Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sponsorship for Canada Work Visa


Sponsorship for Canada Work visa


Looking for work in Canada? The employer-sponsored visa is a temporary foreign worker programme that provides an easier route than independent immigration to Canada. While the latter can take anywhere from six months to a year, the former can be issued within three to six weeks.


Often employers use this visa to bring in senior executives or to fill job positions that require highly skilled qualifications that are not easily available in the Canadian labour market. Some of the employer-sponsored job positions that are easily available are senior managers, exchange professors and post-doctoral fellows.


For this visa, all you need to do is secure a job with a Canadian employer, who will handle the application process with CIC. Employers are required to prove that your skills are unavailable within the country and this could be in the form of no response following advertisements for job seekers with particular skill sets. Employers have to obtain a labour market opinion.


(LMO) to hire a temporary foreign worker. To find out if you need a LMO

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It is imperative that your skill sets, qualifications, experience match those required by the job position; knowledge of English language; and relevant licence required for the role. Most foreign workers can work in Canada for a maximum period of four years, provided your employer sponsors you that long.


Though many employers advertise on recruitment sites, a good source to begin the job hunt is the Canadian government’s official site: Apart from this, try and tap into your friend network and work associates. You could even try getting in touch with employers directly to find out if they have any job openings that require your skills.


For help finding suitable job openings in Canada, let our experts help. Migrate Me provides services that span the entire migration process.


Jobs in demand in Australia


Jobs in demand in Australia.


Australia welcomes skilled professionals and trades people who have experience in their line of work.  In fact, the country’s immigration programme has a special resource – SkillSelect – for people looking to move to and work in Australia.


Before you decide to apply for your visa, it would be wise to do your research and find out if:


1. Your profession or skills are in demand

2. You can find a job/employer willing to sponsor you


So how do you go about finding out what jobs are in demand Australia?

A good (and reliable) way to start is by looking up the official Australian immigration website (


While the jobs range from highly technical to experience-based, here’s a broad list of jobs that are in demand:


• Managers and administrators


• Professionals in:


• Health professionals

o life sciences

o natural and physical sciences

o architecture

o engineering

o doctors

o nurses

o pharmacists


• Education professionals


• Trades Persons

o metal workers and mechanical

o automotive

o electrical and electronic

o building and plumbing

o gardeners


• Food preparation professionals


The professions listed above are just some of the options available.


Once this step’s complete, the next is to find a sponsor. You can either find a sponsor yourself, or you can use SkillSelect.



By lodging an expression of interest in SkillSelect, you allow Australian employers to see your qualifications and employment history.



If your qualifications and experience are found to meet an employer’s requirements, they can then contact you if they are interested in offering you a position.


Alternatively, you could opt for a regional visa, where a near relative living in the designated area may sponsor you.


Migrate Me provides visa services and job search assistance for those looking to migrate to Australia.


Simply take our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT and we’ll get back to you.

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Working Holiday Visa to Canada

Working Holiday Visa to Canada:

A working holiday visa is a great way for UK citizens to travel through and experience Canada. The visa allows travelers to travel and take up temporary work in Canada to supplement their travel funds.


Offered under the International Experience Canada (IEC Canada) programme, the visa allows visa-holders to get a temporary job for a period of up to 12 months.


For UK citizens, the 24-month validity period runs continuously from the date from which entry clearance validity begins. IEC processes applications on a first-cum, first-serve basis and has several criteria that applicants need to meet.


UK citizens between 18 and 30 years and with the equivalent of C$2,500 (to support them for the first three months of they stay) are eligible.


Other eligibility factors can be found here:


The evaluation process is divided into two steps:


Phase 1: Submitting your application to IEC Kompass


You need to create an account and enter your details into the system. Your submission will be evaluated to see that:

1. All the information provided is legit and up to date

2. All required documents have been submitted


After this the process takes up to 8 weeks. On passing the first phase, you get an email notification that your application is forwarded to Visa and Immigration Section


Phase 2: Submitting your application to MyCIC

Here you need to create a new account to apply for your work permit. The application received by Visa and Immigration Section is evaluated as per Canadian immigration laws and regulations.


A separate work permit file is created under your name and a work permit assessment is conducted.


Once your application is found to meet requirements, you get your visa and off to Canada you go!


Our experts at Migrate Me can help you get your paperwork in order and guide you through the Working Holiday Visa application process.


How to find jobs in Australia from the UK

How to find jobs in Australia from the UK?


Australia is famous for not just its sunny shores and friendly folk but its comfortable work culture as well.

For most, the first step to migrating to the country is finding a job. Every year, thousands of Brits migrate to Australia in search of better opportunities and better lifestyle. So if you’re considering a move, here are some pointers for your job search:


1. Focus on yourself: your keywords should be your own skills

When you’re looking for opportunities online, make sure your search is specific to your skills and career choice.

So first things first, list your areas of expertise, and skills/qualifications/work experience that you might have acquired over the years. These will help you  narrow down your search and save time.


2. Search for cities, not simply ‘Australia’: Focus increases accuracy

Instead of random searches for ‘Jobs in Australia’, do some background research, make a strategy, analyse job skills, and search for things like ‘shipwright jobs in Sydney Harbor’ for better results.


3. Put your network to work: Contact your friends and relatives

Touch base with friends, family relations or work contacts that you know of in Australia. While this might not work for everyone, there’s always people willing to lend a hand specially if you have the chops for the job.


4. Use free assessment forms online: Assessment forms help focus energies

Australia has a skill points system for immigration to assess how a person will perform in the Aussie workforce.

This requires an understanding of your skills, which could be helpful in getting the optimum score the very first time.


That is where Migrate Me comes in! Our free online assessment can help you better understand how you are placed when looking to migrate Down Under.