Monthly Archives: January 2015

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – EXPRESS ENTRY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – EXPRESS ENTRY

 

The Express Entry introduced by the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) is a electronic system to provide employment opportunities to deserving candidates. The Express Entry is started to accelerate and administer the immigration process through Federal Immigration Programs like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.

 

Here below are few common questions and their answers regarding the Express Entry.

 

WHAT IS EXPRESS ENTRY? HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Express Entry is a new way of supervising the Permanent Residency Programs in Canada. Candidates who show interest in migrating to Canada have to create an online profile to begin the application process. This profile consists of basic details, age, education qualifications, language skills, employment history and skill sets. The Candidate is then awarded with points for these skills out of a total of 1200.The federal government has the right to choose which candidates make their way in to the Pool of Candidates.

 

Once a Candidate makes it into the pool, he gets ranked against other candidates according to his language skills, education, employment history, etc. The Canadian employers then choose candidates as per their requirements and provide them employment offers.

 

Apart from this, some provinces also have the right to choose candidates from outside of the Express Entry System.

 

 

WHICH IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM?

The Federal Immigration Programs that are applicable to the Express Entry system are –

 

  • FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM
  • FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM
  • CANADIAN EXPRESS CLASS

 

There is also a list of provinces in Canada, which can select candidates from the pool and employ them to satisfy the labour needs of the market.

 

HOW USEFUL IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY TO ME?

As an applicant, you have to create an online profile to apply for Express Entry. This profile will consist of the following skills

 

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • EXPERT SKILLS
  • EDUCATION
  • WORK EXPERIENCE (BOTH IN CANADA AND OUTSIDE CANADA), ETC

 

Once you make the profile, you will score certain points under the CRS calculator. This score will determine your rank among other candidates in the pool.

 

DOES HE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM IMPROVE THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM OF CANADA?

The Express Entry system is a new method introduced to monitor and supervise the federal immigration programs. It will accelerate the process and improve the opportunities available for deserving candidates.

 

HOW HELPFUL IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY FOR CANADA?

The main motive behind introducing the Express Entry is to fulfill the nation’s labour market needs in the most efficient way. The Express Entry is a faster and more systematic way of processing immigration and visa arrangements. Express Entry entertains specifically those candidates to whom they have sent invites via various Federal Immigration Programs.

 

IS IT COMPULSORY TO OBTAIN A CONFIRMED EMPLOYMENT OFFER TO BE PLACED IN THE EXPRESS ENTRY POOL?

Once you apply for any of the federal immigration programs, you have to create a profile, which is later submitted into the pool of candidates.Once your score is calculated, your rank will be set against that of other candidates in the pool. The competition will be between candidates who have not already received an employment offer. There is always an added benefit of having a confirmed employment offer from a Canadian employer, though it is not mandatory to have one while applying.

 

HOW DOES THE JOB BANK FUNCTION IN THE EXPRESS ENTRY?

Once a candidate enters the pool of candidates, they receive a personal reference number. The next step is to submit their resume along with the reference number in the Canada Job Bank. This enables the Canadian Employers, federal agencies and provincial agencies to view your profile and send invites accordingly.

 

IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY USEFUL TO THE CANADIAN TERRITORIES AND PROVINCES?

Canadian provinces and territories will have access to the pool of candidates and can select candidates as per the market requirements of their territories. In case a candidate gets selected to a particular province, he or she is awarded with extra points to be eligible to get an invite for Permanent Residency in Canada.

 

HOW USEFUL IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY FOR RECRUITMENT FIRMS AND EMPLOYERS IN CANADA?

The Express Entry offers the recruitment firms and employers with an opportunity to select candidates via Job Bank and assist the government in response to the employment requirements in the country.

 

CAN I START WORKING IN CANADA BEFORE I RECEIVE MY PR PERMIT?

You can arrive to Canada for employment only after you receive either a work permit or a PR permit.

 

To know more about Canada’s Express Entry, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let Migrate-Me guide you through the process of migrating to Canada.

 

 

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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY – CLEARED!

 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY – CLEARED!

 

For every individual who dreams of a place with better job opportunities and a good standard of living, Canada is one such dream destination. Each year, many professionals from all over the world choose to migrate to Canada. The recent launch of the electronic system – Express Entry has accelerated the process and made it flexible for both potential employees and employers. This system has changed the course of how immigration worked in Canada from supply-driven to demand-driven. However we also came across various misconceptions regarding Express Entry among new comers.

Here are a few misconceptions cleared.

 

Misconception No 1: Everybody is eligible to enter the Express Entry Pool
The Truth: Only eligible candidates under the Federal Economic Immigration Program can enter the pool

Few migrants looking forward to immigrate to Canada have a misconception that anybody can enter the Canada Express Entry Pool.

 

To enter the Pool of Candidates, one must be eligible under the Federal Economic Immigration Programs like

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian experience class

 

To be eligible under these programs, a candidate must score certain points based on factors like the core human factors, skills transferability and employment offers. This score is calculated on the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Calculator.

 

Misconception No 2: The Eligible Occupation List is part of the Express Entry System
The Truth: The Eligible Occupation List is not part of Express Entry System

The CIC confirmed that the eligibility criteria of FSWP does not include the list of eligible occupations. The eligibility of candidates will be calculated under the CRS. Their core human skills and employment history helps improve their ranks among other candidates.

 

Now, Canadian jobs are now classified under NOC (National Occupation Classification) codes and the skill requirements are defined accordingly.

 

Misconception No 3: You cannot immigrate to Canada without a job offer
The Truth: It is not compulsory to have a job offer before hand, but does act an added benefit
This is another misconception that migrants have is regarding the compulsion of job offers. Once a candidate gets an entry into the pool, they are eligible to get employment offers from Canadian employers according to their respective Federal Economic Immigration Program.

 

Though having an employment offer from a Canadian Employer has its benefits. It helps boost your ranking if you already are presented with a job offer.

 

Misconception No 4: One does not pass the Language Proficiency test to enter the Express Entry System
The Truth: Candidates have to pass the Language Proficiency Test to be eligible to enter the pool
Candidates have to apply for Canadian Government approved Standardized language tests like IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, etc. These test results are later used to add up the score while calculating through the CRS calculator.

 

Misconception No 5: One can migrate to Canada only through Express Entry
The Truth: Express Entry facilitates the immigration of eligible candidates under the Federal Economic Immigration Program, though provinces outside Express Entry can select them too. The Express Entry system is introduced to cater the labour market needs of Canada while improving the immigration process.

 

While most candidates will be entering Canada through the Express Entry, some provinces get to select candidates who do not enter through the Express Entry pool.

 

To know if you are eligible for any of the Federal Immigration Programs, just fill our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will get back to you.

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CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY – COMPREHENSIVE RANKING SYSTEM

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY – COMPREHENSIVE RANKING SYSTEM

 

The Canada Express Entry was brought in operation in January 2015 by CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada). Like every immigration points calculator, CIC has introduced the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to calculate and rank applicants as per their qualifications. Intorduction of CRA has been a boon to Canadian Immigration as now applicants will have a better understanding of the Express Entry system.

 

The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks candidates as per their credibility and are eligible for one of the following:

 

  • FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM
  • FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM
  • CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS

 

Once the candidate’s eligibility is confirmed, he or she is introduced into the pool of candidates and ranked against the other candidates present. The total score is calculated over 1200 points under the following segments.

  • Core Human Factors like age, educatin, language skills and work experience sum up to 500 points. If a candidate is migrating with his or her spouse, they can be rewarded upto 460 points while their accompanying spouse or partner can score the remaining 40 points. Candidates with atleast 2 year of work experience in Canada are awarded upto 80 points.
  • A candidate with Skills Transferability is awarded with 100 points.
  • Candidates with an Offer of Employment from a Canadian employer can win them upto 600 points

 

A candidate must understand that he or she can enter the Pool of Candidates only after they gains eligibility. To be eligible, they must go through a profile assessment which is separate from the Express Entry. Once they gain entry into the Pool of Candidates, they are ranked under the Comprehensive Ranking System. Those candidates with the highest ranks will receive invitations to apply for the Federal Economic Programs.

 

CORE HUMAN FACTORS

From the 1200 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System, upto 500 points are awarded to candidates for their Core Human Factors.

 

Core Human Points for those Candidates migrating alone are as follows.

  1. Age – 110 Points

Candidates within the age of 20-19 can be awarded 110 points while those younger than 18 or older than 44 are not eligible for any points.

 

  1. First Language Skills – 136 Points

Candidates with English or French skills will be given upto 136 points. Extra 34 points for speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

 

  1. Second Language Skills – 24 Points

Candidates with English or French skills as their second language will be given upto 24 points. Extra 6 points for reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.

 

  1. Education – 150 Points

 

Core Human Points for those Candidates migrating along with their partners are as follows.

  1. Age – 100 Points

Candidates within the age of 20-19 can be awarded 100 points while those younger than 18 or older than 44 are not eligible for any points.

 

  1. First Language Skills – 128 Points

Candidates with English or French skills will be given upto 128 points. Extra 32 points for speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. The spouse can win upto 20 points for their language skills and upto 5 points for reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

 

  1. Second Language Skills – 22 Points

Candidates with English or French skills as their second language will be given upto 22 points. Extra 6 points for reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.

 

  1. Education – 140 Points

 

  1. Canadian Work Experience – 70 points

Canadian Work experience can win upto 70 points depending on the number of years the candidate has worked in Canada, An additional 10 points for the spouse if they have work exoerience in Canada

 

SKILLS TRANSFERABILITY

A candidate can score upto 500 points for Skills Transferability under the Comprehensive Ranking System. The skills of a candidate are measured based on the five combinations.

 

  • EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • WORK EXPERIENCE IN AND OUTSIDE CANADA
  • EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE IN CANADA
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS AND CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFCATION IN TRADE
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS AND WORK EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE CANADA

 

To calculate your eligibility to enter the Pool of Candidates, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts assist you migrate to Canada through the Express Entry System.

 

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CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY 2015

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY 2015

 

Canada immigration has undergone a revolutionary change with the introduction of Canada Express Entry. Along with faster processing of visas, the Express Entry also creates a window of opportunity for all deserving candidates around the globe. According to the Express Entry system, candidates who apply for Permanent Residency in Canada are ensured of their place in the development and growth of its economy.

 

EXPRESS ENTRY EXPLAINED IN 3 EASY STEPS

This is how the Express Entry works.

STEP 1

Candidates who apply for Permanent Residency have to electronically register under the Express Entry and provide the details regarding their skills, work experience, education, language ability and other significant details.

 

STEP 2

The Canadian Government selects deserving candidates based on their skills and credibility. These candidates are then invited to apply for immigration programs like;

  • Canada Federal Skilled worker program
  • Canada federal skilled trade program
  • Canada Experience class
  • A portion of provincial nominee program

This gives an opportunity to various provinces to select candidates as per their requirement.

 

STEP 3

The important part of the Express Entry is that employers in Canada have access to the Express Entry pool of candidates. Employers can choose potential candidates as per their requirements and offer them job opportunities. Once you are offered a job from a Canadian employer, you are then invited to apply for Permanent Residency based on the agreement.

 

While registering under the Express Entry program, you can obtain both permanent residency along with a job when you arrive in Canada.

 

BENEFITS OF CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY

  • There is no cap on number of applications a candidate can apply
  • There are no last date or deadline to complete your online profile
  • The Express Entry speeds the Canada immigration process
  • The applicants can include and highlight impressive skills to improve their credibility
  • Applications of these candidates will be processed within a period of six months

 

REASON FOR CHANGE IN IMMIGRATION PROCESS

This new system of Express Entry enables CIC to identify and pick those deserving candidates who are most likely to do well in Canada. This selection is based completely on their credibility as far as work experience, qualification and language skills are concerned. The Previous system was based on the first – come, first – serve basis.The processing in the previous system took longer to bring in employees from overseas to fill in the job vacancies. One of the main reason was the he backlog under the previous system.

 

The Express Entry eliminates these long waits by speeding up the process to 6 months or less for eligible candidates.

 

MIGRATE TO CANADA

Migration to Canada under the Express Entry is a point based system like every other immigration point based system which calculates points as per your credibility. While Calculating your points, your qualification, work experience and expertise along with language proficiency skills are taken under consideration. These points help you score higher which increases your chances at being selected over the others.Points given to candidates are from a maximum of 1200 points.

 

The Express Entry is indeed a great opportunity provided by the Canadian Immigration to all candidates applying for Permanent Residency in Canada.

 

To know your eligibility for the Express Entry, fill in our  FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will assist you through the immigration process.

 

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PR Visa in Australia – Know everything about being a Permanent Resident in Australia

PR Visa in Australia – Know everything about being a Permanent Resident in Australia

 

Some of the most popular visas in Australia include the 189 Skilled Independent Visa, also known as Permanent Residency Visa. You as an applicant should attain a certain level of skills that is demand in Australia or be listed in the SOL (Skilled Occupation List) or the CSOL (Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List). Once you are eligible for this visa, you can live and work in Australia for five years.

 

The Permanent Residency Visa Program allows Australia to invite qualified workers from overseas to help build their economy. Once you get qualified for a Skilled Migration Visa Program, you are free to work in any field of your choice. Since the requirements for this program is high, its benefits too are of higher value.

 

Once you are granted a visa, you are assigned with an initial entry date. You are supposed to enter Australia before the completion of the date. This date is based on regular medical and police clearances. Following this, you have around 10 months to enter Australia.

 

Once you are granted permanent residency in Australia, your visa is valid for five years. Once you have completed your stay in Australia for five years, you are now eligible for Australian Citizenship. After the completion of the procedure of Australian Citizenship, you will no longer need a visa to live in Australia.

 

Here are some frequently asked questions about Permanent Residency in Australia.

 

Am I eligible for a permanent residency visa?

 

You are eligible to apply for PR visa when

  • You have lived and worked for two years in a Specified Regional Area

OR

  • You have sponsorship under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

 

Which Permanent Residency Visa can I apply for?

 

Once you have cleared all the requirements, you can now apply for any permanent visa. You can also apply for Skilled – Regional Visa (subclass 887) if you are a holder of provisional skilled visa and want to apply for permanent visa.

 

Can I travel internationally?

 

Unlike an Australian Citizen, you have to obtain a permanent residency visa that provides you authority to travel abroad.

 

Do I have the right to Vote?

Unlike an Australian Citizen, you are not eligible to vote in Australian Government elections. Though you can obtain eligibility if you are enrolled to vote as a British Subject before 1984.

 

What are the benefits of Permanent Residency?

 

  • As a holder of permanent residency visa, you are entitled the right to live in Australia indefinitely
  • On completion of two years in Australia as a permanent resident, you are eligible to apply for social security benefits – sickness, students and unemployment benefits
  • You also enjoy the freedom to pursue your studies from your choice of university. You are also eligible to apply for education loans
  • You are entitled to Health Care
  • As a permanent resident, you can work for any employer in any occupation or field of your choice
  • You can also sponsor your relatives who wish to come to Australia
  • Your children, if born in Australia, are entitled as Australian citizens by birth

 

So go ahead and fulfill your dream and migrate to Australia. To know your eligibility, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will help you plan your trip to Australia.

 

 

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THINGS CANADA WILL TEACH YOU

THINGS CANADA WILL TEACH YOU

 

Moving to a new country can be a stressful. So we plan to make your trip a little less stressful. We have come up with tips and tricks on how to live in Canada. These tips will help you understand life in Canada better.

Now that we know how to get in Canada and survive the Canadian ways, here are a few things that Canada will teach you.

 

  • ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE

 

People in Canada are down to earth and always have a positive attitude towards life. Migrating to a new country can be difficult at times. But you learn to pick yourself up and do best of what you can.This attitude is a life changer. This is more than just an attitude – it is more of a lifestyle in Canada. And when you are in Canada, you are bound to get used to this too.

 

  • IMPROVEMENT IN LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

Canada is a land of immigrants where more migrants do not have English or French as their first language. Hence, they are more open to different accent and are always to help you out when you are facing some kind of communication problem. You will come across many training institutions and titions where they teach and train you in various languages and accents. This helps you cope up with the communication gap and you are more comfortable while communicating.

 

Apart from that, if you can speak in both, English and French, you are considered as Bilingual, irrespective of how good or bad you speak. That is oe more reason to learn both of these languages.

 

  • UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

 

In Canada, every one out of six is a migrant. And in a land as big as Canada, you are bound to find a lot of migrants. Each of these migrants are from different countries with different cultures and ways of living. And Canada has learnt to appreciate this better than anyone else.

 

  • ADAPTABILITY

 

Moving to a new country? There are a list of things you have to adapt to. Different country. Different people. Different language. Different culture. Different weather. And all this might get a little heavy in the beginning. But you will learn to adapt to these Canadian ways.

 

  • UNDERSTAND AND TREAT PEOPLE WELL

 

In Canada, people are well behaved and treat you well, no matter what colour or creed you belong to. Canadians hold the title of being polite – that is absolutely true. It is very rare to find someone who is not polite and is a Canadian.

 

They are good at small talk or even long conversations. They rarely judge you by the way you look or dress or eat. They are more civilized and understand and value people. So when a stranger smiles at you and says ‘hello’, just respond in a similar manner.

 

We are sure these points must have cleared your doubts about migrating to Canada. But are you still unsure? Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our visa experts guide you through the whole process.

 

 

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How to survive in Canada – Tips for new migrants in Canada

How to survive in Canada – Tips for new migrants in Canada

Here is our “How to..” series of Canada. In this article, we will be considering all the tricks and points that will help you survive in a new country. While you scroll down, you will also come across tips to blend into the Canadian lifestyle while finding a job and settling here.

The first year in Canada will be one-of-its-kind experience. You finally made it to Canada and can’t wait to explore the new world that is waiting for you. So, here are a few pointers that might help you survive in Canada.

 

CANADIAN WINTERS ARE HARSH

 

  • WINTER CLOTHES ARE A MUST

First things first. The winters in Canada are very harsh. You might want to double up the number of winter clothes while you are still packing your bags. Once in Canada, you will learn to dress in layers. This will help in conserving all the body heat within.

So bring out those hidden savings and invest them in some winter clothes.

 

  • PLAN FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION BEFORE HAND

For those who will be driving, you should plug your car to the block heater. The engine will need some warming up to do to start up in winters. Stay away from free-ways during freezing rains – they can be extremely slippery.

 

  • CHECK IN THE WEATHER FORECAST

The weather in Canada changes very often. Plant a thermometer outside your house and do a quick check every morning before you start your day. Also keep a track of the weather forecast, specially about heavy snow falls and snow storms. It is always advisible to be prepared.

 

  • WINTER ACCESSORIES THAT EVERY MIGRANT IN CANADA SHOULD HAVE

During winters in Canada, a shovel and ice scraper will be your best friend – especially if you own a car. It is better to keep a pair of snow brush and ice scraper in your car to scrape the ice on your car windshield. Apart from all these, you should always have your gloves, scarves and hats whenever you are out.

 

IN CASE YOU ARE FEELING HOMESICK

 

  • READ, WRITE, WATCH AND LISTEN – IN YOUR MOTHER TONGUE

It is completely normal to feel homesick. After all, you are on the other end of the earth, aay from your family and friends. To feel more home-like, you can visit the local libraries and video shops. Browse through their stock, you will definitey find something in your mother tongue. You can also watch movies and shows to make up for the homesickness.

 

  • TALK AND SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER MIGRANTS FROM YOUR HOME LAND

Canada is a land of immigrants and you are bound to meet someone from your own homaland. Catch up with them and share your experiences. You might end up being friends with them.

Alternatively, you will also come across small communities in Canada. Like Chinatown or Little Italy. Do some research and you will find bars, cafes or even better, whole districts full of people belonging to the same community.

You can also take up hobby classes or training sessions. These is not only a good way to use your free time, but also an opportunity to meet new people.

 

  • BLOGGING CAN HELP

Blogging about your experiences will help you express yourself in a better way. Once you get used to writing down everything you feel, you will look forward to blogging. Plus, you also get to share your experience with family and friends and also those who are new to Canada and looking for help.

It is a way of giving back to what the world has given you – through internet!

 

 

ALL ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS

 

  • CULTURE SHOCK

Culture shock is as real as jet lag! Not many belive it unless you go through it. You may not expect that Canadian culture will blow you away, but better be prepared for some surprise! The people, the etiquettes, lifestyle, weather or even the food – everything might be different from the place you hail from. It might take you sometime to settle in and be as Canadian as others. So take your time, everything will be smooth.

 

  • GETTING EMPLOYED

Many migrants find themsekves starting from scratch when they come to a new country, In case you manage to land ajob like your previous one, either the job responsibilities are more or the pay is less. Either way, it can be a little unsettling. But don’t let that break you down. You will slowly make your mark and get that dream job that brought you to Canada on the first place.

 

  • IMPROVING YOUR LANGUAGE WHILE LEARNING ABOUT THEIR CULTURE

In case English or French isn’t your first language – don’t worry. There are many opportunities to learn and improve your language skills. You have to also understand that improving your language skills can take sometime. So be patient!

 

Migrating to a new country can be scary but it is one bold move you make. You will experience many ups and down while you are here. So be confident and exbrace all the changes this migration to Canada has in store for you.

 

For any more details about migrating to Canada, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts guide you through your journey to Canada.

 

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Australian Lifestyle – All about life in Australia

 

 

Australian Lifestyle – All about life in Australia

 

Planning to move to Australia? Migrating to a new country is a bold move. You leave behind everything to settle in a new place and start everything from scratch. Australia is known for its open minded and out going nature of its people. Here is a brief description about what Australia has in store for you.

 

FRIENDLY PEOPLE

Australians are warm and friendly. They are good at breaking the ice and will make you feel welcome. In a new country, it helps to have neighbours and colleagues to talk towhile you are trying to fit in.

 

FOLLOWING THE TREND

You will find most of the Australians living by the coastal area and hence is popular among migrants as well. Why is this relevant? Because people in Australia like to follow the trend. For instance, in 2003, there was a sudden boom in the housing and infrastructure sector which led to huge investments made by Australians in that sector. That is one reason why houses in Australia are a little more expensive when compared to the UK or Canada. This also helped build the tendency to plan for long run among Australians.

 

SHOPAHOLICS

Being in Australia, you will learn that Australians are compulsive buyers. And probably have the biggest credit card bills to pay. So when they are not on the beach, they are definitely in the maill! Those the big malls are situated in the main cities, there are small shopping centres to cater the needs of the locals.

 

MAKING A FASHION STATEMENT

Australians are laid back and so is their sense of style. Unless it is an important business meeting orpresentation, jackets and ties ususallly don’t come out of the wardrobe. Casual dressing is higly visible in corporates in Australia while it is shorts and tees on the beaches. Melbourne is the top fashion destination in Australia.

 

BREAKING RECORDS

Apart from all this, Australians are also known from their competitve nature. They will compete for everything – be it at work place or sports or even surfing! Aussie companies play a bg role in upliftment and development of this culture since they sponsor sport events like Billabong, Rip Curl. This has lead to the Australian culture become famous world wide.

 

GOING TO THE BEACH

Spending the weekends on the beach is a popular exercise and Australians follow this religiously. It is also called the Australian Beach culture which is quite similar to that in the Mediterranean and California.

 

SOMETHING FISHY

When in Australia, you will discover how sensitive Australians are towards fishing. The beautiful flaura and fauna and good climate add up to the obsession of fishing. And as surprising it may seem, you have to get a fishing license to eligible to fish here. There are also certain rules and regulations to be followed while you go fishing so don’t forget to collect the small booklet that you’ll get in the tackle shops and government run institutions.

 

PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT

Australians strongly believe in preservation of their environment and take all measures to do so. The rules and regulations regarding cleanlines are very strict in both cities as well as natural landscapes. The streets and locations are very clean and Australians take pride in having a clean and beautiful land.

A lot of care is taken for nature preservation as well. There are beaches which have wooden planks to walk on, so that it doesn’t disturb the sand and the native plants growing beneath them.

 

Australian culture is diverse since it is one of the top countries to migrate to. The increasing number of migrants also add to enriching the culture.

 

Still have doubts about the lifestyle in Australia? Just fill in the FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will guide you through.

 

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Working in Australia – How to work and survive in Australia

Working in Australia – How to work and survive in Australia

 

It is advisable for international students in Australia to go through the rules and regulations provided by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of working in Australia. As a student, there are a limited number of hours you can work. To be eligible to work while you are studying, you should obtain a TFN (Tax File Number). Once you obtain the TFN, you can apply for jobs as per your visa type.

 

What should be your strategy?

As a student, if you want to work in Australia, it is necessary that you prepare yourself beforehand. This is mandatory if you want to be eligible for Permanent Residency in Australia and working in your area of expertise.

 

For international students to get employment in Australia should have

 

  • Advanced Communication Skills – English
  • Experience in their area of expertise
  • Employability Skills of the Candidate
  • Understanding of culture and workplace code of conduct in Australia

 

Carve your path to employment

Here are examples of how an ideal approach is expected while you gain work experience and employability skills in order to land a good job in Australia.

  1. On Arrival
  • On arrival, get your TFN and the Permission to Work

 

  1. Your 1st year
  • Look for opportunities that are available for you while post your graduation
  • Learn and explore Australian culture and community
  • Work on your communication skills – English
  • Learn and adapt to the Australian work culture
  • Learn and develop skills that will add to your resume

 

  1. Your 2nd or mid years
  • Continue improving your communication skills as per Australian standards
  • Upgrade your skills
  • Expand your network of contacts and study about your industry or are of expertise
  • Learn to write good resumes and other job applications

 

  1. Your Final Year
  • Extend your networks and meet new people from the industry
  • Find out the options that are available for you

 

  1. After you Graduate
  • Graduation is the beginning. Keep working and improving yourself

 

Your Performance at work

Once you are employed in an Australian firm, it is absolutely important that you learn, develop and maintain your professionalism. It is important to do regardless of your job position and timing. Here are a few habits you should be aware of and develop while in Australia.

 

  • Punctuality – Everyone appreciates you if you appreciate their time
  • Inform your superior and co-worker incase you will be absent
  • Be Presentable – After all, your first impression matters
  • Be focused and dedicated – Hard work always gets noticed and appreciated
  • Treat the workplace and co-workers with respect – You have to give some, to get some

 

Communicating efficiently and clearly will help you function well in your work as well as social life. Australians believe in direct and open communication, which is quite different from many cultures. And do not fear to disagree, provided you have a logical reasoning behind your actions. It is not taken as an offence and you will be appreciated if your feedback is constructive and healthy for others.

 

Australian Work Culture and Hierarchy

In the beginning, adjusting to the Australian work culture can be difficult since their work style can be very different than that of yours. But this won’t be an issue once you get familiar with all the customs and cultural practices. Australians believe in evolving constantly and hence are very competitive.

 

Australians follow a flat hierarchy system in their workplace. This exists mainly for smooth decision making and functioning. Workers and employees can talk to their superiors and hence are not as passive as found in other places. Promotions too are based on merit and performances rather than recommendations.

 

Australia is known for its diverse culture and hence forms a perfect platform for overall development of a person. Hence, Australia is one of the best places to abroad studies and work.

 

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Best Neighbourhoods to live in Ottawa

Best Neighbourhoods to live in Ottawa

 

We understand that shifting to a completely new country cannot be easy. And finding a good neighboudhood for your family will definitely be on top of your prioroity list. Incase you haven’t done your study yet, here is a list of the best neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

 

  • BEACON HILL NORTH

With a population of about 10,000, Beacon Hill North is the first preference to bring up your family in Ottawa. The lifestyle in Beacon Hill North is better than the average level in Ottawa and is a healthy neighbourhood for your family.

Beacon Hill North is also the home for the best public high school which has also been rated as the best secondary school by the Fraser Institute, for both academics and achievements.

You will also find the National Research Council and its scientific research campus spreadout in beacon Hill area. On the downside, there aren’t many shops or restaurants here.

Expected range of houses: US $175,000 – US$ 400,000

 

  • NEPEAN

Nepean is the largest area in Ottawa with a healthy combination of urban, semi urban and green belt.

Nepean has two schools which are highly rated in Ottawa.

Sir Robert Borden High School – 12 km from downtown

Merivale High School – 9km from downtown

Apart from this, Nepean is also home to Algonquin College, Ben Franklin Park and Centrepointe Park. A perfect place for your kids to grow in.

Expected range of houses: US $250,000 – US$ 350,000

 

  • WESTBORO

Westboro is very close to downtown and highly ppular among younsters and professionals. Westboro is a urban area where you will find a ‘coffee shop’ city feel compared to other suberban areas.

Nepean High School is 6km south west of downtiwn and has been awarded a highly appreciated ratings by the Fraser Institute.

For weekends, you can head towards the beach and the Dovercourt Recreation Centre which has amazing facilities for a perfect family getaway.

Expected range of houses: US $400,000 – US$ 550,000

 

  • CENTRETOWN – BYWARD MARKET – SANDY HILL – NEW EDINBURGH

If living in the heart of the city is what you are looking for, you in are right place. For higher studies, Lisgar Collegiate Institute is one of the best bets in Ottawa. It has also been rewarded with high ratings by the Fraser Institute.

Also, University of Ottawa is situated close by, in Sandy Hill. Hence, it is not a surprise that even in this low populated area, you will find well educated and well settled neighbourhood.

Byward Market is the bussiest and by far the city’s biggest tourist attraction. There are varieties of reataurants, cafes, bars, clubs and great markets – a one stop for all your requirements. It is apt for young couples and singles who are migrating here for work or further studies.

Expected range of houses in Byward Market: US $400,000

Expected range of houses in Sandy Hill and Centretown: US $350,000

Expected range of houses in New Edinburgh: US $ 550,000 – US$ 700,000

 

  • GLEBE – DOWS LAKE

Situated south to Centretown, The Gelebe is close to downtown. It is close to downtown, and hence the crime rate compared to Centretown. The Glebe is economocially well off and you will come scross the wealthy people around here.

The people here are well educated, financially well off with huge expensive houses but emphasise on unity and have a sense of community. Since, the Glebe is not very crowded, your drive to downtown wont take you more than 10 mins even in rush hours.

Expected range of houses: US $450,000 – US$ 750,000

 

Haven’t these points helped you decide which neighbourhood to choose? Now, let us begin with the documentation and visa procedure. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let us make your migration to Canada hassle-free!

 

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