Canada Express Entry – How to Increase Your Chances

Canada Express Entry – How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Selected from the Pool

Canada Express Entry - How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Selected from the Pool

Canada Express Entry – How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Selected from the Pool

From January 1, 2015, Canada Express Entry has officially become operational. The response to the programme so far has been phenomenal. Here below are given some tips to do well in the Express Entry Pool and get selected from the pool of the other applicants.

  1. Language Testing is Important

Minus an official language test from any of these, namely, IELTS or CELPIP, you will not manage to sail past the gatekeeper wizard to even start concluding your profile. It is essential that your language scores are on hand when you begin the first screening procedure. In case you are not armed with the scores, it’s futile to waste your time even beginning to fill out the first few questions with the reason being you will be blocked inside the first some screens.

In addition, you need to keep in mind that currently, the CIC does not prefer the previous CELPIP-G tests. You ought to be writing the CELPIP – General 2014. In case your CELPIP exam does not clearly specify CELPIP – General 2014, you will learn you are in the right place as the drop-down choices the Canada Express Entry portal proffers you will match up to your scores.

  1. LMIAs Governs the Express Entry World

It must be clearly seen from the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) by now that those having an employment offer duly confirmed by a standard or permanent LMIA will most surely be proffered an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence (PR) in Canada. But not having one is not a reason why you must NOT apply under Canada Express Entry! Despite job offers duly backed by a LMIA gather 600 points towards the utmost 1200 within the CRS, the CIC has pointed out frequently that they look forward to attracting people with high human capital & no LMIA in the starting draws.

  1. Strictly Avoid Misrepresentation on Your Petition

Since there is no need whatsoever for any documentation at this stage, some will be rather motivated to put forward a profile that is not “entirely correct” with a view to finding a high spot on the Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Avoid this as it won’t pay!

  1. Express Entry Wizard Not be Trusted

Sooner than later you will find out that in case you fail to conclude some specific sections of the Express Entry profile, your “Status” for that section will read “In Progress”. In case the section is 100% complete, it will read “Complete”. Despite the fact that this is all nice and good, a malfunction was seen in the system wherein some particular cases, the Status read “Complete” with a good vertical row of green “Completes” for each form when some extra information still needed to be furnished.

  1. Get Some Trustworthy Person to Proof Read Your Profile Prior to You Present the Same

It hardly matters who you are never, ever put forward your profile minus allowing it been reviewed by someone you trust. In spite of the fact that several of the fields are “drop-down” type menus, with restricted “fillable form” fields, still ample of the room is there for people to fail to notice things.

Unlike the first-in, first-out arrangement that the CIC duly followed before, where petitions would get bounced as they were not fully complete or the innocent old days when they would mail excellent deficiency letters and requesting people to bring up to date the file with anything that was thought missing Express Entry will be a mean administrator.

In case you commit an error in your profile via choosing the incorrect drop down item or fail to remember to put in your LMIA issue & dates of expiry no one will come to your rescue on the other side to indicate your fault. The CRS just reviews the statistics presented before it and then utilizes the same to rank you against the raw data of another candidate. The same does not give counsel.

You might want to check more information about the Canada Express Entry. Go through the below links and you will find most relevant information regarding the same.

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Australia’s visa system will adapt to attract skilled immigrants

Australia’s visa system will adapt to attract skilled immigrants

Australia’s visa system will adapt to attract skilled immigrants

Australia’s visa system will adapt to attract skilled immigrants

Structural changes to the visa system in Australia are on the horizon with the Government aiming to have well-targeted skilled migration policy that expands opportunities, improves living standards and increases productivity.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton believes that there is rising support for high skilled migration in the country and its system should be an example to the rest of the world that voters will accept immigrants if they believe the system is being run fairly.

He indicated that immigration is a major issue, not just in Australia, but also the UK and the United States and said in a speech in London that research shows that taking control of Australia’s borders has been a popular move.

He told the audience at the offices of think tank the Policy Exchange in London that anti-migration sentiment has had a significant impact on the last three Australian elections, the Brexit referendum in the UK and the election of President Donald Trump in the US last year.

He said it also has had an impact on the rise of anti-migration parties in Europe including in last week’s German election and he believes that a key driver is ‘the very high level of irregular migration across the world today’.

He spoke about how support for migration actually remains relatively strong in Australia and indeed has strengthened over recent years and pointed out that a survey last year by the Australian Scanlon Foundation showed broad support for migration of 59% and even higher for skilled and family reunion migration.

‘I think there are three basic explanations for Australia’s situation. The first is that migration is intrinsic to our national identity as much as it is to our economic fortune and is widely seen as such,’ said Dutton.

‘Secondly, that public support cannot be taken for granted. Secure borders are fundamental to a well-managed and truly compassionate migration programme that is capable of securing public backing.

‘And thirdly, migration policy cannot be set and forget, it must be constantly adjusted. Australian Governments, if not, of course, all Governments, have a duty to ensure that migration works first and foremost for its citizens, not just the migrants themselves,’ he added.

He told the audience that around two-thirds of Australia’s annual planning ceiling of 190,000 permanent places are filled by skilled migrants. ‘Properly managed and well-targeted skilled migration expands opportunities, improves living standards, increases productivity and helps our country to reduce the budget deficit, Dutton said.

He pointed out that skilled migration makes Australia more internationally competitive and has helped achieve more than 20 years of uninterrupted economic growth. The Migration Council of Australia estimates migration will add $1.6 trillion to Australia’s GDP and 16% of workforce participation by 2050.

Dutton also pointed out that temporary migration is also increasingly important and Australia’s Productivity Commission expects migration to add another 13 million people to the population by 2060.

‘The Commission advises the gains will depend on having a system that attracts younger migrants who are more skilled. And it advises that we need to get our social, economic, environmental, and I would argue at the top of that list, security policy settings right,’ Dutton said.

‘This is why the Australian Government is adjusting its migration and border policies to counter threats to Australia’s security to meet the reasonable expectation of Australians that migrants share and uphold our values and laws and ensuring skilled migration serves our national interest.

Foreign workers, including from the United Kingdom, are of course still welcome and able to be employed in Australia where there is a genuine need for their skills. Indeed Australia remains committed to a migration programme that is biased towards skilled migration that meets the needs of Australia and its people,’ he added.

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REASONS TO STUDY IN CANADA INSTEAD OF THE UNITED STATES

REASONS TO STUDY IN CANADA INSTEAD OF THE UNITED STATES

REASONS TO STUDY IN CANADA INSTEAD OF THE UNITED STATES

REASONS TO STUDY IN CANADA INSTEAD OF THE UNITED STATES

According to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, statistics collected from over 250 American colleges and universities showed that applications from international students to American colleges and universities have dropped by 39 percent in the last one year alone.

Interestingly, Canada has seen a surge in applications by international students.

The largest Canadian University, the University of Toronto has experienced a 20 per cent increase in the number of international applications in the last year, while Wilfred Laurier University and McMaster University both reported an increase of over 30 percent.

For a long time, the United States was a much more popular destination for international students. So what changed? Why are students choosing to study in Canada instead?

  1. Difficult U.S. Visa Policy

One answer might be the problematic visa policy in the United States.

The Department of Homeland security has put forward a proposal which would require international students to reapply for their visa every year that they are in school in the United States. In contrast, the Canadian government encourages its students to stay in the country for as long as possible.

The U.S. visa application system is also a lengthy and complicated process, requiring intense scrutiny, questioning and plenty of waiting. The Canadian visa process is simpler and shorter, making it easier for international students to get a study permit.

  1. High Cost

Another reason could be cost. Not only is studying in the United States more expensive than the cost of studies in Canada, but financial aid is a lot harder to get as an international student in the United States. Canadian universities are more likely to offer financial aid or scholarships to international students, something which is very rare in the United States.

Tuition costs are only one side of the story – the cost of living is also a lot lower in Canada. International students may be choosing to study in Canada because it’s more affordable.

  1. Trump

There’s no denying that U.S. President Donald Trump has affected the way people view the United States.

His stance on foreigners, and especially his criticism of them, is another factor that is leading to international students rejecting the country as a destination for higher education.

Trump is increasingly being seen as encouraging racism and bigotry across the nation and perhaps this is one reason why the upcoming autumn session in Canadian universities has seen an unprecedented surge in applications from international students.

Donald Trump’s policies and especially his travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries has been seen by many as the demonization of foreigners, which has led to increased racism and with it a renewed fear of gun crime and hate attacks. Perhaps this is why the University of Toronto saw a 20 per cent increase in applications from foreign students this past year alone.

Canada is known for its multiculturalism, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau famously tweeted, in response to President Trump’s threatened ban: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada”.

  1. Canadian Policy

In stark contrast to what some see as hostile U.S. policy towards foreigners, Canada aims to embrace international students.

By 2022, the Canadian government aims to bring in 450,000 international students to Canada. Currently, there are 353,000 international students studying in the country. Although international students currently make up only 1 per cent of the Canadian population, the number of international students entering Canada has seen a 92 per cent increase since 2008.

Whereas in the United States, the number of international students grew by the slowest rate since 2009. These figures make it clear that international students are increasingly choosing Canada over the United States, which could be due to the policies the Canadian government, has adopted to attract international students.

  1. Employment Opportunities

According to the Canadian International Education bureau, more than half of the international student population in Canada seeks to get permanent residence eventually.

International students can work in Canada for up to three years after they graduate on a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which helps them find work and provides a gateway to permanent residence and, eventually, citizenship. This is absolutely not the case in the United States where no employment after graduation is allowed unless you have been sponsored. The general perception among international students is that foreigners are not welcome in the U.S., and this will undoubtedly affect their employability in the local market.

  1. Healthcare

When you think about the biggest differences between Canada and the United States, Canada’s universal healthcare may come to mind.

Since Canadian healthcare is managed by individual provinces, there are differences in the coverage that they offer. Not all provinces offer coverage for temporary residents like international students. That said, students in provinces that don’t include international students can usually opt-in to their school’s insurance plan, or use one of many affordable private insurance providers.

In the United States, international students are required to apply for health insurance by many schools, often having to pay high premiums for private healthcare.

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