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Top 10 Countries with Highest Job Opportunities

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 in Australia, Migration News, Work in Australia, Working Abroad |

One of the most important decision a person has to take is finding a good job and professional environment. Long time ago people used to work for one employer their entire life and usually it used to be where they were born. Nowadays technology and modern way of life gives the opportunity to have much more options to choose from. More liberal Legislations and democracy gives a lot to people who want to have the career and professional development they want in the country they want to live and have happy life. Boundaries are not obstacles any more Visa and work permits are not obstacles as well/check visafirst.com/ There are a number of countries which economies are growing and they need professionals to help fill their needs of good work force. In this research the top 2 positions are occupied by Asian countries.   Singapore Hong Kong United Arab Emirates Australia USA France China Netherlands UK Mexico The leader in this research Singapore has huge needs in telecommunications and IT sector. The stable economy and good business relations of the country on global level creates a lot of opportunities for qualified people. The runner up Hong Kong is famous for its global trading and business environment as well as great tourist destination which provides a lot of opportunities for young and ambitious people who want to explore new culture and have some Asian experience with global business environment. 3rd place is for United Arab Emirates. This country has a lot of resources mainly thanks to its oil. There are a lot of huge projects financed by the government and a lot of opportunities in the oil and engineering sectors as well as construction building. The huge demands of those industries and endless resources leads to good salaries for people that are not afraid of the hot climate. Number 4 is for Australia a vast country with endless needs for people in any sector of business and skill sets. The surprising country here is Mexico. Famous for its culture, good climate and famous tourist destination. The country has 14th largest...

Top Countries With The Best Reputation. Sweden, Canada, Switzerland Make The Top 3. Australia, New Zealand and Ireland In Top 10.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Canadian Immigration, Europe, Ireland, Living Abroad, Migration News, New Zealand immigration, United Kingdom, Work & Holiday |

Having good reputation has become more important than ever in any aspect. This rule applies for companies and big corporations and it becomes big factor for countries as well. In this report are taken into consideration many factors which are building the entire image of a country from – advanced economy and appealing environment to effective government. Those 3 categories include many sectors of business, social, political and economic life of the countries which are important for every person, company or tourist. The leaders in this ranking are 1. Sweden, 2. Canada, 3. Switzerland, 4. Australia, 5. Norway, 6. Finland, 7. New Zealand, 8. Denmark, 9. Ireland, 10. Netherlands. It is clearly visible that 7 countries of top 10 are from Europe. What do they share in common is the highest index of happiness, peaceful and social progressive, great education and healthcare. The top 10 members are pretty stable during the years except Ireland the new member. The main drivers of good reputation are grouped in 3 categories mentioned above. The first category – advanced economy includes aspects like contribution to global culture, high quality products or services, well educated workforce, famous brands, education, technologically advanced. Second category is appealing environment and it includes factors like – beautiful country, appealing lifestyle, enjoyable country, friendly and welcoming. Third and most important group is effective government which includes – safe place, ethical country, responsible participant in global community, effective government, progressive social and economic policies, operates efficiently, favorable environment for business.   For more information about this report click here.     If you are interested in getting tourist visa or business visa for those countries, please visit...

New Online Employment Permits in Ireland.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 in Migration News |

The new digital era brings more opportunities for global travelers and people needing employment permits are up for a great surprise. The Department is launching a new Employment Permits Online System (EPOS) which will enable all applicants to submit their applications online and save them time and efforts. This new system is user friendly, has its own help center for specific questions and contains a mandatory documentation list that corresponds to the specific permit. It is also expected that the new system will make for a quicker turnaround of applications. This EPOS will be available from September 2016 when applicants will have the chance to enjoy a fast and quality service. More informationa about EPOS click...

Global Tourism Trends in 2015.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 in Migration News |

Global Tourism Trends in 2015. Boundaries and tourist visa documents are not an issue anymore for globalization. Globalization and modern technology influences every part of our life. Same is the situation with travel and tourism. There are a number of facts that accommodate the increasing number of people traveling abroad every year. The jet planes make the distances look shorter, the digital age makes the communication much easier. You can book a trip, hotel online. You can have even your business or tourist visa online as well. The growing global economy and rising middle class makes more and more trips abroad every year. According to UN World Tourism Organization more than 1.2 Bln people traveled abroad during 2015 and this number will increase by 50% next 10 years. In the same spirit the global spending of tourists during 2015 reached $1.5trillion. Until 2025 more than 280 Mln households will be traveling internationally. The rising income on global level creates new people traveling abroad. The families that have an income of $20 000 or more per year are forming 90% of all travelers. Another group of people that is increasing its number is 65+ aged travelers which purpose is the so called “medical tourism”. This specific group of people are looking for more comfort and health and are less concerned about saving money. That will certainly change the global tourism and will lead to new trends and services offered by the business. The new technologies and rising demands in travel and tourism are leading to needs for more facilities to serve that. In the next decade there more than 340 airports are expected to be build. This will make global travel much easier and convenient in many cities across the globe. Digital age is making travel booking and comparing prices more convenient. The countries spending the most in travel abroad are – China $137 Bln, USA $101 Bln, Germany $74 Bln, UK $61 Bln, Russia $22 Bln. China is expected to almost double its spending abroad by 2025 to $255Bln. The rising global tourism will lead to increase in spending abroad....

Business Visas and How to Focus on Business Instead of Visa and Documents

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Migration News |

Global business requires huge investments and multiple offices, operation centers across the globe. The efficiency and new markets requires flexible business models and people moving from country to country. If this is your case so you know how much it takes to organize your trip and how much time and efforts it requires to make your trip safe without any bumps meeting regulations, visa issues and all sorts of paper work insurances and bureaucracy. In order to focus on your business tasks business travelers, need to have their documents arranged by professionals who know the requirements. In most of the cases traveling requires documents to be perfect and there are constant updates of Visa regulations and other permits needed for the specific country. As well as documents important aspect of the trip is to get familiar with the local culture and way of making business. In Japan for example it is considered rude to be late for business meeting. It is fine to be late for social meeting. In Middle East it is normal to begin a small talk before starting to negotiate or doing business on the meeting. Good practice is to get familiar with the local etiquette. Details like how to greet your partners or business colleagues could mean a lot to your business success. Learning the important gestures and mimics common for the given country can be crucial at times. “OK” gesture forming circle with thumb and index finger is a normal gesture in most countries but in France means zero and in Brazil is considered a vulgar gesture. Another important aspect of your business trip is to know the normal working week and time for different occasions. In the Near East normal weekend is considered Thursday and Friday instead of the well-known traditional Saturday, Sunday. Lunch time in some countries is normal to be between 2-4 hours unlike the common one hour. All this information should lead to the conclusion that neglecting small details could lead to huge hurdles and organizing a normal business trip is very important task. Starting with Visa documents and other...

Australia’s Point Based System and How UK Can Handle Immigration After Brexit.

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Migration News |

More information about Australian Visa and immigration documents on visafirst.com Australia is a country with long traditions and experience in migration management and border control. The big island country has established a system of rules for regulating the number of immigrants wanting to live and work there by measuring their skills and outstanding abilities that could be of benefit for the local economy. The so called point based immigration system works very good and attracts only qualified professionals who want to work there or are subject of interest from a local company. There are two ways two get qualified for Australian visa, one is to get approved by the point based system for the specific job you are applying and the other is to be sponsored by a relative, an employer or government agency in Australia. As per the Australian government they are giving an opportunity to skilled migrants to support themselves and in the same time to contribute to the local economy. The point based system is kind of eligibility test assessment to get a visa to work in Australia. Applicants must pass a test that awards points in different categories such as age, English literacy, qualifications, experience and occupation. Usually the younger the applicant is the better they should be under 50, high priority is given to English language skills as it is the local language. More points are given to people qualified to work in areas where needs are big. For 2015-16 there are 190 000 permanent migration places for people wanting to move to Australia. This system obviously delivers very good results and the Australian government is willing to keep this policy for years. It is a good example of proper political behavior in a delicate situation as the one with immigration. In regards with UK possible EU exit this is a good way to cope with the arising issue of people entering UK. More information about this topic click...

Brexit and Free Labour Movement in Europe

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 in Europe, Living Abroad, United Kingdom, Working Abroad |

Recently Europe and European Union faced a big economic and political crisis which echoed globally. The effect over the economies and financial markets was immediate. Billions were lost and the British pound dropped significantly. After all what does it mean and how it will affect the average European citizen his normal life and freedom of traveling in Europe and UK? One of the main concerns for the average person is how he is going to travel and if the immigration processes will be affected after that decision. Inevitably there should be big changes in UK and EU regulations for people traveling to and out of UK. The perfect example for countries not part of EU and free movement of people in EU are Switzerland and Norway. Those two countries are not members of EU but are members of the EU free market and European citizens can freely travel in those countries. The main question is what restrictions for controlling the movement of labour in order to keep UK economy healthy and in the same time limit the number of people entering UK. From business perspective restricting workforce is not going to be the correct decision as this will make the economy less competitive against other economies providing more cost effective models. One thing is sure both EU and UK need to find the right solution to secure safe business and easy movement of people. For more information about Visa requirements visit...

Brexit and Australia – How the UK Immigration Landscape Could Change

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 in Migration News |

Australia and the UK have a long-standing close relationship when it comes to migration. Australians make up the fourth largest nationality in the UK – after China, India and the USA. However, since the last decade – the number of issued work permits for Australians has halved. In addition, it’s reported Australians leave the country because their homeland’s economy landscape allows them to earn twice as much for the same work. The Australian dollar is worth much more now, meaning Aussies don’t need to use the UK as their base point for Europe, rather they can work in Australia and still travel to the old continent. How will the #Brexit affect Australians looking to go the UK? First and foremost, the Brexit is expected to reduce the EEA migrant flow in the UK. That would presumably let more Australian workers into the UK, because they will no longer be squeezed out by free-moving EU citizens. How would this happen? The belief is that ties between the Britain and its Commonwealth partners will become stronger. It is expected that it will lead to more open borders between Britain and Australia and it will make it easier in terms of visas and immigration for Commonwealth countries. Currently, the minimum salary threshold for migrants to work permanently in the UK is GBP 35,000. Many Australians work temporarily as nurses and teachers earning an average salary of GBP 23,000. Former London Major Boris Johnson and Minister Michael Gove said that if they won the referendum, they would look to introduce a points based immigration system which would be underpinned by skills shortages. This system would assign points based on age, English language, education, and occupation. It would allow only skilled migrants into the country so long as they had an occupation that is in high demand in the UK and met a certain profile – someone who is educated, speaks English, unlikely to be a burden on the NHS or pension reserves due to age and can have a positive contribution to the British economy. This suggested immigration policy is very similar to...

Top 10 China Destinations

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 in Travel |

If you plan to visit China don’t miss those places and get your visa with Visa First. China is great country with a lot of history and places to visit. It is one of the richest in culture places to visit on earth. It is country with vast territory, huge cities, millions of people, and thousands of tourist attractions to see. China is a country with very interesting blend of communist governance and democratic free market. The country has a free market and can trade globally and many foreign corporations use its great financial conditions for outsourcing and producing goods and services there. All this is possible under the strict law and government of China which regulates very carefully all the sectors of the economy. The foreign visitors are always very welcome and can enjoy they stay having good time with the local people and their traditional famous globally kitchen and meals. Beijing Beijing is the most popular destination in China. The places you must visit in Beijing begin with the Forbidden City, a place with hundreds of years of history and millions of visitors each year. The Great Wall Another historical place is of course the Great Wall which could be seen even from space and attracts as many visitors as emperor’s palace. A great place to see more history and exceptional architecture and culture is the Summer Palace which is settled northwest of Beijing. It is known for the best preserved imperial garden in the world. The second most popular tourist destination in China is Xi’an. The most popular place there to see is the famous archaeological site – the Terracotta Army. It consists of more than 6 000 life – size warriors and horses. Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou 3rd most popular destination in China is Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou. Suzhou and Hangzhou are 1 hour away by train from Shanghai. There you can enjoy ancient culture, gardens, architecture and water town. You can feel there the atmosphere and spirit of the calm life of the country away from the megacities and their buzz. The Rest The other places...

Top 10 Cities to Live in Canada

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 in Migration News |

Many people choose Canada as their next workplace according to VisaFirst.com In a recent survey Ottawa, Canada’s capital was named the best city to live in. In the survey the most important indicators are unemployment rate, average rent, cultural diversity. This is especially important for immigrants that are looking for good place to live and work. Many other factors were included in this research for choosing the best city. Ottawa took the leading position considering factors like income, crime rate, taxes, weather. The researchers say that in order to have good life in the given city critical is to have great public transport to get you where you need in no time. The diversity of cultures helps a lot for socializing as well as the many places to visit during your free time. The economy should be in good shape to secure opportunities for work and progress. Great recipe for good mood is also good weather, affordable and safe place especially important for family people. Answering to those criteria are also cities like Gatineau which is just across the river from the leader Ottawa. Third place is for Waterloo and Brossard takes 4th place. Ottawa has unemployment rate of 6.6% and percentage of immigrants about 20%. For a 2 bedroom flat you are going to pay about $1.176. The second in this ranking Gatineau has unemployment rate of 5.5% and immigrants are about 9% of the population. The rent for 2-bedroom flat is about $752 much lower than the leader. Waterloo (3) has unemployment rate of 5.2% and immigrants are about 25% of the population. The rent for 2-bedroom flat is about $1.087. The top 10 list is as follows: Ottawa, Ontario Gatineau, Quebec Waterloo, Ontario Brossard, Quebec Delta, British Columbia Saanich, British Columbia Burlington, Ontario Regina, Saskatchewan St. Albert, Alberta Guelph, Ontario The whole research is available here. Information about requirements and processing of Canadian visas –...

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