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A Record Number Migrated to New Zealand in 2014

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Living Abroad, Migration News, New Zealand, New Zealand immigration | Viewed 7 times

The net migration gain of 50,922 was almost doubled in 2014 compared to 22,468 from 2013. The number of migrants increased by 16 percent while the departures fell by 18 percent. The ASB Bank Senior economist Chris Tennent-Brown said: “The attractiveness of the New Zealand labour market relative to Australia’s and the rest of the world’s has, and...

11 New Countries Eligible for US H-2A and H-2B visas

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Migration News, USA | Viewed 18 times

The US government will add 11 new countries to the list of eligible nationalities for H-2A and H-2B visas this year. The countries to be included to the scheme are: Barbados, Belize, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Madagascar, Portugal, Sweden. This change was announced on 18th January, allowing US companies...

First Express Entry Draw for Canadian Residency Planned for Next Week

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Canada, Migration News | Viewed 40 times

Since 1 Jan 2015, the Canadian government launched the new Express Entry immigration program to enable skilled people all over the world migrate to Canada faster. The skilled migration applications were processed in order of receipt before but now the immigration authority will pick up the top ranking candidates. It is expected that the first...

Melbourne vs Sydney

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Infographics | Viewed 18 times

Melbourne vs Sydney – the rivalry between the two great cities is getting more and more intense each day. Check this infographic to see how we see the differences between them both. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)Share and...

20,000 Irish People have Relocated to New Zealand for the Last Five Years

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Migration News, New Zealand | Viewed 11 times

New Zealand is still very attractive destination for Irish guys and there are many reasons about this – beautiful nature, cost of living, friendly people, temperate climate. According to Edwina Shanahan, Manager at visafirst.com, since 2011 approximately 18,000 Irish workers have travelled to New Zealand for work and with 4,000-5,000 expected to...

5 Facts About the Australian Work 457 visa That You Need to Know

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Australia, Migration News, Work in Australia, Working Abroad | Viewed 375 times

The Australian Sponsorship visa, subclass 457, is a temporary work visa allowing you to work in the country for up to 4 years. It’s also a pathway to permanent residency. This is one of the most famous Australian visas, 13,980 sponsorship visa applications have been lodged for 2014 program year ending 30 Sep which is 31% higher than the previous...

Drop Down in the Number of Irish willing to Relocate to the U.S.

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 in Migration News | Viewed 24 times

There’s a significant drop in the number of Irish nationals willing to migrate to the USA. Part of the reason is that the visa process is too lengthy and complicated and it may take years till you get the visa. That’s why many applicants decide to look for a Canadian option instead of waiting that long. One of the most affected sectors are...

New 1-Year Australian Visa for Overseas Skilled Workers

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 in Australia, Migration News, Work in Australia | Viewed 370 times

Australia considers introducing a new one-year visa to allow overseas employees working in the country for up to one year without applying for a 457 visa. The government wants to ensure the companies have more flexibility to hire the most talented people. This new visa is going to replace the existing subclass 400 visa, allowing skilled or...

IT Professionals on Victoria Occupation List for State Migration Program 2015

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 in Migration News | Viewed 92 times

On the 5th of January, Victoria released the updated list of eligible occupations for Victorian State Migration Program 2015. IT Specialists are on the list and can qualify for one of the two state visas: the permanent State Nominated visa, subclass 190 and the temporary 4-year Regional Provisional visa, subclass 489, which might be a pathway to...

UK Home Office Getting Stricter on Tier 2 visa for Skilled Workers

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Migration News, United Kingdom | Viewed 35 times

The UK government undertook serious changes on the UK Tier 2 Skilled Worker program at the end of last year. As a result of the old government migration policy, a lot of immigrants entered the UK pretending to be ‘skilled workers’ while they actually came to work as low skilled workers. Tier 2 visa is a five-year visa for skilled workers who have...

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