BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN CANADA

BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN CANADA, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CANADA

BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN CANADA

BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN CANADA

There are many benefits to studying in Canada as an international student. You have the option to bring your family with you, work during your studies, and the credentials you gain can open doors to becoming a Canadian permanent resident!

WORLD-CLASS ACADEMICS

Canada is recognized internationally for its quality education system and access to some of the best schools in the world. According to QS University World Rankings, there are currently three schools in Canada that rank in the top 50 worldwide. Also, Canada has ranked the best country for education in 2017, citing factors of university excellence and a highly developed education system for the top spot.

WORKING OPPORTUNITIES

As a full-time international student in Canada, you have the option to work part-time during your studies. This can include both on and off-campus work for up to 20 hours a week, helping you finance your education. During scheduled breaks throughout the year, such as winter or summer break, your study permit allows you to work full-time up to 30 hours a week.

WORK AFTER GRADUATION

Once you have completed your studies, international students are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). This open work permit allows recent graduates to stay in Canada and seek employment anywhere in the country. Unlike other work permits, you are not tied to a specific employer and are allowed to pursue employment in almost any field. For those looking to become Canadian permanent residents, a PGWP and your prior Canadian studies can be a great way to staying here permanently!

BRING YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU

Choosing to study in a foreign country might not always be a feasible option to those with family commitments. Fortunately, international students are eligible to bring their family with them during their studies.

FAMILY BENEFITS

While you study, your spouse or common-law partner is eligible for an open work permit. This allows them to make use of their time and seek employment anywhere in the country. Also, your children can study in Canadian primary or secondary schools without the need for a study permit.

If you choose to stay in Canada through a Post-Graduation Work Permit, your family is eligible for continued status as well.

BECOMING A PERMANENT RESIDENT

Did you know that studying in Canada opens many doors to becoming a permanent resident? The Canadian credentials you gain during your studies make you a great candidate for living here permanently!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Many immigration programs value Canadian experience, such as working or studying in Canada. If you currently qualify for an immigration program, having studied in Canada can increase your chances for permanent residence. If you are not qualified for an immigration program, studying in Canada can help you become an eligible candidate for permanent residence. Combined with a PGWP, the Canadian experience you gain during your studies and after graduation can greatly increase your chances of being accepted for PR.

HOW CAN I STUDY IN CANADA?

Canada Study Immigrate program was designed to help you come to Canada as an international student. Our educational counselors and legal professionals can help you find the program and school that suits your needs, and the study permit to help you come here. Once you have completed your studies, our team of professionals can guide you through the process of obtaining your own Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), and help you transition from temporary student to Canadian permanent resident!

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The Aspects of Australia Skilled Visas and points system for Australia PR

The Aspects of Australia Skilled Visas and points system for Australia PR

The Aspects of Australia Skilled Visas and points system for Australia PR

The Aspects of Australia Skilled Visas and points system for Australia PR

Australia has a huge demand for skilled overseas workers in diverse industries. The scarcity of skilled workers is such that diverse businesses are being affected. Australia has thus opted for points based skilled immigration to cater to this huge requirement of skilled professionals as these skills are unavailable in the local talents. An immigration consultant can guide you better to go about the entire process of skilled immigration to Australia.

The points-based system for skilled immigration to Australia is a selective process to identify overseas workers who possess the necessary talents to accentuate the growth of the economy of Australia. Australian firms can recruit overseas workers for only those professions that are listed in the Australia’s skilled occupation list. A registered migration agent can assist you to figure out the skilled occupation list and enhance your chances of immigrating to Australia on the skilled visas.

Overseas immigrants who intend to apply for the Australia skilled visas must ensure that they hire an expert and qualified registered migration agent who can assist in visa processing and avoid rejection of visa application from the visa authorities.  The process for skilled visas is first availing the sponsorship, then getting a nomination and lastly submitting the visa application.

The most usual mode to acquire the Australia PR is the points test scheme through the general skilled immigration. Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia has outlined specific rules for criteria, eligibilities, and points for overseas applicants of the skilled visas. Work abroad Australia for overseas applicants mandates that they secure at least 60 points to submit an EOI to the DIBP.

Applicants of Australia skilled visas are awarded points based on diverse criterions. Below is a brief analysis of these.

Educational Credentials:

The overseas applicants are awarded different points for their diverse educational qualifications.

  • Doctoral degree- 20 points
  • Graduate or Post-graduate degree- 15 points
  • Trade or diploma certification – 10 points
  • Unaccredited qualification – no points

Age of the applicants:

Australia skilled visas applicants are eligible to receive points for their age in case they are aged between 50 to 18 years at the time of visa application.

  • Age 24-18 years – 25 points
  • Age 32- 25 years- 30 points
  • Age 39 – 33 years – 25 points
  • Age 44- 40 years – 15 points
  • Age 49 – 45 years – no points

Work experience in Australia:

Overseas immigrants who have work experience in Australia are eligible to avail points based on work experience in a job in nominated profile or a closely allied occupation.

  • For 8 to 10 years – 20 points
  • For 5 to 8 years – 15 points
  • For 3 to 5 years – 10 points
  • For 1 to 3 years – 5 points
  • For 0 to 1 year – no points

Work experience at overseas:

Applicants of Australia skilled visas are also eligible to receive points for their work experience abroad in the closely allied occupations.

  • For 8 to 10 years – 15 points
  • For 5 to 8 years – 10 points
  • For 3 to 5 years – 5 points
  • For 1 to 3 years – no points

Overseas applicants with proficiency in the English language are awarded more points.

  • Advanced level – 20 points
  • Expert level – 10 points
  • Capable level – no points

Australia skilled visas applicants are awarded 5 points if they have successfully completed Professional Year Program. 5 extra points will also be incurred to them if they successfully complete an NAATI course. If they also satisfy the requirement for Australian study, another 5 points will be awarded to them.

Conclusion:

The points-based system for skilled immigration to Australia is a selective process to identify overseas workers who possess the necessary talents to accentuate the growth of the economy of Australia.

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We can’t safeguard Aussie values through a citizenship test

We can’t safeguard Aussie values through a citizenship test

We can’t safeguard Aussie values through a citizenship test

We can’t safeguard Aussie values through a citizenship test

IF it looks too good to be true, it probably is. This is what springs to mind when considering Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s hard sell when it comes to the citizenship.

Changing the citizenship test has been pitched as the answer to all our national security problems. A protectionism panacea, it will ensure anyone who passes will be chock full of true blue Aussie values and will, fair dinkum, weed out those who need to, as the bogan bumper sticker so eloquently puts it, “like it or leave it”.

Anyone who fails to pass muster on telling questions about their desired new home country will not be able to call Australia home. New questions are tipped to be along the lines of “can you strike your spouse in the privacy of your home?” and “under what circumstances is it appropriate to prohibit girls from education?”

Sounds like a great filtering device, except it isn’t.

If someone is at the point of applying for citizenship, Australia is already their home and has been for years.

The citizenship test is but the last hurdle in a seemingly endless naturalization process.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe the hoops one must jump through along the way are entirely justified. But I also consider that putting all your border control eggs in the citizenship test basket is just ill-conceived.

As a new citizen here I am intimately aware of how difficult, expensive and time-consuming it is to become an Aussie. I’m not complaining. I consider my citizenship to be an enormous privilege and I gladly took on the arduous process of achieving it.

Having arrived nine years ago from Ireland it seems as though I have been filling out forms forever: application for a working holiday visa; application for a second working holiday visa; application for employer nominated residency; application for my partner’s temporary residency; application for my partner’s permanent residency; four years as a resident before applying for citizenship; citizenship test, then citizenship ceremony.

I finally became a citizen in 2014 and am enormously grateful for that.

Included in all those applications were exhaustive ways in which I had to prove my eligibility — my suitability — to stay here.

Police checks for here and overseas, medical checks, character references from non-related citizens, proof of income, proof of community activities and engagement, proof of ability to speak English, proof of every address I have ever held, details on every close relative, intimate details about my relationship, my way of life, my future plans, my religion. Nothing was left out and rightly so.

To be honest, preparing for the citizenship test at the end of all that was the most straightforward of the tasks the Immigration Department set for me.

So while I believe my understanding of the process to be quite good, what I can’t grasp is the idea that tweaking the questions on what I considered to be the final rubber stamping of Aussie-ness will keep out the “baddies”.

In fact, if any undesirables remain by the time they are sitting that test we are in a lot more trouble than anyone thinks and the entire system needs tweaking, not just this fairly straightforward multiple choice test.

Also, failing a citizenship test does not result in expulsion from the country. The failed applicant is still a resident, but they can’t vote or hold an Aussie passport.

And, as for making the English test more difficult, well, first, that is part of the residency process, not citizenship and, second, I have English-only speaking friends who have failed it which would suggest it is already suitably stringent.

Australian citizenship is a precious gift that warrants zealous protection, I just hope Mr. Dutton has more ways of doing that than selling the line that we can safeguard Australian values through a test.

We are facing turbulent times and unprecedented threats that warrant honest discussion and authentic, workable deterrents, not misleading rhetoric about citizenship.

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