May 31 Express Entry Draw, Lowest Ever Points Requirement for FSW and CEC Candidates

May 31 Express Entry Draw, Lowest Ever Points Requirement for FSW and CEC Candidates

May 31 Express Entry Draw, Lowest Ever Points Requirement for FSW and CEC Candidates

May 31 Express Entry Draw, Lowest Ever Points Requirement for FSW and CEC Candidates

The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has seen candidates with 413 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence, making this the lowest ever CRS cut-off point for candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Most Express Entry candidates are eligible under one of these programs.

A total of 3,877 candidates received an ITA in the May 31 draw, the 65th in total since Express Entry was first introduced in January 2015.

Five days earlier, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a further 543 candidates in two draws that took place simultaneously. In these draws, the 63rd and 64th, respectively, candidates under the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) with at least 199 CRS points were invited to apply, as were candidates for a provincial nomination who had at least 775 CRS points.

This means that three different draws, with three different CRS cut-off points and three different program requirements, have taken place in just five days — and the CRS cut-off threshold has decreased across all programs.

With further improvements to the system scheduled to come into force next week, this all makes the current period arguably the most exciting in the history of Express Entry so far. The dynamic nature of the system, together with the fact that it is now the main driver of economic immigration to Canada, means that an increasing number of individuals and families around the world see Express Entry as their pathway to Canada.

With the changing nature of Express Entry clearly apparent, it is helpful to consider the diversity of candidates who are receiving ITAs. The following hypothetical scenarios reveal how candidates are being invited to apply for permanent residence.

Amanda is 33 years old, has an IELTS score of 8 in each language ability, a Bachelor’s degree, and three years of work experience outside of Canada. Her CRS score of 416 was sufficient to receive an ITA in the latest draw.

Stephane is 34 years old and has three years of foreign work experience as an IT worker. Both he and his spouse, who also has three years of foreign work experience, obtained a score of 8 in each ability on their IELTS tests. He has a Bachelor’s degree, while his spouse has a one-year post-secondary credential. Their CRS score of 413 means that they can look forward to submitting their application and immigrating to Canada as a family later this year.

Another 34-year old, Yuvraj, also had 413 CRS points in the pool. He was rewarded for getting a score of 6 on each ability on his IELTS test, the same score obtained by his common-law partner, Anika. He has a Bachelor’s degree obtained in Canada, while she has completed two post-secondary study programs, one of which was a Bachelor’s program. After studying, Yuvraj worked for one year in Canada. Overall, these factors resulted in an ITA being issued in the latest draw.

Esther is 39 years old, has a Master’s degree, and a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 9 in all four language abilities. She has three years of work experience as a professor in her home country. Overall, she has 414 CRS points and is now positioned to submit her application.

Ibrahim is 27 years old. He studied outside Canada, where he obtained a two-year college diploma and three years of skilled work experience. On a recent IELTS test, he obtained an initial advanced level in Reading and Writing, and an advanced level in Speaking and Listening. These credentials give him a CRS score of 413, and he has obtained an ITA.

Invitations issued to candidates such as these are among the 47,876 ITAs issued so far this year, far surpassing the 33,782 issued over the whole of last year. With nearly 4,000 ITAs issued under most draw over recent months — the May 26 draws can be viewed as something of an anomaly because of their program-specific nature — there is a corresponding effect on the CRS cut-off threshold, as IRCC has to dip deeper into the pool to bring in the number of newcomers it needs in order to reach its government-set targets.

“For about a year and a half, IRCC adopted a wait-and-see attitude towards Express Entry and the Comprehensive Ranking System as it was initially constructed for launch in 2015. Over the past few months, however, it has been a totally different story, and to everyone’s benefit. It’s like anything you start new, like a new job or raising a child for the first time — you get used to what you’re dealing with before gaining the confidence to make the necessary improvements,” says Attorney David Cohen.

“Through all this, the final week of May has seen CRS thresholds come down to record new lows across all programs. This shows that IRCC has confidence in the system and the pool, as well as the candidates and applicants-to-be in that pool.

“The message is clear — this is the time to chart a path to Canada through Express Entry. By creating a profile, individuals are visible to IRCC for program-specific draws and regular draws, not to mention provinces on the lookout for newcomers who can settle into their communities through the Provincial Nominee Programs.”

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Life in Australia

Life in Australia

Life in Australia

Life in Australia

Life in Australia

Includes information on what you need to know as an Australian permanent resident or Australian citizen.

Australian lifestyle

There is no such thing as a typical Australian lifestyle. Some Australians choose a laid-back life in the country, and others prefer to live in busy cosmopolitan areas. Regardless of where they choose to stay, Australians enjoy a high quality of life.

Australian values

The Australian government encourages new residents to learn as much as they can about their new country, including Australia’s heritage, language, customs, values and way of life.

Information for permanent residents

Becoming an Australian citizen

The Australian government encourages permanent Australian residents to apply for Australian citizenship when they become eligible.

Bringing your family members to Australia

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident with family overseas, your family may be able to apply for a family visa option.

Visa options for family members include:

  • Partner category visa options
  • Child and adoption visa options
  • Relative visa options
  • Parent visa options

Children born to permanent residents of Australia

Children born in Australia to a permanent resident parent will automatically acquire Australian citizenship at the time of the child’s birth.

Other useful information for permanent residents of Australia

Australian permanent residents may be eligible for a number of services within Australia, including access to our national health scheme and social security.

Beginning a life in Australia

  • Living in Australia
  • For information on the settlement and multicultural affairs, including:
  • Settling in Australia
  • Settlement policy, programs, service providers and grants
  • Multicultural Australia (including a calendar of religious and cultural dates)

Learn to speak English

The Adult Migrant English Language Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of free English language tuition to eligible migrants from the skilled, family and humanitarian visa streams.

Help with translating and interpreting

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to:

Help people who do not speak English in their daily lives

Help agencies and businesses to communicate with their non-English speaking clients

Family safety pack

The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault, and forced marriage. The family safety pack also includes important information about essential services and emergency contacts in Australia.

Certificate of Status

Certificate of Status are for permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who need evidence of their status in Australia and are unable to use our Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) tool.

New Zealand citizens

Most New Zealand citizens who enter Australia on a New Zealand passport do so under the Trans-Tasman Travel arrangements.

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Mistakes due to which may cause your Canada Express Entry Application Rejected

Mistakes due to which may cause your Canada Express Entry Application Rejected

Mistakes due to which may cause your Canada Express Entry Application Rejected

Mistakes due to which may cause your Canada Express Entry Application Rejected

Now that the application for the Express Entry system of immigration in Canada is done online, candidates do not get any letters regarding the corrections they need to do in their application. The application will be directly canceled in case there is any problem. So, here are some possible reasons for which may get your Canada Express Entry Application Rejected.

Have a look on these common mistakes that can get your Canada Express Entry Application Rejected

Wrong information regarding workplace in Express Entry Application

You should never enter any work experience that you had before acquiring the degree or certification that you possess at the present. Your work experience should always be listed as something related to your educational degrees or to the job offer you got in Canada. The authorities will select only that person who is fit for the job. If you do not list qualities or experiences related to the job then your application will not be accepted. So do not just fill any irrelevant work experience in your profile.

Wrong information regarding education in the Immigration Application

Most often people assume that their foreign degree is something of equal status to that of a similar Canadian degree. Do not assume this from before. Always undertake and ECA or Educational Credential Assessment from a certified organization so that the immigration officer or any employee who is interested in hiring your does not doubt your educational credentials. So don’t delay in dong an ECA because if you do not get the results in time then your Express Entry will be automatically canceled as they will have no way to verify your foreign educational credentials.

Wrong Language test results

Always check whether the language test you are taking is the test you are supposed to take or not. Don’t end up taking the wrong language test. And never sent the test results directly to the IRCC. Get them yourself first and then send them the duplicate one although you will be asked to show the original one later on.

Wrong or Invalid job offer/ Offer from Scam Employer in Canada and same being used in Express Entry Profile

Always check whether the job offer you are submitting under the Express Entry system is eligible for it or not. Never submit any job offer that is not eligible. The job offers from certain places like an embassy, a high commission or a Canadian consulate, employers belonging to Quebec, ineligible employers under IRCC’s list or an employer who has not even completed a year of his business are considered ineligible for the Express Entry system.

And suppose you have an eligible job offer then too there is a condition. And the condition is that your employer must give Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This report is reviewed and judged by the Employment and Social Development Canada. If after the review procedure the assessment is accepted then a particular LMIA number will be given to you which you will have to include in your application otherwise your application will be rejected.

Apart from the mentioned points, you should never give any false information regarding your age, language ability or any other particular. Falsifying your profile will lead to grave results which may ban you for 5 years from entering Canada.

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Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration

Love working with people from all around the world? People looking for a new way of life often put New Zealand at the top of their wish list – but the immigration process can be difficult and confusing; professional advice is vital.

Anyone giving immigration advice has to be licensed. Unless you are an exempt person you must complete this qualification to apply for a license and we are the only institute in the country able to offer it.

This very popular online program can be studied from anywhere in the world.

It’s an intensive, interactive online course with strict entry criteria, particularly around English competency, and students will already have a degree or previous industry experience.

Content Details

The program was developed in collaboration with the Immigration Advisers Authority and the immigration advice industry, to meet New Zealand immigration adviser licensing requirements.

The qualification can be completed in one year of full-time study or longer if studied part-time.

Details of licensing requirements can be found on the Immigration Advisers Authority website. We recommend that you check your eligibility for a license by reading section 15 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.

Learning in this qualification is sequential.  All coursework and exams for courses LAWS6015, LAWS7012, LAWS7013 and LAWS7014 must be successfully completed before studying any subsequent courses.

International Students

There is no requirement to come to New Zealand to study for this qualification. Study visas are not issued for this program.

COURSES (in order.) Note the first four courses must be completed successfully before students can progress to the subsequent four courses).

Course LAWS6015 – Introduction to the Immigration Industry and Professional Responsibilities

In this course, students will identify and explore the role of a licensed immigration adviser and the licensing requirements an adviser must operate within, investigate the professional responsibilities of an immigration adviser including the code of conduct, and identify the features of professional communication that are relevant to an immigration advisor.

Course LAWS7012 – Introduction to Immigration Law and Decision-Making

In this course, students will analyze the legislative framework that guides the practice of immigration advisers, outline the New Zealand immigration visa system, explore immigration decision-making, navigate the Operational Manual and assess the factors that influence mandatory health and character requirements.

Course LAWS7013 – Temporary Entry, Compliance, and Unlawful Status

In this course, students will evaluate circumstances and give immigration advice in relation to temporary entry class visas, evaluate circumstances and give advice in relation to compliance and unlawful status. Students will also be able to interpret and assess the relevance of a range of circumstances to applications and explore oral and written English communication skills that assist immigration advisers in working professionally with clients.

Course LAWS7014 – Residence

In this course, students will learn to evaluate client circumstances and eligibility in relation to residence class and skilled migrant visa applications. Students will also demonstrate their ability to consistently apply written English communication skills that assist immigration advisers in working professionally with clients.

Course LAWS7015 – Professional Practice

In this course, students will investigate and implement aspects of practice as an immigration adviser including business practices, professional skills and ethical considerations in relation to the Code of Conduct and the Competency Standards and the application of communication skills when providing immigration advice.

Course LAWS7016 – Specialist Immigration Areas

In this course, students will explore and apply professional knowledge and skills when working as an immigration adviser in a number of specialist immigration areas and apply written English skills to a professional standard when working with clients.

Course LAWS7017 – Managing Client Cases

In this course students will interpret and apply knowledge of New Zealand immigration law in relation to a series of client applications, demonstrate their ability to manage the demands of applications and representations from clients and apply the professional knowledge and skills expected of an immigration adviser, including using written and oral English language skills to advise a client on a variety of immigration situations.

Course LAWS7018 – Applied Practice (work placement)

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply and evaluates professional practices relevant to a licensed immigration adviser, critically reflect on issues through the analysis of a series of cases and agency policies and practices, and consistently apply written and oral English language skills within the context of a work placement. This course option will only be available to students who can attend a physical immigration advisory business where oversight can be supplied by a currently licensed New Zealand Immigration Adviser. LAWS7018 Work Placement Handbook 2017.

Course LAWS7019 – Applied Practice

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply and evaluates professional practices relevant to a licensed immigration adviser, critically reflect on issues through the analysis of a series of cases and agency policies and practices, and consistently apply written and oral English language skills within the context of simulated work situations. This course option will be available to students who are unable to arrange a work placement.

Dates/Times/Locations

This online course allows you to study full-time or part-time from anywhere in the world and caters to different time zones. The learning is supported by tutors giving you individual and group support, guidance and feedback. The course is fast-paced and intensive. If you’re in employment you are strongly encouraged to study part-time.

Each course involves approximately 150 hours of study including a final exam. During the course, you participate in online tutorials and directed study and complete assessment tasks. You can select the dates and times of the online tutorials and you will be advised once confirmed.

Full-time Study

Full-time study equates to approximately 40 hours per week of fixed tutorials and self-directed study. In your first semester, you will study Course 1 (6015) and Course 2 (7012), Course 3 (7013) and Course 4 (7014). There will be a 1-week study break before the exams for all four courses. Your second semester of study will follow the same pattern for Courses 5-8 (7015-7018).

Part-time Study

Part-time study equates to approximately 20 hours per week of fixed tutorials and directed study. In your first semester, you will study Course 1 (6015) and Course 2 (7012). There will be a one-week study break before you sit the exams for both Course 1 (6015) and Course 2 (7012). Your second semester of study will follow the same pattern for Courses 3 (7013) and 4 (7014).

Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents have loved ones abroad that they wish they could bring to Canada.

The Canadian government offers a number of ways to allow this dream to become a reality under its Family Class Sponsorship class. Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship programs are some of the most generous family reunification programs in the developed world. After all, the Canadian government is committed to keeping families together whenever possible.

There are a number of relationships that qualify for Family Class Sponsorship, including spouses and common-law partners, parents and grandparents, dependent children, and potentially other relationships under certain Provincial Family Class Sponsorship programs. For parents and grandparents, there is also the Super Visa program.

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Australia Business Investor Visa

Business Investor Visa – subclass 893

Australia Business Investor Visa

Australia Business Investor Visa

This is a state-assigned changeless habitation visa for speculators as of now holding a South Australian state-named 165 visa.

This visa empowers you to live for all time in South Australia to work your business or venture action. To be qualified to apply for the subclass 893 visa, candidates must hold a legitimate South Australian state-assigned subclass 165 visa.

Subclass 893 is substantial for a long time with future choices for residency return visas or citizenship.

Application requirements

Candidates must hold a state-selected 165 temporary visa to be qualified to apply for an Investor lasting living arrangement subclass 893 visa.

Notwithstanding meeting the subclass 893 visa criteria of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), candidates more likely than not satisfied the South Australian State Government sponsorship necessities.

You must show evidence you have:

Lived in South Australia for no less than two years in the last four.

Held AUD $750,000 in South Australian Government Finance Authority (SAFA) bonds for a long time.

A business or venture gets ready for your AUD $750,000 speculation.

Transients who were matured inside three months of turning 55 years when they stopped their subclass 165 visa application may have been affirmed on the premise of a strategy for success notwithstanding the speculation of AUD 750,000 in SAFA securities for the four years. You should demonstrate confirm the arrangement has been finished before you apply for your subclass 893 visa, notwithstanding the above proof necessities.

Before you apply

You should have prepared data and archives to demonstrate the cases you make for your application.

Examined duplicates of the principle candidate’s photograph pages of their identification (in pdf organize).

Confirmation of residency in South Australia for as far back as two years.

Confirm you have satisfied your venture commitments with SAFA for a long time.

A finished and marked Form 949, spared as a pdf.

Step by step instructions to apply:

Check the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) visa conditions to guarantee you meet the visa criteria.

Guarantee you meet the state selection necessities for South Australia and read the State application terms and conditions.

Present an online application for state designation.

On the off chance that you are affirmed for state assignment, you will get a State Government marked duplicate of Form 949. You should incorporate this in your visa application to DIBP to be qualified to apply for the 893 visa. This visa application must be gotten by the right DIBP office, before your temporary visa lapses.

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