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Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Migration News, New Zealand, New Zealand immigration |

200,000 Visitors Arrived in New Zealand Last Month

 The number of international tourists travelling to New Zealand reached a new high in July this year. Almost 200,000 visitors arrived in New Zealand last month compared to 183,000 in July 2013. While more people visited New Zealand, less Kiwis travelled abroad this year – 233,100 travelled overseas which is 2 % compared to July 2013. 41,000 migrants arrived in the country as of July 2014, which is up by 15 percent over the past year ended July 2013 and the highest number since 2003. 4,500 migrants arrived in New Zealand last month which is the highest net gain since February 2003. The New Zealanders took 2.23 million overseas trips last year. Their top destinations were United Kingdom, United States and Fiji. While the larger group of tourists visiting New Zealand were from Australia, China and Indonesia. For more information, contact us today. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Canada, Canadian Immigration, Investor Visa, Migration News |

First Canadian Entrepreneur Start-up Visas Approved

 This is the first visa program of that type in the world and the Canadian Government strongly encourages all provinces to support any young entrepreneurs wanting to set up a business in the country. Foreign entrepreneurs willing to grasp this opportunity need to meet certain criteria: secure significant investment from one of the designated ‘angel’ investor groups set up for the programme, financial commitments from business incubator companies are also accepted. This visa gives an option to young talents to try their luck in Canada. Their vision and ability to build innovative companies that can create jobs and long-term perspectives, thus distributing for the economic growth of the country. The Start-up Visa Program was launched last year, aiming to link experienced Canadian private sector firms with innovative foreign entrepreneurs who want to launch their start-up companies in Canada. When it comes to residency visas, the applicants should prove one or more years of post-secondary education, as well as language proficiency in English or French. The Pilot Entrepreneur program is to run for five years. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Australia, Living Abroad, Migration News |

A Retrospection of Australian Food

Given that Australia is a multi-cultural society, nobody is surprised how rich and various Australian food is. In the early colonial days, menus included seafood, native vegetables, fruits and nuts. You may have heard of some Australian some native fruit such as lilly pillies, rosellas or hibiscus, wild raspberries native currants, quandongs etc. With the influence of the European, US and Chinese newcomers, Australians developed the taste to Chinese food and new spices, especially in the port cities. Since early 1900, at the time of Australian Federation, the era of the picnics came, leading to Australian great tradition of barbequing. There’s nothing more Australians than picnic on the open with family and friends. With the innovations later on came new recipes. New terms such as ‘billy of tea’, Anzac biscuits and vegemite spread were added to Australian vocabulary at that time. With the new migrant flow at the end of the Second World War, Australian food was influenced by new styles mainly Mediterranean, Asian, Indian and African. So, what’s the most famous Australian food today? Anzac Biscuits – associated with the Anzac Day (April 25), these biscuits were made by wives during the war and sent to soldiers. The ingredients of the biscuits were well able to keep for a long time. Pavlova – there was a severe competition on the origin of this dessert between Australia and New Zealand for many years. Both countries claim to have invented it and named it after the great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. And even if it was finally proven that it belongs to New Zealand, Aussies proudly call it Australian food. It’s a dessert that has crisp crust and a soft inside, decorated with cream and fresh fruit. Vegemite spread – The Vegemite spread is a dark brown, yeast-based spread that was invented by a Melbourne scientist as a way to use the yeast left from beer production. Meat pies – nowadays, the meat pie has many variations, often served with mashed potatoes and gravy. This is a traditional meal for every party, sporting event etc. Lamingtons – called the ‘National...

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Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Canada, Canadian Immigration, Migration News |

Canadian Immigrants Deemed One of the Most Successful in the World.

This is because the Canadian immigration program is designed to allow all new-comers settle down smoothly and quickly. The most successful newcomers usually come in Canada through the Skilled Worker and Provincial nominee programs. Both programs assess applicant’s work experience, qualifications, language skills and adaptability, to ensure overseas migrants are successful on the Canadian labour market. Once getting a permanent residence, the next logical step for the immigrants is getting a Canadian passport. One of the main differences between the residents and the citizens is that only the Canadian citizens can vote in the country. Above 91% of all permanent residents declared that they intend to apply for citizenship and that they would be proud to be Canadians. A lot of prospective migrants decide to move in Canada only to give their children a better start. And the facts and figures reveal that the majority of the second-generation migrants whose parents were born outside Canada usually perform excellent both professionally and academically and sometimes develop even better than the Canadians.  These last figures show that the Canadian government is successful in their attempt to attract and integrate high caliber people all over the world and make them feel Canada like their home. For more information on the Canadian visas, visit our website www.visafirst.com Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Migration News |

5,000 Irish got Australian Permanent Resident Visa in 2013

A report of the Australian Immigration shows a serious increase of the skilled migrant visas granted to Irish skilled people. About 5,000 Irish people became permanent residents in Australia in 2013. This includes approx. 1,650 family members accompanying them Down Under. The largest percent of these people is qualified accountants, engineers, nurses, electricians, carpenters and joiners. This report also shows that Irish guys prefer Western Australia and New South Wales as initial destinations to settle down. Last year, about 12,000 Irish got their first year working holiday visa, and another 11,000 skilled people got a temporary work visa. In comparison to the above, about 500 Irish, one third of them professionals left Australia for good last year. Half of them were planning to return back to Ireland. Because of the Australia’s favourable economic conditions, more and more Irish skilled people are making their minds to start a new life there. According to this report, Irish consider Australia as the third most desired country for permanent residency after the UK and USA. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration |

Why Choose Regional Australia?

 If you think of Regional Australia as a remote and isolated place, you are wrong! The face of Regional Australia has been changed now. The sustainability and future of Australia rely on the development of the regional areas. Rural Australia is a home for more than a third of Australian populations and generates 2/3 of its net export from regional industries such as tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. Major sectors of national economy such as energy, resources and primary industries are based in regional Australia. More and more people are attracted by the healthier, safer and friendlier environment and lifestyle in rural areas. 7 million people of Australian population, live outside state and territory capital cities. What are the major benefits of choosing rural areas of Australia? – Country people pay less taxes than city people do. The reason for this is because the income in rural areas is generally lower and there are a higher proportion of retired people. – Housing is significantly less expensive in rural areas and it may vary from a typical country house to a city-style street frontage. – There’re a lot of job vacancies in most of the rural areas in the country. – Regional Australia is an option taken by many international students. There are numbers of educational institutions where you can take advantage of great lifestyle, personalized university approach and additional opportunities for migration. – If you think of getting a permanent residency while your studies are over or after you gain some work experience in regional Australia, you may claim extra points based on this.   If you are interesting in moving there on migration, work or study in regional Australia, contact VisaFirst for a free assessment! Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Canadian Immigration |

Canada will introduce new recruitment system for prospective immigrants

The Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander has announced that the country will introduce new active immigration recruitment system that will be known as “Express entry” and will be similar to the Australian skill select scheme. The work towards implementation of the new system began during the time of the previous Immigration minister – Jason Kenney. Until know it has been known as Expression of Interest system. According to Mr. Alexander the new system will be a real game changer and will significantly improve the functioning of the Canadian Immigration Department. It will allow skilled foreigners to gain residence faster and easier. Mr Alexander says that he hopes that a successful applicant will have his/her application processed in six months once Express Entry is up and running. The system will be used for four of the current immigration programs that are run by the Canadian Government – The Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Skilled Trades Program, The Canadian Experience Class and the The Provincial Nominee Programs. Under the new “Express entry” system, an application will first be submitted to the Canadian government. Their CV and professional details will then be added to a centralized database. Employers who are seeking foreign skilled workers will have access to some information from the database and will be able to select suitable candidates. Candidates who are not chosen by local employers will have their CVs removed from the database. The new system will help Canadian employers to select only such potential immigrants who are best prepared to work and live in Canada instead of those who are first in line. In addition to that the system will allow for much faster processing of the visa-related documents and in this way candidates will wait less for their Canadian visa. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your Canadian Visa fast and hassle-free today.   blog.visafirst.comMore...

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