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Skilled Migrant

The skilled people who want to migrate have to apply for Skilled Migration Visa that is generally based on the skills or education background of the applicant. The visa helps to target the skilled people who want to make their career in different countries and like to make contribution in that country’s economy. To meet up for the application, the candidates undergoes certain point tests and it is important to qualify for a skilled permanent resident policy.

The skilled people are assessed on the basis of AGE, OCCUPATION and language like ENGLISH. The applicant may also apply by giving the proof of their relative who is the native in the country, by issuing their proof ids and status. The skilled applicant also requires medicinal checks before the permanent residential visa is not approved. The skilled applicants have the legacy for permanent resident for specified no. of years and then can be a citizen of that country.

Australia

Australia, the world’s smallest continent as well as the world’s largest island, the name is derived from the Latin AUSTRALIAS, means southern, legends of an “unknown land of the south.Australia is often referred to as the “lucky country” with pulsating economy, political stability and a quality of life envied by many. Australia is known around the world for its stunning landscapes.A great country to live in and do business, Australia has an enviable reputation as it offers premium standard of living.Effective July 1, 2012, new points system has been rolled out the below mentioned Skilled Migration Visas. The Qualifying Score is now 60 points for Skilled Subclasses:

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

The most sought after permanent resident visa by immigrants who are looking to immigrate to Australia was introduced to meet the growing demand for skilled workers. The Australian migration department follows a point based score where the applicant must score at least 60 points based on Age, Qualifications, Language Ability, Experience and others. Only if the applicant is able to fulfil the minimum point requirement and also fulfil the requirements mentioned in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) they can apply for immigration to Australia. Applicants fulfilling the minimum criterions do not need to secure sponsorship from the Australian states or territories.

Benefits of Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189

• A permanent resident has the right to stay in Australia indefinitely
• A permanent resident has access to all the health care benefits under Medicare as well as certain social security benefits
• A permanent resident can apply for citizenship after staying in Australia for 4 years
• A permanent resident can sponsor his/ her family for permanent residency
• A permanent resident can get dependents if they comply with Australian immigration laws

Eligibility:

The Australian government follows a point based system which the applicants have to fulfil to be eligible for immigration to Australia – the applicants have to secure a minimum of 60 points.
The criterions for the same are mentioned below,

• Age: The applicant should not be more than 50 years old

• Nominated Occupation: The applicants must be able to nominate an occupation in accordance to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as per their skills, qualifications and experience.

• English Language Ability: The applicants must prove that meet the minimum requirements specified by the Australian Immigration department and to prove so they need to submit the score cards from different language assessment examinations like IELTS, TOEFL (ibt), PTE(A) etc.

• Experience: The applicants must be able to provide details of relevant work experience both inside Australia and outside as per the demands of Nominated occupation

• Education: The applicants must provide details of Education

• Skill Assessment: The applicants must secure a positive skill assessment report from the relevant authorities for filing of the application.

Stages of Application:
stages of application
Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

Applicants whose professions are not listed in the Skilled Occupation List can choose to apply for permanent residence to Australia under the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190). The applicant however has to secure sponsorship from a state or territory in Australia and the point score of 60.
The applicant can score 5 additional points if nominated by an Australian State/Territory. The subclass 190 visa however entails the recipient of the visa to live for 2 years in the sponsoring state/ territory.

Benefits of Subclass 190 are,

• A permanent resident has the right to stay in Australia indefinitely
• A permanent resident has access to all the health care benefits under Medicare as well as certain social security benefits
• A permanent resident can apply for citizenship after staying in Australia for 4 years
• A permanent resident can sponsor his/ her family for permanent residency
• A permanent resident can get dependents if they comply with Australian immigration laws

Eligibility:

The applicant must secure 60 points to be eligible, the criterions for the same are mentioned below,
• Age: The applicant should not be more than 50 years old

• Nominated Occupation: The applicants must be able to nominate an occupation in accordance to the consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) as per their skills, qualifications and experience.

• English Language Ability: The applicants must prove that meet the minimum requirements specified by the Australian Immigration department and to prove so they need to submit the score cards from different language assessment examinations like IELTS, TOEFL (ibt), PTE (A) etc.

• Experience: The applicants must be able to provide details of relevant work experience both inside Australia and outside as per the demands of Nominated occupation

• Education: The applicants must provide details of Education

• Skill Assessment: The applicants must secure a positive skill assessment report from the relevant authorities for filing of the application.

• Maintenance funds: The applicants should show sufficient maintenance funds to obtain sponsorship from state territory. (if required)

Stages of Application:

stage of application 1

Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)

The Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) is a provisional Visa which is granted for a period of 4 years for individuals who cannot meet the requisites of Skilled Independent Visa either subclass 189 or 190 – Skilled Regional Sponsored visa subclass 489 is a pathway to an Australian permanent resident visa.

The basic requirements for a subclass 489 visa are,

• The applicant must secure sponsorship either from a sponsoring state/ Territory or form a relative residing in the area,
• The applicant must meet the 60 point benchmark
• The applicant must live for 2 years in the sponsoring state and work for at least 12 months to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence.

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Canada

The Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments are constantly introducing new laws and programs to ensure successful resettlement for the immigrants. There are numerous options under which you may reach and settle in the Maple Country Canada.

Express Entry System

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched the Express Entry system to manage applications for permanent residence and applicants from across the world who qualify under Federal Skilled Worker Program/ Canadian Experience Class/ Federal Skilled Trades Program or a portion of Provicial Nominee Program will be offered the Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency by the authorities. The qualifying criteria to receive the invitation varies from Program to Program. For people to qualify under the FSWP and FSTP, the candidate must have an Employment Offer approved by the competent authorities in Canada whereas, to apply for Permanent Residency under PNP, the candidate must receive a state Nomination and for Canadian Experience Class they need to meet the selection criteria.

It will be a point-based system. A maximum of 1200 points can be allotted under the Express Entry system. Points break- up will be as follows:

A maximum of 500 points for human capital factors like age, education, experience, and language will be awarded; 40 points will come from if an applicant has an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and up to 80 points if the candidate holds at least one year of experience in Canada

Transferrable skills will add another 100 points. Skills that can be used across different jobs and industries in technical and non-technical areas are usually referred to as transferrable skills

600 points will be awarded if the applicant has a job offer in Canada or have received nomination certificate from any of Canadian provinces

Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Only the candidates who fall in the top bracket will get this ITA. The draws will be conducted every month. If the candidate has been invited to apply, the candidate will have 60 days to submit a complete Application for Permanent Residence online.

To sum up, once the online application is received it goes through the following steps:

  • Step 1- Candidates create an Express Entry profile identifying their skills and qualifications in an online resume. The profile is then ranked against other applicants based on various factors that indicate that the candidate will be an asset to the Canadian workforce.
  • Step 2- Those applicants that do not have a Canadian job offer from an employer will need to register in the Canada Job Bank site.
  • Step 3- Assessment of every profile in the Job Bank is done to judge who could meet the criteria of a federal economic program and then upgraded with other entries in the Express Entry pool.
  • Step 4- If an application is selected, the applicant will be issued an Invitation to Apply to which he/she needs to respond within 60 days’ time to qualify for permanent residence.

The entire process takes a maximum of 6 months.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

It grants you the Visa which entitles you to live and work lawfully anywhere in the country because of your Permanent Resident status which is granted on the basis of your education, work experience and various other factors.

From January 1, 2015, Federal Skilled Worker applications are being processed through the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada. Candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program must first make an Expression of Interest in immigrating to Canada to start the Express Entry procedure.

Following are the conditions that are required to be fulfilled, to apply for this category.

  • Skilled Work Experience: Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled occupation (National Occupational Classification skill lever 0, A or B).
  • Education: The applicant must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) to show that the applicant’s education is equal to Canadian education standards.
  • Language Skills: The applicant must meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, and take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that shows you meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

This is a dedicated and streamlined program that will help transform Canada’s immigration system into a fast and flexible system focused on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. The new program ensures greater consideration is given to the needs of industry when processing eligible immigration applications.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. There are some conditions that an applicant applying under this category must ensure to have complied with.

Those basic requirements are as under:

  • Must have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the five years before applying
  • Must meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • Must have a full time employment letter for the time period of at least one year; or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian Provincial or Territorial authority.

Work Experience

Skilled Trades currently eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these major and minor groups of the NOC:

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades,
  • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades,
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production,
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators,
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks, and
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers.

These major NOC groups are subdivided into different occupations. (All are NOC skill type B.)

The applicant must show that he did the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC, including all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.

Education

There is no education requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. But, if the applicant wants to earn points for education under Express Entry, either of the following requirements needs to be accomplished.

  • a Canadian post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree,
  • Or, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report produced by an agency approved by CIC to show it is equal to Canadian education standards.

Language ability

The applicant must meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for Speaking & Listening and CLB 4 for Reading & Writing, and take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that shows you meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track alternative for Canadian Permanent Residency. Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in the respective province.

The significant benefit of being nominated under a PNP is that,it is immaterial if you do not have experience in an occupation listed on the Priority Occupation List under Federal Skilled Worker Class or if you have not scored minimum 67 points to qualify for Federal Skilled Category. All Canadian provinces and territories offer unrivalled Provincial Nomination Programs.

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New Zealand

New Zealand is an ideal place to settle – it is a land of opportunity and one of the most sought after destinations by skilled migrants looking to immigrate. The country has a low corruption ratio and beautiful and as per the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations popularly known as ANZSCO the demand for Engineers is high and a candidate fitting the profile can easily immigrate to New Zealand.

Popularly known as the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) it allows people who have skills and experience that is in high demand to move into New Zealand. New Zealand also employs a point system based on certain factors, like age, employment experience, qualifications, and an offer of skilled job.
In order to be eligible to apply for immigration to New Zealand the applicant must not be more than 55 years old and should be proficient in English.

The first step in the process of applying for SMC for New Zealand the applicant has to go for a Pre-Assessment Result (PAR) which is a part of the Expression of Interest for the Skilled Migrant Visa. The PAR is an indicative assessment of to verify how one’s qualifications meet New Zealand requirements.
Once the PAR result is received the applicant has to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) – where in one can claim points for age, skilled employment, work experience, qualifications etc. The total points secured will help one determine whether to submit the EOI for the selection process. At this stage, no evidence or documentation is required.

Expression of interest is submitted by the applicant to claim points – only if the applicant is able to secure more than 100 points the application will enter the EOI pool. Applications with score of 140 or more get selected first. The EOI application is valid for 6 months and if the application is not selected within 6 months it will lapse.

The New Zealand immigration authority verifies the detail and if they find it credible they share an Invitation to Apply. On receipt of the invitation the applicant has to submit relevant documents to successfully complete the process.

Stages of Process
NZ-stage process

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Hong Kong

HONGKONG – PR

QUALITY MIGRANT ADMISSION SCHEME

ABOUT HONGKONG
As one of the world’s leading international financial centres, Hong Kong’s service-oriented economy is characterized by its low taxation, almost free port trade and well established international financial market.

Robust economy:
Hong Kong has emerged as an economic hub, offering enormous employment and business opportunities to the people. It is one among the most dynamic and open economies around the world.

Low tax rates:
The major benefit of Hong Kong immigration is, it boasts of an extremely free economy and the tax rates in this country are pretty less. There is also no legacy tax.

Hong Kong Residency:
Immigration to Hong Kong entitles the individuals to the residency in a swifter and easier manner. The immigrants need only few months to apply for the residency status.

Lawful society:
Hong Kong is a legal country, which assures to offer certain human rights and safeguard of private property and human rights. Thus, a number of overseas nationals prefer to migrate to Hong Kong.

Sincere Government:
Hong Kong government is resourceful and honest and it is also known for its unmatched service to the community, regarding the public beliefs, defending public interests. The positive aspect of the state is another benefit of Hong Kong immigration.

Remarkable Habitation
Hong Kong boasts of an extremely flourishing material and spiritual civilization with a high quality of life, even as all this makes the country as the very best city for immigrants.

Affordable cost of Living
The cost of living in Hong Kong is very low, the cost of food, travelling, medical, telecommunication and entertainment is comparatively affordable when compare to other leading immigrations destinations. This another main reason for Hong Kong immigration.

Free education
The country offer education without any charge for the immigrants children. After shifting to the nation, migrants’ children can benefit from completely free education for a period of nine years.

Breath taking Tourist Spots
The breath taking attractions in the country also lure overseas individuals to visit to Hong Kong.

THE QUALITY MIGRANT ADMISSION SCHEME

This scheme is also known as the Quality Migrant Talent Scheme. It is a scheme for those who intend to live and work in Hong Kong. The main objective of this program is to attract the highly skilled foreign migrants who could contribute to the economy of Hong Kong. The scheme would permit entrance to those migrants who otherwise do not have the right to enter and reside in the region. In order to qualify under this program, an applicant does not need to have an employment offer in prior. However, a set of prerequisites have to be satisfied under the Points Based Test – The General Points Test and Achievement-based Points Test. A quota would be allotted to the applicant based on the scores obtained in either of the above tests. Successful applicants are permitted to bring their dependents (spouse and unmarried children below 18 years of age). However, the applicant should be able to support self and dependents during their stay in Hong Kong. For this, sufficient financial resources are a must and should not depend on public assistance.

Note: Citizens of Cambodia, Nepal, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Albania and Cuba are not eligible for this scheme.

Eligibility Criteria Facts (In Asia)

Age: All the applicants should be atleast 18 years of age when they file their application Academic
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution with first class scores. In case, the applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree, his professional experience, technical qualifications and other achievements are considered. Those who have a master’s degree or higher have excellent chances of their applications being approved.

Financial Requisites: The applicant must have sufficient finances to support self and dependents post landing in Hong Kong.

Language Skills: All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in either English or Chinese. To be eligible under this scheme, an average score of 6.0 in IELTS is a must.

Character: All applicants must have a good character and should not have any form of criminal or negative immigration record in Hong Kong. Police clearance certificates from all the nations where the applicant has resided for more than a year in the last 10 years have to be provided.

Documents Required:

– An application form ID(E) 981 with the applicant’s signatures;
– Copy of the applicant’s passport (the personal particulars page);
– Copy of the applicant’s unique qualification proof;
– Copy of applicant’s work experience
– Copy of documents for Dependents

Processing Time:
– The Hong Kong visa application process normally takes 6-18 months from the date of submission.

Remarks:
– The initial Hong Kong visa once obtained is valid for a maximum of 24 months (sometimes less).
– Once the visa has been approved, the applicant is eligible to apply for a Hong Kong Identity Card.

PROCESSING STEPS:

      1) Eligibility Factors: The clients should be eligible with the threshold requirements.
      2) If they are eligible we put up the application by mailing the same to HK office.
      3) Selection of applicants would be done under the quota system.
      4) This process generally takes 4 to 6 weeks. If we don’t receive any result for the same the application will remain in the pool till we do not get a refusal from Immigration Authority.
      5) If the client is selected he will receive an Approval In Principle.
      6) The main applicant has to visit HK on a tourist visa to appear for the interview with all the original documents.
    7) If he clears the interview he would be handed over the Permit Sticker on the Blank page of the passport along with the Medical Clearance.

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