Greetings! And welcome to post #1 of our new look blog! Any thoughts? Feel free to share. The idea of the refurb was mainly to split out the content for the three countries we love most: Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The new look will give you everything you need about the country you’re most keen on, while New Zealand and Australia are still just a tab away.
Canada Calling: immigration news wires
Some Canadian immigration consultants have been caught breaking the rules around private sponsorship of refugees. But not us. We vigilantly maintain our consultants’ membership and compliance with the Federal Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
This matters. Unscrupulous operators cause real harm to clients, employers and the community. Unless a consultant is registered or has a valid exemption (such as lawyers or parliamentarians), they’re breaking the law. Please, for your own sake, if you’ve got someone assisting your visa application, ask for their credentials. If in doubt, call on us. We can help.
On a more positive note, if you’ve been exploring Canadian visas, you might be aware of the Express Entry programme, introduced last year. If not, this is worth considering. It works across a range of working visa, and does pretty much what it says on the box: seriously speeding up the processing time. It also gives employers access to the pool of candidates.
The Canadian immigration authority IRCC reports that in the programme’s first year, over 30,000 immigrants invited to apply for permanent residence. The top top five employment categories (out of several hundred) include chefs, information system analysts, computer programmers, food service workers and software engineers. And a whopping 39% of all invitations went to candidates who had not yet arrived in Canada.
There’s been lots of speculation lately about the state of Canada’s oil and gas industries, and their employment markets. This report by industry recruiters predicts job growth of between 45,000 and 55,000 jobs by 2020. Furthermore, the authors predict that the industry will increase its reliance on international recruitment to fill those roles. Time to act? Here’s our Canadian job board.
If you’re after a Canadian visa, get in touch with our affiliated consultants.
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