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More Than 200 000 New Jobs in Canada for 2016

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in Migration News |

It could be easier to find your dream job in Canada. Many people looking for a job abroad are considering Canada as one of the best options. There is a good reason for that having in mind that the Canadian economy is one of the leading globally. The country is heavily relying on its natural resources of oil, natural gas and ores. It is amongst the leading exporters worldwide. The local economy has very strong commodity ties with China and USA is its biggest export market. In 2016 there were 200 000 new jobs opened and only in December there were 50 000. It is clear sign of a strong economy and definitely the country will need support from abroad to fulfill this gaps in the workforce. The government has very strong program for immigrants and well established visa program. The workforce development is under provincial jurisdiction. This way each province can handle its needs more properly. In the biggest cities the opportunities are endless especially in thriving industries such as financial services, real estate, communications and others. People considering job in Canada will need permanent residence permit or Canada work permit. In case you are 18-30 you can apply for Canadian working holiday visa. There are other visa options which you can check here. There are plenty of options to look for a job in Canada. The government run its own portal where expats or immigrants can find a job offer. Before starting to look for one you should consider several details. Each province has different requirements and needs. One important thing is the language barrier for some provinces like Quebec you could be required to have some knowledge in French. Keep in mind that Canada has 2 official languages English and French. 85% of Canadians have working knowledge of English and 30% in French language. More information about this topic you can find here. Information about Canadian visas and work permits you can find...

Top 10 Cities in the World to Find a Job Opportunity.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in Australia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, Work & Holiday |

When considering to move abroad it is important to pay attention to several factors. One of the most important is to find the city where you can find easily a job. Each person has different perspectives and factors to evaluate and prioritize in order to find the right city for his future career. Often people choose the biggest city around. This decision is based on the common understanding that the bigger city offers more opportunities. Something that should be with very high priority when picking the city is what are your qualifications and experience as starting point. Considering that you should look for the proper place and what are the opportunities there and can you fit in this picture. There are many sources of information about the best places for your future job, like job websites and different local newspapers. In this article we will provide you with information based on a research combining 67 factors. Among those factors are – education, technology available to people for better work and life. Infrastructure and transportation which are essential for the daily commute time and ease of life. Health, safe and security are of highly importance as well as demographics and livability. Last but not least is the economic climate. Ease of doing business and cost of living, services and labor are essential here to determine the entrepreneurial potential of the place. In this research the competition is between 30 cities and the ranking is based on their results in the different categories. In this research the top position is for London. Other cities in top 10 are – New York 2nd, Singapore 3rd, Toronto 4th, Sydney 9th. London – The reasons for taking the top position are the fact that the British capitol is home many of the global corporations. Great place for the new technologies used in many sectors like IT, engineering, life sciences etc. Financial hub of Europe, many banks and financial institutions have head offices here. In many occupations like financing, medicine, IT, marketing, sales etc. people employees get one of the best paychecks globally. New York –...

Top Immigration Destinations – Australia, Canada and United States

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Migration News |

Australia, Canada and United States are amongst the top economies globally. Having reputation of a country with high living standard and stable political environment attracts many people – workers and investors. The business environment, government programs as well as social programs are very well developed and welcoming for immigrants. There are many reasons for choosing to migrate to a certain country but certainly numbers are showing that financial and political reasons are with very high importance. Australian government has designed a program to meet their economic and social needs. Being developed economy, the country has huge potential and needs workforce. Annually the government accepts about 200 000 permanent migrants. There are several streams – skills, family and special eligibility stream. Visas are granted to the applicants after a specific point based system. According to official data in Australia about 22% are foreign born. About one in every four is born in UK. The top five countries immigrants come from are – UK, New Zealand, China, Italy and Vietnam. Those countries hold 45% of the foreign born in Australia. In Canada over 6 million people are foreign born. This is about 19 percent of the total Canadian population. The top 5 countries of immigrants in Canada are: UK, China, India, Philippines and Italy. Canadian government also has a government program for attracting skilled workforce in order to support its economy and business needs. The target for 2017 is to accept about 320 000 immigrants through economic, family sponsorship programs, provincial nominee programs and others. The high demand of the economy drives the higher visa quotas for the upcoming year. The vast territory of the country needs many people to support the local provincial business as well as the big cities. In United States about 40 million are foreign born. 30% of those immigrants are from Mexico. Other top immigrant nationalities are India, Philippines, China, Vietnam. As UN report says the high income countries host more than two thirds of the world migrants. If you need more information about those countries and their visa programs follow the link.   Sources: http://www.cicnews.com/2016/10/immigration-plan-2017-canada-increased-immigrants-through-economic-family-sponsorship-programs-108621.html...

Australia in Need of Skilled Workers

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Work in Australia, Working Abroad |

Australia is one of the largest economies in the world taking 12th place by nominal GDP. The economy is dominated by the service sector which holds 68% of the GDP. Having this into account there are a lot of opportunities for skilled workers, the Australian business has identified shortage of. Alongside with USA and Canada, Australia is amongst the most preferred countries immigration wise In order to support local business needs and economy growth, the government has developed various programmes for nominating overseas workers with special skills. The Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) are the 2 shortage lists of occupations the Australian labour market has high demand for. There are several sectors where a large number of professionals and tradespeople is required – engineering, healthcare, finance, accounting, agriculture, telecommunications, construction and others. All foreign nationals wiling to live and work in Australia must apply for the proper work visa. Depending on the duration of prospective employment, the nominated occupation and the personal attributes of the skilled workers, there are few different work visa types they could apply for after making sure the eligibility requirements are met. Having a trade or profession on high demand and a good level of English is fundamental for moving and working to Australia but not the only requirement. In order to relocate you’ll need a visa as well. Thousands of people are making the move to Australia every year. One of the most popular work visas applied are as follows: Sponsorship Visa (457). This visa is based on a job offer from Australian employer and is lasting for up to 4 years. In order to apply the applicant needs to have an occupation listed on the CSOL and the necessary formal qualifications or years of work experience that may substitute for the formal qualifications. Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (186) – It is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer...

Top 5 Most Popular Australian Visas

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in Australia, Europe, Work in Australia, Working Abroad, Working Holiday Visa |

You might be surprised, but the Australian Working Holiday Visa is not the only option to get to Australia! Australia is one of the most popular immigration destinations in the world together with USA and New Zealand. Each year the government grants a number of visas. For 2015 the number of permanent migration Australian visas was about 190 000. The main purpose of this programme is to support the growing economy, help the need of fresh and qualified workforce and last but not least bring together families of expats. The majority of the people going to Australia, about 70% are skilled migrants and about 30% are people joining their relatives. Among the top countries providing the most visitors to Australia are: 1. India, 2. China, 3. UK. In the top 10 is also Ireland which holds 6th place. There are many different programmes which give the opportunity to visit Australia and here is a list with the most popular Australian visas.   Australian Working Holiday Visa This is one of the most popular visas amongst young people. The Australian Working Holyday Visa gives you the opportunity to visit the country and, have a good time while working and traveling across the continent. You must be from one of the eligible countries aged from 18 to 30. The visa allows you to stay and work for a year. Applicants must have clean criminal record and meet certain requirements. It’s important that all documents are prepared properly by a professional to make sure your application has the best chance of succeeding. This visa has an option for extension, the 2nd Australian Working Holiday Visa which extends the stay for one more year. Australian Sponsorship Visa The Sponsorship visa gives the applicants the right to work and live in Australia for up to 4 years. The most important requirement for the visa is to have a job offer in an eligible occupation from your Sponsor (Authorized company) willing to proceed with your visa and hire you. Common practice is applicants who are on WHV to extend their stay applying for the Australian Sponsorship...

International Money Transfer Services

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Migration News |

Make it Easy, Fast and Secure Transferring money abroad is always a delicate and very important step of your overseas trip. It has to be handled with attention to details, especially when the amount of money is significant. VisaFirst offers money transfer services which can ensure a safe transfer of your money to the desired destination by providing a hassle free service. Speed We know how important it is to have enough funds when you need it. Usually clients need their funds to be transferred in a very short time. That is why we process all transfers within 24-48h so you will have the money waiting for you in your desired bank account in no time. Fees Minimizing the fees and handling costs is always important to consider, especially when you know that you will be transferring funds regularly. The average backpacker travelling under the Australian Working Holiday Visa transfers funds over 6 times within the 12 months they spend in Australia.  VisaFirst charges a flat fee of 15 EUR per transfer. You also have the option to sign up for an annual subscription for just 49 EUR. This service will allow you unlimited transfers for the next 12 months, regardless of how much and how often you transfer (there will only be a fee for your first transfer of 15 EUR and all the rest will be covered by the annual subscription fee). Currencies and countries VisaFirst can provide money transfer services, mainly to Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Canada and USA.  In order to ensure maximum flexibility for our clients, there is no minimum amount required for the transfer to be processed. There is dedicated agent who will handle your requests, answer all your queries and organize your money transfer in a timely manner. Same account for your relatives Your friends or relatives can also transfer funds to your account when you need it. Our money transfer agents will handle everything on behalf of you and your friends/ relatives, so your funds can hit your account as soon as possible.  This way we provide more flexibility by saving...

7,000 Canadian Working Holiday Visas Are Expected in 2017

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in Canada, Working Holiday Visa |

IEC Programme Application Process 2017 As the Irish economy is improving the willingness to travel overseas in seek of employment has dwindled for many, however, experts at VisaFirst say that while some people no longer feel “forced” to move away, Ireland’s love affair with travel has certainly not gone away and an estimated 5,000 Irish workers are expected to sign up for the Canadian Working Holiday Visa programme recently opened its doors to applicants. Experts say that every year people are disappointed that they don’t progress in the 3 stage application process but that in the main this is largely down to poorly completed and late application forms. Since the beginning of the programme 1 week ago VisaFirst have received hundreds of calls from potential applicants who are trying to get their head around the application process and who are worried that they may not fill in their application properly – thus scuppering their chances of success. Canadian Working Holiday Visa/IEC 2016 In 2016, many people took step one and created profiles but they were either late or gave insufficient data or both, and many did not receive invitation to apply for with permit to work, resulted in no visa! We are urging people this year to be on time – the best chance to get selected for an invitation letter is to get in the applicant list early”. Shanahan: “The Irish have a great reputation – they are seen to have a good skills set and great work experience. Canada and Australia are the most popular amongst those looking to travel – with the latter recently increasing the age threshold to 35 for their Canadian working holiday visa programme to match that already in existence in Canada”. Irish Trying to Stay Long-term VisaFirst say that over the last decade the number of Irish travelling to Canada on temporary work visas like /Canadian Working Holiday Visa/ jumped a lot, but that as a result of the upturn in the economy in the recent years have seen the numbers declining. However, Shanahan says that while temporary visa figures are declining, “Ireland holding...

Canada Needs Young and Qualified Workforce

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Canada, Ireland, Migration News |

How to get Canadian visa and work in Canada Canadian economy Canadian economy is one of the leading economies globally. The country holds the 10th place in the top economies and is member of G7. The leading sectors of the Canadian economy are logging and oil industry. The entire economy is described as service driven or in other words ¾ of the work force is involved in. Big part in the GDP is assigned to the automotive and aircraft industry as well as the engineering, seafood and technology industries. Great advantage for the country is the close trade relations with USA and its huge market potential. Sectors in need Having one of the wealthiest economies has its demands and hot needs. The government has encountered huge need of highly qualified young people to fill the gaps in the propelling economy. In order to keep its demographic and economic growth many regulations have been adjusted to welcome more people from abroad. The country welcomes each year more than 300 000 people on different Canadian visas. The policy and requirements for the immigration are favoring the younger and qualified people. Sectors in high demand of workforce are technology, engineering, healthcare and many others. Canadian visa programs There are many visa programs designed to attract young professionals in Canada. One of it is the Canadian Working Holiday/IEC program. It allows young people up to 35 years to visit, work and travel in Canada. Other visa that grants access to the country and the right to work there is the so called Canadian work permit. It gives the opportunity the applicant to work for the time of his/her contract with an option to be extended. Canada young professionals  visa is granted to post graduated Irish citizens who would like to get further experience with prearranged contract with employer from Canada. The stay could be up to 24 months. If you want to apply for Canadian visa you need to identify what requirements and documents are required for that purpose. Usually the process of preparing the needed documents is not so simple and it...

Canadian Working Holiday Visa Program is Now Open

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Migration News |

The new quota for the Canadian Working Holiday Visa is now open. The applicants must be between 18-30 (up to 35 if you are an Irish passport holder) years old. The approved applicants has the right to work and travel within Canada up to 24 months with the IEC program. For more information about the requirements and new quota please contact VisaFirst – Canadian Working Holiday...

Corporate Ireland in Seek of Critical Skills Employees from Oversees.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 in Ireland, Migration News |

  Healthcare, Technology and Business sectors are in high demand for Irish highly skilled employment permit card holders   Since the Irish economy has been kick-started back into action, Irish businesses in certain sectors have experienced difficulty in sourcing certain skills for their business from the skills pool here in Ireland. They have been forced to look further afield to attract highly skilled employees for their operations. Sectors in need of highly skilled employees Businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors have experienced the need to bring in foreign skills (from outside the EEA area) under the General Employment Permit and the Critical Skills Permit. The most recent statistics from the Department of Jobs, Employment and Innovation show requests from Irish companies for employment permits in the following sectors: Engineering, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, IT sector, Biotechnology, Chemical & Material sciences, Telecommunications, Business and Financial project management, International Business and Marketing executives, Global Audit Data analysis International Cuisine Irish Work Permit options to bring in skilled labour There are two main types of permit that companies can use to bring in skilled foreign workers into Ireland (from outside the EEA area): General Employment Permit Critical Skills Employment Permit These permits allow the applicant to work for the Irish employer for a period of up to 2 years initially. The applicant may then apply to stay longer after the 2 years. There is a minimum salary requirement of EUR 30,000. If the salary is in excess of EUR 60,000, then the applicant can apply for a critical skills. General Employment permit There is no specific occupation (exceptions) that can apply for the general employment permit (previously known as the Work permit). The employer must carry out a labour market test to prove that there is nobody suitable from within the EEA area that is interested and can fill the role. Family can join the permit holder after 12 months. Critical Skills Employment permit or Irish Green Card – is geared at highly skilled applicants that are required by Irish employers. The applicant needs to hold a relevant degree qualification or higher and has a job offer in an occupation listed on the eligible occupation list. If the salary is above EUR 60,000 the applicant can apply for the critical skills permit regardless the occupation. Family...

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