Monthly Archives: June 2015

QUEBEC ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRATION PROGRAMME

 

Are you an entrepreneur planning to migrate overseas? Then Quebec is the place for you. It is the largest province in Canada in the central location of the country. Quebec is also the province with the largest French speaking population and hence also has French as its official language.

 

Quebec is very popular among migrants and often recommend it to other aspiring migrants as well. Over the years, Quebec has come across as a province with a strong economy. This economy has been largely dependent on its natural resources that the land has to offer. In the last few decades, with the growth and development in various sectors like information technology, telecommunications, aerospace and pharmaceuticals, Quebec is perceived as a goldmine for investors and new businesses.

 

Now that Quebec has caught your interest for all the reasons mentioned above, let us introduce you to the Entrepreneur Immigration Programme for Quebec.

 

QUEBEC ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRATION PROGRAMME

 

An entrepreneur in Quebec is defined an experienced business owner or manager in a legal, profitable enterprise from overseas. These entrepreneurs must have atleast two or more years of experience in commercial, industrial, agricultural or technology industry. It is also expected that as an entrepreneur, you are capable of employing atleast one Quebec resident along with other foreign residents and dependents.

 

There are a few requirements that are to be met while applying fot the Quebec Entrepreneur Immigration Programme.

 

  • Minimum requirements of assets worth Canadian Dollars 300,000
  • Minimum experience as an entrepreneur of two years (in the last five years) or have an overall control of atleast 25% of the total capital equity in the last five years

 

To explain the Quebec Entrepreneur Immigration Programme, here are two situations under which you are eligible for this visa programme.

RUN A BUSINESS PROJECT

As an applicant, you have to submit a business proposal and state your objective of either creating a business or acquiring one in the province. You must also state how you will be managing the business or whom will you be partnering with someone on a daily basis. Also, you must have a minimum authority of atleast 25% of the total equity share of atleast Canadian Dollars 100,000 with your accompanying partner or spouse.

ACQUISITION OF A VENTURE OR BUSINESS

In order to apply for this visa programme, you must acquire a business or a venture in Quebec with a minimum control of 25% of the equity capital of the net value of Canadian Dollars 100,000 alone or with your accompanying partner. You must also how you will be managing the business and if you will be doing it alone or employing Quebec residentials.

 

As an applicant, you will have to provide proof for to apply for this visa.

 

  • Age Proof
  • Language proficiency skills
  • Business Proposal
  • Nature of your business or business acquisition
  • Professional skills required to run and manage a business
  • Knowledge about Quebec both financially and socially

 

It is also notified that every year, Quebec will receive a total of 150 applications for Quebec Selection Certificate under this visa category. For this year, the application dates are from 1st April 2015 and valid upto 31st March 2016.

 

If you are entrepreneur aspiring to go to Quebec, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our team of visa officials will get in touch with you.

 

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INVESTORS PROGRAMME TO CANADA

 

Apart from being called the maple leaf country, Canada can also be called the nation of migrants. And that is for all the right reasons. And with the economic boom, the CIC is looking for skilled professionals who would not contribute to the economy of the country but also create employment opportunities for Canadians.

INVESTORS PROGRAMME TO CANADA

For those who want to find a quciker way to Canada is through this programme. The Investors Programme to Canada has been in demnds since it was introduced by the CIC.

Canada has always been looking for professional who would contribute to the economy of the country. The Investors Programme was introduced with this intention to encourage entrepreneurs to come and invest in Canada. And by far, thos programme is th most appreciated and best option for entrepreneurs and investors who are aspiring to do business in the maple leaf country. Once you are qualified, you can do business in any part of Canada except Quebec for any period of time.

The Investors Programme to Canada is an easy route to Canada. If you are interested to go to Canada under this migration programme, there are a few criterias that you should meet. One of the most important criteria is that you make an investment of CAD $800,000 for a fixed period of five years. In provinces like Ottawa, you will be reimbursed this investment amount at the end of the five year tenure.

BENEFITS OF INVESTORS PROGRAMME

Every migration programme comes with its set of benefits. Here are the benefits of applying for a PR Visa under the Investors Programme to Canada.

  • This visa allows you to stay in Canada as a Permanent resident as soon as the investment is done
  • You are eligible to acquire Caandian Citiszenship
  • You can move, live and work anywhere in Canada (except Quebec)
  • You can start up your own business venture or acquire one in Canada (except Quebec)
  • You can avail financial help from the banks and financial institutions in Canada to expand your business
  • You can bring in your family members as dependents
  • You can avail the healthcare facilities that Canada has to offer to its people

REQUIREMENTS OF INVESTORS PROGRAMME

To be eligible for the Investors Programme, you have to meet the following requirements.

  • A clear intention to live and work in Canada
  • Legal income of atleast CAD $ 1,600,000 alone or with accompanying partner
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a business as an ownder or manager
  • Intention to invest of CAD $800,000 for a fixed period of five years with no expectation of interest
  • Pass the medical examinations and requirements set by the authorities

In case there is difficulties with investing CAD $800,000, there is another way out. You can pay a one time fee to the financial institutions which is authorized by the government. This fee that is paid under such condition is not refundable.

Canada has been among one of the top few countries economically and is a perfect country to invest in. Any business done in Canada is bound to succeed and flourish within the first few years of its start.

If this is the visa programme for you, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let us assist you carve your path to Canada as an investor.

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BANKING SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA

While migrating to Australia, it is very important to get your own bank account before or while you are in Australia. Having a bank account makes it easier for you to make financial transactions like making deposits, paying your bills online, making accounts transfer, etc. And with the latest online and mobile banking facilities, your banking options are countless.

To make it easier for you, here are few things you should know about the banking system in Australia.

BANKING SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA

Before making a bank account, these pointers will be helpful to decide while banking facilities would suit your requirements.

When it comes to choosing your bank account type, there are quite a few options to look through. To make it easier for you, we brought together the basic and most essential types of bank accounts in Australia.

TRANSACTION ACCOUNT

Transaction Accounts are used on a daily basis to make deposits, pay bills and to manage daily or regular expenditures. This account is also known as Current Account or Checking Account in other countries. These accounts are beneficial for those who will be making a lot of funds transfer on a daily basis. Hence, there are no interests available on these accounts.

While choosing a bank for a transaction account, you should consider the following:

  • Fees and charges

  • Minimum funds/balance requirement

  • Facilities that the bank has to offer – online, mobile, ATMs, etc

  • Card facilities to make funds transfers, etc

SAVINGS ACCOUNT

Saving Accounts are mainly used as a way to earn interest for holding funds in your account. These accounts help you save your money and also increase it. These accounts are not used on a daily basis and hence have more restrictions when it comes to accessing and withdrawal of funds.

Usually, people operate their saving accounts along with their transaction account and make transfers between the two as and when required. This can be done through both online as well as mobile banking.

While choosing a bank for this account, you must compare the following:

  • Difference in interest rates that the bank has to offer

  • Introductory offers, if any

  • Fees and charges for maintenance and services

  • Facilities provided by the bank

  • Ability to link this account with other accounts and banks for easier transactions

TERM DEPOSITS

Term Deposit Accounts are mainly used for the particular amount of money that you wish to invest and earn interest rate from it. To be a term deposit account holder, you must have a particular amount of money which you wish to deposit for a fixed term or duration  at a fixed interest rate. These accounts are popular with people who can keep aside this money without feeling the need to access it before the completion of the term. Since these accounts are held for a fixed period of time, the interest rate is higher as compared to savings account.

While selecting a term deposit account, you must decide upon the time duration for which you want the deposit to be held with the bank. When you term matures, i.e. at the end of the term, you will receive your principal amount along with the interest paid on that amount.

Please note that some of these term deposits allow you to earn interest at a monthly or an annual basis. This interest can be deposited either in the same account or a completely different account (for example, savings or a transaction account). In some banks, you can also negotiate the interest rate of the term duration or amount is big.

Once you know which of these accounts suit your needs, you can apply for a bank account in Australia online or talk to one of their branch representatives over the phone. Once you know where you want to get a bank account, you have to get your documents like identification proof, etc in place.

To know more about banking system in Australia or about migrating to Australia, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT forms and our experts at Migrate Me will get in touch with you.

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HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD – CANADA

 

From among 158 countries across the globe, Canada stands fifth and holds the title of one of the happiest country in the world. Canada holds its place at fifth position only after Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark and Norway. On comparison to the previous comparisons of happy countries over the years, Canada’s position has always been rising up.

The World Happiness report carries a lot of significance due to its analysis carried out by well known specialists from various fields like economics, neuroscience, statistics, etc. This analysis also forms the base to determine how well a country is performing over the years.

 

HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD – CANADA

 

And now for the most important question, what makes Canada a happy country. Is it just the economy or the healthy life style? Here are few reasons what makes Canada a happy place for its citizens.

HEALTHY LIFE

The physical activities here play a major role in contributing to a happy and healthy lifestyle. It is noticed that Canadians lead a healthy life with low levels of obesity, heart ailments and stress. These make Canada a healthy place to be in.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Canadians are generally very happy and stress free. They have the tendency to see the positive in every situation which makes it a better place to be in. Having a positive attitude not only makes its people happy but also reduces the stress, which is usually the main reason for various ailments.

SCENIC BEAUTY

Canada is a country with most amazing scenaries. With over 3 million lakes, and most of them being fresh water bodies, it doesn’t come as a surprise that “heading up to the lakes” is a common phrase here. From snow clad mountains to greenaries, Canada is literally a land of all kinds of geaographical beauties packed in one!

ENVIRONMENT

As per the study of the WHO, Canada is said to be one such country with cleanest air on earth. This is one reason why Canada stands as a preferred destination for migrants from all over the globe.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

With the recent advancements in technology and development, Canada has now become a modern nation with the best amenities it has to offer to its parents. From the best educational institutions to the boom in various sectors to a healthy population, Canada has been doing well from all perspectives. It is infact, these things which makes every Canadian self reliant and confident which also shows in their academics and professional lives.

And it has been for these very reasons why the rate of migration to Canada has risen over the past few decades. Canada is a beautiful country to work and live in and hence is one of the most sort after country in the world. If you are looking for an opportunity to experience a life in Canada, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our team at MIGRATE ME will assess your profile and assist you with the migration process immediately.

 

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LIFESTYLE IN AUSTRALIA

Australia is among one of the member countries of the OCED (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), which promotes countries to improve the economic and social well being of the people. This organisation also has a Better Life Index which is used to compare the quality of life that people lead in these member countries. This index looks at various aspects which determine the well being of the people of the country and ranks them accordingly.

 

LIFESTYLE IN AUSTRALIA

 

And it doesn’t come as a surprise that Australia is among the countries with the highest rank in Better Life Index comparison chart. And these rankings are based on various criterion mentioned below.

 

INCOME

The OCED has set a standard income which forms as an average income per capita of population. It also forms the base for comparison of income of other countries. And by far, Australia has an average income which is higher than the average set by the OCED.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

More than 70% of the Australian population has a job that pays well. Most of the employed population are between the age of 15 to 64 which is in itself a very big range to compare.

 

WORKING HOURS

An average man in Australia works for 1728 hours a year, which is slightly lower than the OCED average of 1765 hours. This is clearly evident by the equal balance that Australians maintain between their work and social life.

 

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Every employee in Australia has the right to certain rights and benefits that comes along with their employment. Some of these include right to a proper remuneration, proper work environment, holidays and leaves, etc. Also, they believe in equality and communication at work place, which makes it a even better environment for migrants to work and settle in.

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Apart from the work life, Australians are known to be very happy go lucky. And we think we know why. The average life expectancy in Australia is that of 82 years, which is again, higher than the average set by the OCED. Now that is definitely a reason to be happy and celebrate.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Almost 93% of Australians agree that they are happy with their natural environment and work towards preserving it. It is also seen that level of air and water pollution is lower than the average OCED level

 

UNITY

Australians are known for their friendly behaviour and open mind set. Hence, most of them agree that they can rely on each other when they are in need.

 

LIFE SATISFACTION

Aren’t these reasons enough to make you happy? If not, here is another reason why you should migrate to Australia immediately. Australians are extremely happy and satisfied with their life which is due to all the factors mentioned above. Almost 83% of the Australian population are satisfied with their lifestyle which is 7% higher than the OCED average.

 

With such high standard of living and the huge career opportunities that Australia has to offer, this country continent has seen a huge increase in the number of migrants coming in. If you still haven’t applied, just fill our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let us help you with your migration process.

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LIVING IN CANADA

2015 was a great beginning for those who wanted to move to Canada to work and stay. Since the CIC introduced the New Canada Express Entry System, the response from aspiring migrants has been huge. This system has been introduced to manage the permanent residency programmes more efficiently. The programmes introduced under the Express Entry System are

  • Federal Skilled Worker Programme
  • Federal Skilled Trades Programme
  • Canadian Experience Class

 

LIVING IN CANADA

 

Aspiring migrants applying for a permanent residency visa will be ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System and will be invited for PR visa in Canada accordingly. These ranks are based on scores that the applicants will receive on various criterion mentioned in the Express ENtry System. The qualifying criterion include

  • Education qualification
  • Age
  • Professional Skills
  • Work experience
  • Language proficiency Skills
  • Work sponsorship from a Canadian employer, etc

To apply through this system, an applicant has to make a complete profile online and will be awarded points as per the details provided by them. Once this is done, they will be informed by the CIC which programme are they eligible under and how many points they have scored. This makes it convenient for the applicants to know where they stand and gives them a chance to improve their score by providing additional information and increasing their rankings in the CRS system.
Once these are done, they have to wait and hope to receive an invitation from the authorities. This is called the Invitation to Apply (ITA). On receiving the ITA, the applicants will be in the pool of applicants for 12 months and be open for employers to choose from. The applicant has 60 days after receiving the ITA to submit their applications and documents with the authorities.
Canada has been facing a shortage of skilled workers since the economic boom that the country has been going through for the past few years. This has led to Canadian employers going beyond the country’s borders in search of skilled professionals. With this new system in place, applicants have chance to get selected by a Canadian employer if they have an impressive profile and fulfill their requirements.

 

Among the many benefits of Express Entry, the one that attracts maximum applicants is that the permanent residency applications are processed within a period of six months. This is quicker than the previous system and saves a lot of time of the applicants. Those applicants who have received sponsorship from a Canadian employer or those who get nominated under the provincial programmes, will get their visas processed faster.

 

Hence, if you are such an applicant, it is always better to get a job sponsorship before or while applying for permanent residency in Canada. This not only assures you  of getting a visa but also speeds up the whole process.
Here at Migrate Me, we not only assist you with the migration process but also with related services like relocation and job search on your behalf. If you haven’t already applied for Canada Express Entry, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa experts will get in touch with you.

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AUSTRALIAN SKILLED NOMINATED VISA

Australia is one of the most beautiful countries to work and live in. with its sublime climate along with its breath taking scenaries and landscapes, there is simply no reason why you wouldn’t want to move to Australia. These have been the major attraction for migrants from all over the world. But apart form being a tourist attraction, there is a lot more that Australia has to offer to you.

 

Australia has a country which is now viewed as the land of opportunities for skilled migrants from all over the world. Some move here to gain experience at an international level while others come to Australia with the dreamof working and living here. If you are one such migrants, here’s your chance to fulfill your Australian dream.

 AUSTRALIAN SKILLED NOMINATED VISA

 

There are many ways to migrate to Australia. One such way is through the Australian Skilled Nominated Visa. This visa allows you to live and work in Australia like a permanent resident. To be eligible for this visa, you have to get nominated by a particular state or territory government agency in Australia. For this, you too have to obtain a minimum score to be an eligible applicant.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible under this visa category, you have to meet the following requirements:

 

AGE: You should be between the age of 24-50 years to be eligible

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SKILLS: You have to score atleast 7 bands or more in the English proficiency tests like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

 

NOMINATION: You have to be nominated by a particular territory or state government agency

 

OCCUPATION: You must nominate a particular occupation under SOL or CSOL while applying for a skilled nominated visa

 

SKILLS ASSESSMENTS: You have to get your skills assessed by the authorities of your nominated occupation

 

DOCUMENTATIONS: You must provide documents for verification. These documents include:

  • Education certificates
  • Employment proof
  • Residential Proof
  • Bank Statements
  • Identity Proof
  • Valid visa and other travel documents, etc

MINIMUM SCORE: To be an eligible applicant, you have to score a minimum 60 points

 

BENEFITS

When you become a Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) holder, you are eligible for a set of benefits. They are:

 

RESIDENCY: You are allowed to reside in Australia for as long as you want

 

EDUCATION: Study and take up educational courses in Australia

 

EMPLOYMENT: Work in your nominated state or territory

 

TRAVEL & TOURISM: Travel in Australia for 5 years from the date of issue of your visa

 

HEALTH FACILITIES: Enroll into the Health Care system of Australia

 

SPONSOR RELATIVES: Sponsor your relatives who are applying for permanent residency in Australia

 

If you still haven’t applied for your Skilled Nominated Visa, here is your opportunity. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa officials will get in touch with you.

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CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY ASSESSMENT

 

If there is any country which is most asked for among migrants, it has to be Canada. Canada has grown to a global level where it is viewed as financially and economically developed country.

With the growing economy, the country is expanding its search for skilled migrants to fulfill the requirements of various industries and management levels. To satisfy its labour requirement, Canada is welcoming skilled migrants from all over the globe to explore the career opportunities here.

 

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY ASSESSMENT

 

Every year, Canada sees more than 19% immigration happeneing. But since the introduction of the Canada Express Entry System, this percentage has risen with more people migrating to Canada. This system was introduced to work along the lines of the immigration system in Australia and New Zealand. This system has enabled migrants to apply and migrate to Canada which will be totally based on their skills and employment details.

Before applying under the immigration schemes available in Canada Express Entry System, you must know and understand the various parameters that are to be considered. Here are the skilled immgration schemes available under Express Entry System.

FEDERAL SKILLED WORKERS PROGRAMME (FSWP)

The applicants applying under this visa scheme have to eligible under various parameters considered while selecting candidates for FSWP. If you are applying under this criteria, you will have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • 1560 hours of work experience in the past one year, or
  • 30 hours of work experience per week

The Express Entry is very particular when it comes to employment and the number of working hours. The information you provide about your work experience and the duration. Any forgery in such cases will lead to delay or no visa at all.

FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAMME (FSTP)

If you are applying under the FSTP criteria, you must make sure that you are through with your language skills for both, English and French. It is important to have your language skills assessed for all the criterion of writing, speaking and as well as reading. Being fuent in these languages will help ease your migration process and help you get your canadian visa.

Apart from your language skills, you must also have a work experience of in your preferred industry in which you make use of your professional skills. Canada has a separate section called the National Occupational Classification (NOC) which governs and evaluates your professional skills and provide certification on that.

CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS

If you are planning to go to Canada under the CEC category, then there is a lot of scope for you outside Quebec. For this, you will have to fill a petition to get into any province, except Quebec. Apart from your CEC experience, you must also meet the language skills requirements set by the Express Entry.

 

If you are unsure which category do you belong to, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will help you through your migration to Canada.

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