The two-year action plan to boost Western Australia’s tourism sector

The two-year action plan to boost Western Australia’s tourism sector

The two-year action plan to boost Western Australia’s tourism sector

The two-year action plan to boost Western Australia’s tourism sector

The McGowan Government has announced a two-year action plan to boost Western Australia’s visitor economy which is lagging when compared with other states and territories.

Tourism WA’s new marketing strategy needed to attract more visitors

Data released last week showed WA was the only part of Australia to see a decline in overseas visitor numbers, and their total expenditure, in the 12 months to December 2017. International tourists to WA fell only 0.8 percent in that period, while expenditure dropped 5.5 percent on the back of a 7.7 percent fall in visitor nights.

Attracting more overseas direct flights to Perth and undertaking an “aggressive” marketing strategy are two key platforms for Tourism WA’s new plan to attract more visitors to the state.

The news was welcomed by the Australian Hotels Association (WA), with CEO Bradley Woods saying the establishment of a clear blueprint for visitor growth was important in order to turn around WA’s performance in attracting travelers to the State.

“The action plan clearly outlines a number of practical ways that more visitors can be attracted to WA as well as how that travel can be facilitated, which is exactly what hotel and hospitality operators have been asking for,” Woods said.

“Western Australia has so much to offer visitors but we are living in an increasingly competitive global environment, making it more necessary than ever to self-promote and campaign in order to lure domestic and international travelers to our shores.”


And that’s not just because it gets so hot in summer that it can sometimes feel like we live on the surface of the sun.

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show we welcomed a record 9.02 million international visitors in the year ending March 2018.

That’s a whopping increase of 7.7 percent on the previous 12 months.

A release from the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steve Ciobo MP, said this new record comes as visitors spent a record $41 billion in Australia last year.

“The world is in love with our beautiful country and all it has to offer,” said Ciobo.

“The spectacular scenery, unique wildlife, and world-leading food and wine are attracting people to our shores like never before.”


The tourism surge is being led by China, which recently overtook New Zealand as our largest source of international visitors, accounting for one-in-six international tourists in Australia and more than a quatre of total international visitor spend.

Australia is also enjoying strong growth from the United States. A record 9.2 percent increase in US visitors during the past 12 months comes on the heels of Tourism Australia’s recent Dundee campaign, aimed at further growing the lucrative North American market.

“Last week’s Budget reaffirms our support to boosting this super-growth sector with continued record funding for Tourism Australia,” said Ciobo.

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Canada’s higher education system continues to rank among the top in the world

Canada’s higher education system continues to rank among the top in the world

Canada’s higher education system continues to rank among the top in the world

Canada’s higher education system continues to rank among the top in the world

Canada outperformed the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany when it comes to spending on higher education, according to the latest Universities 21 report released in May.

The Australian organization’s latest higher education systems ranking places Canada fifth in the Resources category, which measures government and private sector financial support for higher education in the country as a percentage of GDP.

The U21 report ranks 50 countries across four categories: Resources, Environment, Connectivity and Output. Overall, the study ranked Canada eighth.

Canada ranks 6th on par with Sweden in the Output category, which measures post-secondary research produced and its impact, the number of graduates and researchers, the quality of a country’s top universities, and the employability of graduates.

The report highlights that “Canada and Russia have the most qualified workforce, followed by Japan and Israel, and Ukraine and Korea.” This is measured based on the percentage of the population ages 25 to 64 with post-secondary level education.

In terms of Connectivity, Canada made its way up by two in the rankings from 14 to 12. Connectivity looks at whether or not a country’s higher education system has strong national and international links. Connectivity considers how a nation’s post-secondary education system can provide opportunities for international education and research.

Canada’s ranking in the Environment category also improved this year, where it jumped seven places from 20 to 13. This category measures a country’s higher education system based on diversity of staff and students, competition between learning institutions and third-party monitoring of institution performance.

The report’s authors recommend that investment in research may contribute to a nation’s economic growth and note the connection between innovation and/or creativity to an educated workforce.

Here are the top 10 countries in this year’s U21 Overall Rankings:

  1. United States
  2. Switzerland
  3. The United Kingdom
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. Netherlands
  8. Canada
  9. Singapore
  10. Australia
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Business Immigration to Canada

Business Immigration to Canada

Business Immigration to Canada

Business Immigration to Canada

Invest in Canada

If you are a business person or manager looking to immigrate to Canada, the Canadian federal and provincial governments offer a number of options that may allow you to fast-track the Canadian immigration process.

Business immigration to Canada: An Introduction

Through Canada’s Business Class immigration programs, Canada aims to attract individuals that have a significant ability to contribute to the Canadian economy. These programs are offered with the goal of promoting economic development and bettering the job market by attracting investors, entrepreneurs, and self-employed individuals from outside Canada with available venture capital, significant business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills.

Business Class immigration also seeks to develop new commercial opportunities in Canada and to improve Canada’s access to growing foreign markets by welcoming foreign nationals who are familiar with those markets and their unique requirements and customs.

If this option sounds well-suited to your experience and goals, there are several immigration pathways from which to choose. Depending on where you plan to reside, you may choose to apply through one of the programs offered by a particular province, such as the Quebec business immigration programs, or by the federal government. Get started exploring your options by starting a free assessment, and we will be pleased to discuss your Business Class immigration options with you.

Which Canadian Business Class immigration program is best for you?

I have a significant net worth and am ready to invest in a Canadian business

Depending on the amount of funds that you have available to invest in Canada, there may be a number of options available to you. For instance, the Quebec Immigrant Investor program allows individuals to immigrate to Canada by making a government-secured, passive investment.

If you are looking for a more active investment, there are a number of Entrepreneur and Provincial Nominee programs available for immigration, which will require you to invest in and operate a business in Canada. You may also wish to explore the Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa Program. Since there are so many options available to you, we encourage you to fill out a free assessment to take advantage of our extensive experience and discuss your options with a specialist.

I am looking to operate a business in Canada

Your business management and ownership experience may make you eligible for a number of entrepreneur categories within the Provincial Nominee Programs and at the federal level, or for the business immigration programs offered by Quebec. Take advantage of our intimate knowledge of these programs by starting a free assessment.

I am looking to move to the province of Quebec

The province of Quebec offers the most well-established Business Immigration programs. If you are considering living in the province of Quebec, we encourage you to explore Quebec’s Investor Immigration Program, as well as its Entrepreneur Immigration Program. Since these programs are based on points and your qualifications require some specialized analysis, we encourage you to fill out a free assessment so that we can walk you through the requirements for each of these programs and explore other viable immigration options available to you.

I would like to move to one of the other provinces in Canada

Each province encourages the immigration of entrepreneurs and business managers through their Provincial Nominee Programs. These programs require that you make an active investment of either your capital or management abilities in a business located in one of Canada’s provinces. There are a number of programs available depending on which province you are considering for your new Canadian home. We welcome you to start your free assessment so that we can determine the best option for you.

I am self-employed and well-established in my field

Canada welcomes self-employed individuals in a variety of fields based on their success and the reputation that they have established in their field. These fields range from farming to athletics to the arts. Start your free assessment today to find out if your self-employed experience would make you eligible for one of the Self-Employed Immigration Programs.

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Prince Edward Island is a great immigration destination

Why Prince Edward Island is a Great Immigration Destination

Prince Edward Island is a great immigration destination

Prince Edward Island is a great immigration destination

Canada’s smallest province is making big waves in immigration! Over the past 15 years, Prince Edward Island has been rapidly increasing the number of immigrants in its population. The tiny province has become a popular destination for immigrants because of its unique and attractive immigration programs.


Prince Edward Island is a small place with lots of natural beauty. It doesn’t have a huge population, but there is tons of room for growth on the island.

The province is trying to harness this potential for growth by allowing more and more immigrants to settle there. Its immigrant population has been growing faster than anywhere else in Canada. Compared to the rest of the country, the island still has a relatively small number of immigrants in its population. But that could change in the coming years!


So how is the island encouraging people to move there? It’s doing so with the help of some creative immigration programs.

The province is incentivising people to come to the island and start the business in some of its smaller, more rural communities. This is part of an entrepreneurial stream of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The program uses a ranking system and candidates who receive letters of recommendation from the islands rural towns get more points than those who plan to settle in the capital city of Charlottetown. This program aims to boost the economies and populations of the rural parts of the island. The PNP in Prince Edward Island offers immigration options for people who fully or partially own business located on the island.

The PEI PNP also offers immigration options to international graduates of post-secondary educational institutions in the province. Certain streams of the PNP are aligned with the federal Express Entry system, which makes it easier to apply for permanent residency for some people.

Another unique immigration program is the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. This program offers attractive immigration options to newcomers to Canada’s Atlantic Provinces. These provinces, including Prince Edward Island, are facing labour shortages and a population that’s getting older. Employers who are interested in participating apply to their province to become designated within the program. They can then hire qualified candidates who will be assisted in settling in the province and become eligible to apply for permanent residency.


Prince Edward Island is a great destination for anyone who wants to start a business or new career in Canada! If one of PEI’s immigration options appeals to you, get in touch with Global Gateways Team. We can give you complete information on all your options for immigrating to PEI and help make the process as easy as possible!

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What is the life for an Indian in Canada?

What is life like for an Indian in Canada?

What is life like for an Indian in Canada?

What is life like for an Indian in Canada?

Canada is becoming intensely famous among Indians whether it is study or job or settling permanently over there. Most people in the Northern part of India are moving over there. There are many reasons why people prefer Canada than any other country, one of which is it is relatively easy to migrate to Canada rather than the US. Canada is amazingly multicultural – one can find eateries serving cuisine from literally all corners of the globe and many more. In this article, you will get an idea of What is life like for an Indian in Canada?

Moving to Canada implies living in a standout amongst the most secure and safe countries on the planet. The advantages of being the resident of this astounding nation aren’t restricted to getting a charge out of grand magnificence or accessing nature’s stunning showcase (the Natural Lights). Let’s get started by looking into the different aspects of Indian people living in Canada:-.

Markets- Well stocked with every Indian Food Item you can think of

If we talk about markets where you can every possible eatery of India, you will not feel homesick being in Canada. The Walmart over there will provide you every basic need from Aata to Basmati Rice, to Ghee to Maggie, to Haldiram snacks. Restaurants serve more fresh food than the restaurants in India.

Economy- largest economy- easy and ethical jobs, Free health care and education make life like a sweet dream for Immigrants in Canada

Canada being the 10th largest economy in the world with rich natural resources, high GDP and excellent international trade network provide multiple job opportunities and high standards of living. The different government program in which every immigrant also takes part ensure monetary stability and strength. So after moving to Canada from India you can easily earn money and sustain there. However the healthcare is free and school education is free, so the savings can be a little equivalent.

Cultural Diversity- yet no conflict in different ethnicity, peaceful neighborhood

As we know Canada opens heartedly welcome all the immigrants, so you will not find any dearth of culture in Canada. People with different religions, ethnicity, race, origin, etc. live together in peace and harmony. So, if you are planning to settle in Canada from India, you will not miss the multicultural aspect of India.

Low Crime Rate-

With the incoming of millions of immigrants at a time, Canada still is a quiet society The nation was presented the OECD Better Life Index award in 2014 for securing 9.7 out of 10 in security, one can easily settle out here with family without any worries.

Weather in Canada-hostile yet easy to adapt to

Indian people find difficulty in extremely cold conditions in Canada. Temperature falls from zero degrees to negative here in maple leaf country.

Education and Healthcare- free education and world-class healthcare in Canada- that is why Immigrants make beeline for Canada

Canada guarantees the best tutoring to all its young citizens independent of their experience. The Canadian government provides world-class education and healthcare facilities free or at the subsidized rate.

Family Benefits- makes old age a real enjoyable phase of life

The Canadian government is also very considerate when it comes down to the family of the immigrant. It provides innumerable advantages to the families so as to enable them to bring up their youngsters better. The family of an immigrant is part of each and every government programs. Other benefits include different Employment Insurance benefits like parental and maternity leave, survivor’s annuity, Missing kids concede, Victim financing and administrations.

As is evident from the huge Indian community settled in Canada and their active participation in different fields majorly politics shows life in Canada for Indians is hassle-free.

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