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Australia extends post-study work rights for international graduates

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Australia has extended post-study work rights for international students with select degrees to strengthen the pipeline to skilled work in Australia. Eligible international graduates will get work right extensions ranging from two to six years on their Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485), depe

New Zealand restarts Skilled Migrant and Parent visas

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New Zealand has restarted the Skilled Migrant and Parent Resident visa categories for new applicants looking to move to New Zealand. The two immigration streams are being reopened for new applications after months of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to restarting the two im

WA urges better preparation for graduates joining workforce

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Western Australia has called for better preparation for graduates joining the workforce. According to a research report, there is a ‚Äúskills mismatch‚ÄĚ among recent Australian graduates joining the workforce. The report, titled ‚ÄėRace to the Top,‚Äô was published by the Committee for Perth,

Western Australia urges dropping barriers to migration

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Key Western Australian businesses have called for barriers to migration to be dropped in a research report.   The report, titled ‚ÄėRace to the Top,‚Äô was released by the Committee for Perth, which consists of key businesses and institutions in Western Australia among its members. &nb

Skilled Migration Australia – Meet Australian Immigration Specialist Consultant in Dhaka

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Skilled Migration to Australia from Bangladesh - Meet the Licensed Australian Immigration Specialist Consultant in Dhaka from 6 to 12 Feb 2023 You can secure your spot for a One-on-One consultation and get your profile evaluated by our Licensed MARA Consultants. Take advantage of this opportu

5,500 Express Entry candidates invited in second 2023 draw

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Canada invited 5,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency for the second consecutive week as it held the second invitation draw of 2023. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score for this draw was 490 points – 17 lower than the previous invitation round. Follow

New Zealand records positive net migration in November

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Migration to New Zealand gained momentum with a positive net migration of more than 5,500 people in November 2022. Data released by Stats NZ showed that more than 21,000 new migrants arrived in New Zealand in November last year, while 15,600 left the country. This resulted in New Zealand havin

Canada invites 5,500 candidates in first draw of 2023

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Canada invited 5,500 Express Entry candidates in the first all-program invitation round of 2023. This round of the draw was conducted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score of 507 points. Eligible candidates were invited fro

Australian immigration ‚Äď Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309)

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Australia’s Partner (Provisional) visa, also known as the subclass 309 visa, allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to move to Australia. This is a temporary visa and is the first step towards Australia’s permane

Australia speeds up subclass 189 visa processing times

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Australia has sped up the processing times for the Points-tested stream of the permanent Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa. Applications for the Points-tested stream of the subclass 189 visa will now take as little as 74 days to be processed by the Australian government. Previously, applicat

Australia assessing visa applications for teachers, nurses in 3 days

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Australia is assessing skilled visa applications for teachers and healthcare workers in just three days after changing skilled visa priorities. The ‘three-day visa for teachers and nurses’ approach comes after the Department of Home Affairs stopped using the Priority Migration Skilled O

Australia’s skills shortages nearly double from 2021

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Australian jobs experiencing labour shortages have nearly doubled from 2021, data from the National Skills Commission has shown. According to the National Skills Commission’s 2022 Skills Priority List Key Findings Report, 286 occupations were dealing with skills shortages at a national level

Western Australia eases requirements for skilled workers

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Western Australia has relaxed visa conditions for skilled workers in its migration program for 2022-23. The state government has eliminated English language requirements for professional and managerial occupations, reduced the required funds applicants need to show, and lowered work experience requ

Australia extends post-study work permits for international students

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Australia has announced extensions to post-study work permits for international students with in-demand skills. Under the new changes, international students with in-demand skills for the workforce will be able to stay and work in Australia for longer. Post-study work rights for international stud

New Zealand launches new Active Investor Plus visa

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New Zealand has launched the new Active Investor Plus visa for business migration with a pathway to permanent residency. Experienced and high-value investors can now apply for business migration to New Zealand with direct investments of $5 million. Business migration applicants will also be able t

Australia considers boosting temporary skilled migrants’ pay

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Australia is considering boosting the incomes of temporary skilled migrants as the country works on tackling worker shortages. Brendan O’Connor, Australia’s Skills and Training Minister, said that the government would look at lifting the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold, whi

Immigration New Zealand speeds up visa processing times

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New Zealand has set up an incident management team to speed up skilled and visitor visa application processing. Employer Accreditation applications are now being processed in as little as ten days, and Job Checks are also expected to have similar processing times. New Zealand’s Minister of I

Express Entry score requirement drops under 500 points

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Canada’s Express Entry score requirement dropped below 500 points for the first time in almost two years. The latest all-program Express Entry invitation draw, held on October 26, had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score threshold of 496 points. 4,750 candidates from the Federal Skille

Australia lifts migration ceiling to 195,000 places

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Australia will lift its migration cap to 195,000 places for 2022-23 as part of the Federal Budget 2022. The Australian government will increase migrant intake by 35,000 from the previous ceiling of 160,000, with priority given to offshore applicants and New Zealanders. Australia will also reduce t

eduaid wins Best Migration Agent of the Year award in Australia

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eduaid Immigration Services was named the Best Migration Agent of the Year at the South Asian Entrepreneur Summit 2022 in Australia. eduaid was awarded the Best Migration Agent of the Year 2022 award in a day-long business summit held at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia, on Satur

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