South Australia introduces a new visa

South Australia introduces a new visa

South Australia introduces a new visa

South Australia introduces a new visa

Unlike the current Entrepreneur visa, the new visa does not require $200,000 funding arrangements and the English language requirement is 5 Band score on IELTS.

South Australia has allocated $400,000 to implement a pilot program for a new visa for startup entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business in the state.

The visa was first announced in March this year, before the SA state election.

Giving an undertaking to the South Australian Liberals to pilot the visa from SA before its national rollout in 2019, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said it would foster business growth and investment in Australia.

The Government said it would increase job opportunities and boost the economy by attracting startups to establish operations in Australia.

This visa will be different from the existing entrepreneurial and Business & Innovation visas as it will not require any mandatory funding outlay and applicant only needs to demonstrate vocational English language proficiency.

With the new visa, foreign entrepreneurs and investors with an innovative idea and a supporting business plan will be able to apply for a temporary visa to establish their venture in Australia.

The applicants’ business proposals will be examined by the State or Federal Government and those successfully establishing their business venture in Australia will become eligible to apply for permanent residence.

The South Australia pilot will run over four years and 30 places allocated in the first year with the number of visas increasing every year, Startup Smart reports.

The South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway said the new visa encourages growth in the local entrepreneurial culture.

“The new visa will drive entrepreneurialism and innovation in our state, with the future potential to employ South Australians,” Mr. Ridgway said.

While it’s not yet clear whether any financial requirements apply to the applicants, they must be under the age of 45 and have vocational level English which is band 5 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). They are also required to meet the health, character and financial requirements set by the Federal Government.

“We are confident that this arrangement can lead to participants applying for permanent residence in South Australia as they develop their business plans into successful enterprises creating new companies and jobs in our state,” said Mr. Marshall said after the Federal Government’s announcement.

“These arrangements will also encourage more investment in those sectors of our economy with the greatest capacity to grow, including advanced manufacturing and defense

technology following the Federal Government’s decision to center the naval shipbuilding program in South Australia.”

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Trudeau says immigration gives Canada Competitive advantage over the U.S.

Trudeau says immigration gives Canada ‘competitive advantage’ over the U.S.

Trudeau says immigration gives Canada Competitive advantage over the U.S.

Trudeau says immigration gives Canada Competitive advantage over the U.S.

Canada’s new immigration levels plan could widen gap if U.S. immigration levels are left as they are or reduced

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s immigration policies are giving it a big advantage over the United States when it comes to attracting business.

“We’re a country that’s open to immigration right now,” he said earlier this week, on the eve of the November 6 U.S. mid-term elections. “Being able to get the top talent and draw on big pools of well-educated, ambitious, forward-thinking and diverse is a hell of a competitive advantage that I don’t see the U.S. matching anytime soon.”

Trudeau made the remarks in an appearance at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in Montreal, which brought together women CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and senior representatives of the Canadian government.

Trudeau said Canadians are “positively inclined” toward immigration and said they know from Canada’s experience over generations and centuries that immigrants have “created our success.”

“We are able to take in almost one percent of our population every year in immigration — a little over 300,000 — and were able to do that because it’s a system that Canadians have confidence in; it’s rules-based, it’s controlled,” he said.

Last week, Trudeau’s Liberal government unveiled its new immigration levels plan, which will see admissions of new permanent residents through Canada’s economic, family and refugee / humanitarian programs reach nearly one percent of Canada’s population in 2021.

Of the 350,000 immigrants that Canada is planning to welcome that year, nearly 60 percent will arrive through Canada’s economic immigration programs. A majority of economic immigrants are slated to arrive through Canada’s Federal High Skilled immigration programs and its Provincial Nominee Program.

The U.S. at risk of falling further behind in ‘international competition for labour’

Trudeau’s remarks were echoed this week by David Bier, an immigration policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Centre for Global Liberty and Prosperity in Washington.

Bier said Canada’s new immigration levels plan will put the U.S. at an even greater disadvantage if immigration rates there remain as they are or are even reduced.

In 2017, the U.S. immigration rate of 0.3 percent paled compared to Canada’s rate of just over 0.8 percent.

In terms of economic immigration, Canada’s rate was 11 times higher than that of the U.S. in 2017, Bier noted — a gap that Canada’s immigration levels plan threatens to widen.

“If the U.S. rate remains as steady as it has, America will fall further behind in the international competition for labour,” he said.

Republican proposals to reduce legal immigration “would harm economic growth and make America less competitive economically,” Bier wrote.

In a talk last month, Canada’s Minister of Science, Innovation and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, described his government’s immigration policies as a key element of Canada’s “value proposition,” especially in the current geopolitical climate.

“Immigration policies really differentiate,” Bains said. “When you’re seeing the rise of anti-immigrant sentiments, populist politics, nationalism, and our brand in Canada is that we’re open — open to trade, open to investment, open to people — that brand, that openness is so critical.”

Canada’s updated immigration levels plan calls for welcoming 310,000 new permanent residents this year, a number that will rise to 330,800 in 2019, 341,000 in 2020 and hit 350,000 in 2021.

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, said the plan will provide vital support for Canada’s economy, which is facing widespread labour shortages as the Canadian population ages and a rising number of workers retire.

“Growing immigration levels, particularly in the Economic Class, will help us sustain our labour force, support economic growth and spur innovation,” he said.

Under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program, Once the employers choose the candidate they have to inform the government to send an invitation to the applicant to apply for the job they have for the applicant. Then the formal procedures come into effect. The point-based visa selection process comes into force to choose the right qualified candidate with eligible points. To know the points allotted to certain categories like age, educational qualifications, experience, language proefficiency, adaptability and character, and culture, please contact Global Gateways in Bangalore. One of the Best Visa Consultants in Bangalore. We are experts for any types of visa to any country.

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How can immigrants be successful at work in Australia?

How can immigrants be successful at work in Australia?

How can immigrants be successful at work in Australia?

How can immigrants be successful at work in Australia?

How can immigrants be successful at work in Australia?

Working in a foreign country can be daunting. It can be even more stressful and nerve-wracking if you are not fluent in the language of that country. This is exactly what thousands of immigrants are facing in Australia right now.

Some migrants have low levels of English language probably because they never got a chance to learn the language at home. Others only know enough to get by which is insufficient for the fast-talking, slang-speaking Australian workplace.

Hence, most migrants may be reserved in the workplace as challenging the existing conditions may be stressful. They do not freely communicate as they feel hesitant to put forth their opinions and suggestions. The very suggestions that the company might need to hear to succeed.

According to SMH, Deakin and Wollongong Universities published a research earlier in the year. The research analyzed 260 migrant workers and noted their experiences. They realized that there are 2 factors which predicted the possibility of them expressing themselves at the workplace.

The first factor is the migrants’ personal level of cultural intelligence also known as CQ. People need to be aware of the differences between their own culture and that of their colleagues to have a reasonable level of CQ. However, to have a higher level of CQ, the migrants should be willing to adapt to the multicultural atmosphere that they work in.

The second factor is the relationship that the migrants have with their immediate boss. The stronger the relationship, the more comfortable the migrants would feel in opening up. The relationship should be based on trust, understanding, support, and respect.

Hence, cross-cultural training is recommended for all staff in Australia. When migrants and their colleagues understand each other then the barriers between them can be removed.

Another recommendation is to recruit managers with higher levels of cultural intelligence. They tend to make more efforts to build congenial relationships with their employees irrespective of their ethnicity. This helps cultivate a culture where people feel safe to voice their thoughts.

Cultural intelligence and employee-supervisor relationship hold the most important in small businesses.

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