Ontario announces increased allocation and reopens Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario announces increased allocation for 2018 and reopens Human Capital Priorities Stream

ontario announces increased allocation and reopens human capital stream

ontario announces increased allocation and reopens human capital stream

Seven other Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams also accepting applications

Ontario has announced an increased Provincial Nominee Program allocation for 2018 and the opening of its popular Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, along with seven others.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has been given the green light to nominate 6,600 immigrants in 2018, an increase of 600 more than its official 2017 allocation from Canada’s federal government.

The OINP also said it will resume issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify for its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, which allows Ontario to search the federal Express Entry pool and select candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class with at least 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and who meet other criteria. For more information on Human Capital Priorities requirements.

Any Express Entry candidate with a provincial nomination receives an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, putting them well within reach of an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream issued NOIs on a number of occasions in 2017, including a special opening last July that waived the requirement to have at least 400 CRS points for Express Entry candidates with work experience in a number of Information and Communications Technology-related occupations.

Anyone who receives an NOI through the Human Capital Priorities Stream now has 45 calendar days to submit their application online for the provincial nomination.

Ontario’s two other Express Entry-aligned streams, the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, have also opened and will be issuing NOIs.

Five other OINP streams are also now accepting applications. They are:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
  • Corporate Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream
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AUSTRALIA CONTRIBUTORY PARENTS VISA

AUSTRALIA CONTRIBUTORY PARENTS VISA (SUBCLASS 143/173/864/884)

AUSTRALIA CONTRIBUTORY PARENTS VISA

AUSTRALIA CONTRIBUTORY PARENTS VISA

AUSTRALIA CONTRIBUTORY PARENTS VISA

Australian parent visa

Ask any figure and he/she will be able to tell you that they do their satisfactory to offer for their children. Dad and mom sacrifice they’re fascinated with their youngsters’ future. It’s time that you deliver them the affection and care they deserve. Sponsor your parents’ visa and produce your mother and father returned domestic, wherein they belong to you!

Most immigration rules are fraught with uncertainties as guidelines exchange in a single day at instances. If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australian or a brand New Zealand citizen (on a special category visa); you can submit your software below this visa class.

This visa has 4 sub-lessons:

  1. Subclass 173: this visa permits dad and mom to briefly stay in Australia for the duration of 2 years. Dad and mom can stay with their infant if their infant is an Australian citizen, an everlasting resident of Australia or a brand new Zealand citizen settled in Australia. Parents have to be back via the child, meet the balance-of-own family check and be willing to pay a relatively higher rate for expediting their visa method, have to also meet sure health & person requirements.
  2. Subclass 143: this visa lets in dad and mom to stay completely in Australia if their baby is an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a brand new Zealand citizen settled in Australia. dad and mom should be subsidized with the aid of the kid, should preserve a transient discern visa subclass 173, meet the balance-of-family take a look at and be inclined to pay a comparatively higher price for expediting their visa technique, and ought to additionally meet positive fitness & person requirements.
  3. Subclass 884: this visa lets in mother and father to temporarily stay in Australia for a period of 2 years. Parents can live with their baby in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a brand new Zealand citizen settled in Australia. Parents ought to be in Australia at the time of applying for this visa, must be backed by means of their infant, meet the stipulated age requirement, meet the stability-of-family take a look at and be willing to pay a relatively higher charge for expediting their visa technique, and must additionally meet certain health & character necessities.

Age criteria: men should be older than 65 years of age. age criteria for girls, differs in accordance with yr of the start. girls born before 30th of June 1947 are eligible to use after they turn sixty-four years vintage (or) if they’re born in between 1st July 1947 – thirty-first December 1948, the eligibility is 64.5 years (or) if they are born after 1st January 1949, the eligibility is 65 years.

  1. Subclass 864: this visa permits the older dad and mom to stay permanently with their infant in Australia; if their child is an Australian citizen, an everlasting resident of Australia or a brand new Zealand citizen settled in Australia. mother and father should be in Australia at the time of making use of for this visa, have to be subsidized by their child, meet the stipulated age requirement, meet the stability-of-circle of relatives check and be willing to pay a comparatively better rate for expediting their visa system, and have to additionally meet certain fitness & man or woman necessities.

Age criteria: men must be older than sixty-five years of age. age standards for girls, differs in accordance with the year of start. ladies born before 30th of June 1947 are eligible to use once they flip sixty-four years antique (or) if they’re born in among 1st July 1947 – thirty-first December 1948, the eligibility is 64.5 years (or) if they may be born after 1st January 1949, the eligibility is 65 years.

  1. Introducing the temporary sponsored figure visa:

That is deliberate to be brought most effective since Nov 2017. There are categories one for 3 yrs stay and the alternative for 5 yrs live. The visa application charges cited modern-day are, 5000 and for 3yrs visa and 10000aud for 5 yrs visa.

There’s no requirement of monetary bonds

As soon as granted, the visa might be valid for either 3 or five years. You could follow for, and be granted, this visa more than as soon as but the maximum stay is 10 years in general.

No circle of relatives balance takes a look at needed

There may be no English language requirement.

A discern(s) can’t paintings in this visa. They may, however, help with own family childcare or adopt incidental, unpaid volunteer activities.

A sponsor (Australian PR/Citizen/NZ citizen under special category) for a temporary sponsored parent visa must meet requirements specified below:

  • Provide valid evidence of their identity
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have lived in Australia for at least four years
  • Meet a household income requirement
  • Meet character requirements
  • Accept legal liability for any outstanding public health debt their sponsored parent accrues.
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Top 3 reasons to study in New Zealand

Top 3 reasons to study in New Zealand

Top 3 reasons to study in New Zealand

Top 3 reasons to study in New Zealand

At present, over 130,000 international students are in the country. Approximately 4,000 Filipino students have been attracted by New Zealand’s internationally recognized education and dynamic learning environment, and are now studying in the country.

But how does New Zealand make learning a worthwhile experience? Here are three important features of the education system that are uniquely Kiwi:

Everyone is encouraged to express his identity

New Zealand is known for its inclusivity and hospitality and has an environment where different cultures are embraced and celebrated. In fact, New Zealand is a multi-cultural country where festivities such as Diwali, Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Day and Chinese New Year are widely celebrated.

Similarly, New Zealand’s education system is a reflection of its diverse culture. The country’s education system incorporates its rich history of culture and heritage within its schools.

For instance, Kura kaupapa Māori or Māori medium schools teach students in te reo Maori or the Maori language, producing students who are proficient in both Maori and English.

This welcoming culture trickles down to even the smallest detail, like allowing students to embrace their own identity through the way they dress for school. While some New Zealand schools and institutions already do away with school uniforms, those that still have them include cultural elements.

For instance, Wesley College in Auckland, one of the country’s oldest schools, still continues the practice of incorporating traditional cultural dress into its prescribed uniform.

Tertiary institutes also incorporate these cultural values by encouraging students to learn more about the Māori culture, giving interested students the opportunity to explore basic course on the Māori language or complete a program on Māori studies or indigenous theories and development.

Additionally, universities also offer majors in foreign languages and cultures including Japanese, Latin, Sanskrit, Irish studies and Islamic studies, showing that diversity is not just respected, but also highly valued.

Innovation is an integral part of a student’s learning journey

New Zealand’s value for innovation is amplified through its education system. Creating a culture of ingenuity has made New Zealand home to the creators of the disposable syringe, child-proof lids, the bungee jump and the jet boat.

New Zealand institutions have established programs that send their students out in the country’s open spaces and breathtaking sights for experiential learning.

New Zealand, however, is also able to bring the world to its students. Today, students can go on a learning adventure through virtual field trips with programs such as Linking Education and Antarctic Research in New Zealand, a unique learning model which allows students to overcome barriers of distance and time and collaborate and communicate with people beyond their immediate environment.

Being an isolated country, New Zealanders are taught to be independent and creative thinkers – something that is embedded in the country’s education system. The nation’s small population and commitment to hands-on learning also means its education system has quickly evolved to meet the needs of the rapidly changing global economy.

A chance to make your mark in the world

New Zealand has produced noteworthy students and graduates that have shaped the world today.

In the realm of science, the first person to split the atom, father of Nuclear Physics Ernest Rutherford, was New Zealand-born and educated. Many are also familiar with multi-award winning filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson who achieved global acclaim through his adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, among many others.

Because the country’s culture fosters curiosity and invention among students, many New Zealand students are given the freedom to explore and pursue their passions.

For instance, Jake Evill, a student from the Victoria University in Wellington, created the Cortex Cast when he broke his wrist. Patterned after the look of the trabecula, nature’s way of building support inside the bones, the Cortex Cast is made out of waterproof and recyclable material, making it less likely to become a health and environment hazard.

Indeed, a New Zealand education takes learning further and allows international students, including Filipinos, to learn not just within the confines of the classroom but beyond its four walls and corners.

AUS Student Visa: International students will have to show more funds from February 2018.

Therefore, from 1 February 2018, every student visa application should include the updated cost of living amounts when they showing their evidence of funds.

According to the latest Australia’s consumer price index, Australia’s cost of annual living amounts to increase from 1 February 2018 and this will go to affect to Student Visa, Department of Home Affairs said.

Therefore, from 1 February 2018, every student visa application should include the updated cost of living amounts when they showing their evidence of funds.

The new calculations as follows:

  • Student or guardian: AUD$20,290
  • Partner or spouse: AUD$7,100
  • Child: AUD$3,040

Furthermore, Department of Home Affairs is expecting a peak visa lodgement period between now and April 2018, Alice Maclean, Director – Student and Graduate Visas said.

As a result, it is very important that you submit your complete student visa application at least 6 weeks before your course starts, the department stated.

When a Student visa application lodge, evidence of financial capacity must attach to your application and also you must declare the evidence of genuine access to those funds, the department said.

And also you must attach your English proficiency or your exemption evidence with your application.

According to the department, if you fail to provide those evidence may lead to a visa refusal.

Moreover, ‘Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement’ is vital and within that, you should address following key points.

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The world’s most powerful passport for 2018 is

The world’s most powerful passport for 2018 is

The world’s most powerful passport for 2018 is

The world’s most powerful passport for 2018 is

Germany holds on to first place as the country with the most powerful passport in the world and has even grown in strength. Its citizens enjoy visa-free access to 177 countries in total, up from 176 countries in 2017.

Germany has regained its crown as the sector’s most effective passport with visa-loose get admission to 177 countries, consistent with the Henley passport index 2018.

Singapore ranks 2d with visa-loose get admission to 176 international locations, while 8 international locations — Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom — proportion 0.33 area, imparting passport-holders get right of entry to 175 nations.

Ranking jointly fourth on the index – Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain all provide visa-free access to 174 countries.

Australia Canada

Australia Canada

Australia

Australia is ranked as the seventh most powerful passport in the world with visa-free access to 171 countries. It shares the rank with New Zealand and Greece.

Turkey

India meanwhile comes in at number 50 on this list with visa-free access to 107 countries.

WHERE DOES YOUR PASSPORT RANK? FIND OUT HERE.

For the second year in a row, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan sit at the bottom of the Henley Passport Index, each able to access 30 or fewer countries visa-free.

The Henley Passport Index ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of travel information and is enhanced by extensive in-house research.

Dr. Christian H. Kalin, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners, says the need for visa-free access is greater than ever.

“Throughout the financial spectrum, individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of foundation and get admission to business, monetary, profession, and lifestyle opportunities on an international scale,” he says.

“The Henley passport index shows Individuals, in which they lie on the spectrum of worldwide mobility, revealing the strength that their passport has on the subject of other passports.”

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Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

First opening of first-come, first-served sub-category in 2018 announced January 10

The province of Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category has opened to 400 new applications.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) made the announcement on the morning of January 10 and said the first come, first-served sub-category will remain open until the application threshold of 400 is met.

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category does not require a job offer or a connection to Saskatchewan. Instead, it enables the SINP to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s Express Entry pool with the necessary education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them settle successfully in Saskatchewan.

Applicants who receive a provincial nomination under this Express Entry sub-category receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

Over the course of 2017, this sub-category opened five times to a total of 3,200 applicants.

“Since this sub-category opens without advanced notice, it is important that interested Express Entry candidates be prepared and have their documents in order so they can quickly apply when it does,” says Attorney David Cohen, senior partner with the Canadian immigration law firm Campbell, Cohen.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:

  • Have proof of legal status, only if he or she is currently residing in Canada; (It is important to note, however, that candidates do not need to be residing in Canada to be eligible for this sub-category)
  • Have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
  • Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile;
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and which has resulted in a degree, diploma, or certificate;
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) in one of Saskatchewan’s 35 in-demand occupations (See in-demand occupations list below);
  • Have at least one of the following in the field of education or training occupation:
  • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades),
  • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
  • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing; and
  • Have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan.

SINP In-Demand Occupations List

There are currently 35 occupations on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupation List, of which 12 do not require any professional licensure in order for a nomination to be issued. It is important to note that the full list has expanded and contracted since it came into effect last year.

Licensure not required

NOC OCCUPATION
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1122 Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers

Licensure required

NOC OCCUPATION SINP REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL STATUS OR LICENSURE
0211 Engineering managers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2131 Civil engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2132 Mechanical engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2151 Architects Provide your “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).

Or

 

Documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing your acceptance into the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program including an invitation to apply to the self-assessment phase (2nd step).

2154 Land surveyors Provide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.
2173 Software engineers and designers Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

2175 Web designers and developer Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

4151 Psychologists Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.
4212 Social and community service workers Provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Provide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Provide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists.
3216 Medical sonographers Provide documentation from Sonography Canada showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations.

Or Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centers worldwide through Pearson VUE.

6331 Meat cutters As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7231 Machinists As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7272 Cabinetmakers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7311 Industrial mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7237 Welders As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
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