Australia immigration intake to remain at last year’s level

Australia immigration intake to remain at last year’s level

Australia immigration intake to remain at last year's level

Australia immigration intake to remain at last year’s level

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he expects Australia’s permanent annual immigration intake to remain at year’s level “just a little over 160,000” against the planning level of 190,000.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia’s annual immigration intake will continue to remain at last year’s level, which was nearly 28,000 less than the planning level of 190,000.

“Our current permanent immigration levels are running just a little over 160,000. That was the level of the permanent immigration that was running at the time of the conclusion of the Howard Government,” Mr. Morrison told reporters.

“They used to be a bit higher than that in terms of what the permanent intake had been a few years ago and that has come down somewhat over the last year or so. And I expect it to remain at those levels,” he said responding to a question about NSW Premier Gladys Berejeklian’s call to slash the state’s overseas migration intake to John Howard-era levels.

Last year, Australia’s permanent immigration intake fell to below 163,000 – the lowest since 2007-08 under John Howard.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton who was responsible for the Immigration portfolio before Mr. Morrison took the reins of the country from Malcolm Turnbull, attributed the decline in immigration to enhanced security checks.

Earlier this week, Immigration Minister, David Coleman indicated that his department would continue the approach adopted since last year.

“We did see last year, the impact the increased security process had,” Mr. Coleman said in Melbourne.

“It is absolutely fundamental that we in no way absolutely compromise on security. We are not going to do that. We are going to be very careful.”

Last year’s figures showed a decline of over 21,000 in the number permanent visas issued compared to the previous year, primarily driven by a cut in skilled and family stream visas.

In 2017-18, the skilled stream visas saw a cut of over 12,000 and family stream visas were also cut by 15 percent.

The continuing visa squeeze reflects in the number of invites issued by the Immigration Department to visa aspirants who have submitted their expression of interest to apply for a permanent visa.

According to the department monthly figures, the invites issued to Skilled Independent visa applicants within the skilled stream, fell by 20 percent in the first quarter of the current financial year compared to the last year.

Mr. Coleman said those figures are incomplete at the moment and when the department releases the full figures for the September month; they should match last year’s level.

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Manitoba announces two new immigration pathways

Manitoba announces two new immigration pathways

Manitoba announces two new immigration pathways

Manitoba announces two new immigration pathways

Manitoba announces two new immigration pathways for international graduates

Manitoba aims to harness ‘new ideas, global connections’ with new International Student Entrepreneur and Graduate Internship pathways

Manitoba has unveiled two new “fast-track” immigration pathways for international graduates of post-secondary institutions in the province.

The International Student Entrepreneur Pathway and Graduate Internship Pathway are part of the province’s International Education Stream, which was created a year ago as part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s renewal program.

The MPNP allows the province of Manitoba to nominate a set number of immigration candidates for permanent residence each year. The popular Provincial Nominee Program has welcomed more than 130,000 newcomers to the province since its creation in 1998.

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The International Student Entrepreneur Pathway is for international graduates who have completed a minimum two-year program at a Manitoba post-secondary institution and who want to establish and operate a business in Manitoba. Candidates are expected to invest in and actively manage the business.

Those selected under the International Student Entrepreneur Pathway will receive a temporary work permit as part of a two-year pilot program, the Government of Manitoba says.

The Graduate Internship Pathway is for international students who have completed either a Master’s or Doctoral degree at a university in the province within three years and an eligible internship.

Candidates who complete an Accelerate or Elevate internships organized through Mitacs, a non-profit organization that links universities and industries across Canada and internationally, with eligible industry and research enterprises in Manitoba can apply with or without a job offer from an employer in the province.

Both pathways are designed “to attract and retain more talented innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world,” Manitoba’s Minister of Education and Training, Kelvin Goertzen said.

“International students bring new ideas, global connections, and an entrepreneurial spirit to our province and when they create opportunities for themselves, Manitoba becomes more competitive and innovative.”

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Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement updates language minimum for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program says changes will ‘make it easier for people to apply’

Two important changes have been introduced to the Alberta Opportunity Stream, including the removal of its minimum income requirement and an update to its minimum language requirements.

The removal of the minimum income requirement will be applied to all applications submitted on or after June 14, 2018, which is the day the new Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) began accepting applications.

The AOS is for eligible foreign nationals who are working in Alberta or international graduates who have completed their studies at an approved post-secondary institution in Alberta.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) said it will continue to check whether candidates are being paid the provincial minimum wage and whether the wage respects the minimum for their occupation as established in their Labour Market Impact Assessment or on the province’s Alis website.

“Successful nominees already have jobs when they apply to the program, which helps to show that they can support themselves and their families,” the AINP update reads.

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The other change concerns minimum language requirements, which the AINP has adjusted for both candidates working in a field that is rated skill level C or D under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) and those working in an occupation with a NOC skill level rating of 0, A or B.

The AINP said the minimum language requirement for those working in NOC C or D jobs will remain at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4 and will not increase to CLB 5.

When the Alberta Opportunity Stream was unveiled in June, the AINP said the minimum language requirement would increase to CLB 5 beginning June 14, 2019. This is now no longer the case for NOC C or D rated occupations.

As to candidates working in occupations that are rated NOC 0, A or B, the AINP said the minimum language requirement will remain at CLB 4 until January 1, 2020, at which point it will increase to CLB 5.

“These changes will make it easier for people to apply to the program and will help make sure Alberta can continue to fill job shortages with qualified candidates when there are no Albertans or Canadians available to do the work,” the update reads.

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