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Australia is known for being a financially accomplished country. And with the boom in the economy, Australian government is welcoming skilled migrants from all over the globe for to work and live in Australia. Apart from skilled migrants, students from overseas come to Australia in search of top class education and facilities. We have received many enquires about the options regarding how you can earn while you learn in Australia. So we thought to take up this matter in this blog.

Read more to know about your options while you are in Australia.


What stands as a concern among students is financial stability while studying in Australia. Australian Student Visa allows student candidates to work for 20 hours a week while their study program is on. While on break, student candidates can work for unlimited hours.


To be eligible to work while on a student visa, you must be entitled to be working legally in Australia. This permission has to be gained from the Australian Immigration which makes it easier for a student to work in Australia.


There are many industries to choose from for student candidates. From tourism, hospitality, agriculture, marketing, sales, administration, human resource, academics tutoring and guidance, etc. This will provide you with great experience and will make your resume make it look good.


This enables the students to not only earn while they are living in Australia, but also adds to the exposure students receive while they work. This eventually adds up to their experience when they are looking for employment in future.


Both private institutions as well as local NGOs are in need for scouts and stewarding services. For these services, they approach students from overseas and are based on daily basis. Ths is a great way of earning money. Apart from money, this also enriches the candidates to feel and embrace the Australia’s diverse culture.


Australian Immigration has rules to guide students working in Australia. These students have to follow the rules and protocols set by the immigration department so do the employers. Every employee should be treated with respect and dignity. The minimum wage is set by the employer which the student candidate has to agree while applying for employment.


Apart from this, the Australian Immigration assists and guides students from overseas to not only settle well in Australia but also find part time job in Australia.


Migrate Me specialises in all visa types and services relating your visa preference. To know more about student visas in Australia, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will get n touch with you.




There are instances when applicants face situations in which their visa gets refused. If you have been among the few, do not fear. We at Migrate Me will help you get your chance to get your visa application approved.


So what do you at such times?




On refusal of visa, the applicant can apply for appeal, depending on the type and region of application of the visa. Any applicant under the refugee or humaitaria visa has to appeal in front of the Refugee Review Tribunal which would later be viewed by the Migration Review Tribunal.

When an applicant receives a refusal letter, you will also receive the reasons on which the refusal of your visa has been based. This should give you a fair idea as to why you have been refused a visa. In case the reason of resufal is due to insufficiency of information and documents, you are advised to submit all the documents within the given timeline.

While on appeal, if you win the appeal, the Tribunal will refund your application fees. However, if you lose the appeal, you will not receive the refund.

In case of doubt, you can file a case again for the Tribunal to reconsider your case again. While applying for reconsideration, you have to provide information and evidence that has been mentioned in the refusal letter. This will prevent future refusal of your visa application.

There are times when the laws are wrongly interpreted by the officers or maybe make errors. Since the Immigration department believes that every applicant deserves a fair chance to appeal for reconsideration of your visa.

We at Migrate Me have had cases where we believed that the visa had been refused due to incorrect decision on behalf of the officers in the immigration department. We have also encountered cases where the odds were against the case, but a second appeal got the case cleared.

So if you have been refused visa, you still hold a chance to get your case reviewed. For professional help in case of visa refusal, you can get in touch with Migrate Me. Our MARA registered Visa and Immigration Consultants will study your case and suggest the best way to get your case reviewed and help you gain your visa to your dream destination.

To get your visa refusal case reviewed, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts at Migrate Me will get in touch with you.




Planning to move to Canada? Have you applied for a Canada Work Permit yet? Migrate Me is here to guide you through your Canada Work Permit process. Canada ranks among the top country in the most immigrated country in the world. It is one destination that provides amazing employment oportunities as well as good lifestyle to migrants. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced various migration programs as per the requirements of the immigration industry.


Excited about working in Canada already? Read ahead to know more.


For a complete visa solution, come to Migrate Me and our MARA registered consultants will assist and guide you according t o your visa requirements.


The CIC has introduced the Canada Work Permit Programs to grant migrants permission to work in Canada temporarily. This visa program is a temporary visa which allows skilled individuals from all over the globe to apply for job opportunities in Canada.


Our visa and immigration consultants at Migrate Me can provide you with more details regarding the Work permit and its process. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and get assessed by our team of visa consultants..


For individuals who wish to work and live in Canada, the CIC introduced the Canada Work Visa Programs. This enables the candidate to take up employment in Canada till the employment agreement is valid. In a country where job opportunities are on a rise, you can easily get a Canada Work Visa if you have the skills and experience that the CIC is looking for.


To ensure smooth and fast functioning of the visa process, the CIC has introduced a unique electronic process called the Canada Express Entry. This process was introduced in January 2015 and has been the most efficient way of visa process till date.


To get yourself enrolled for any work visa in Canada, you have to provide certain information and docuemnts to support the information you provide while application. These requirements are as follows:

  • Valid Passport, other travel documents
  • Job Offer from a Canadian Employer
  • Canadian Employer providing employment should hold a LMO (Labour Market Opinion)
  • Character Certificate and Health Tests


Once you have met the requirements for a work permit in Canada, you have to apply for Canada work visa as per the migration rules and regulations set by the CIC. On completion of this process, you are eligible to work in Canada as a Canada Work Permit holder.


Every visa program has its own features and benefits. As a work visa holder in Canada, you will be eligible for the benefits listed below:

  • Take up Courses to study
  • Travel across Canada
  • Sponsor your partner and family to come and stay with you in Canada


Migrate Me is your one stop solution for all your migration and visa requirements. Migrate Me caters to all kinds of visa requirements and specialises in Canada Express Entry. To know more, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our consultants will get in touch with you.

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Australia is known to be one of the most sought after destinations for many aspiring migrants scross the globe. Being isolated from the rest of the continents, Australia enjoys solitude as well as a financially growing economy which helped in creating an environment for development for both life and career.


In the past few decades, Australia proved to be grow rapidly and to become one among the superpower nations in the world. With the growing value of Australian collar currency followed by the rise of job opportunities in every sector, many skilled workers choose to migrate to Australia every year.


Now is the time for the big question.



Australia is also known for its one of a kind migration system. There are subclasses and programs introduced to satisfy the requirements of every individual applying for an Australian visa. This system allows people to visit, travel, study, work and live in Australia.


The Australian Immigration introduced the Point System to assess and evaluate the applications for Australian Visas. There are various factors and requirements that migrants need to consider while applying for a visa.


Here are a list of conditions to be considered by applicants.



While applying for any skilled migration program, you have to prove your English Language Skills. There are tests like IELTS, TOEFL, etc in which you have to score a minimum 6 out of 9 in all bands. The criteria in these tests are

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking



It is essential for any migrant to fulfil the education qualification required for the migration program. These qualifications will assessed by the Australian Immigration and the assessing authorities.



You must provide evidence of funds that prove you can sustain yourself and your dependents while in Australia. For this, you have to have atleast one of the following:

  • Finances to sustain one’s stay in Australia
  • Employment offer from an Australian employer or state/territory


Once these requirements have been met, you are eligible to apply for Australian visa programs. For those who wish to apply for Skilled Migration Program will have to take up the Skills Assessments and your work experience. This assessments will help you gain points that will add up in your final score.


You have to score a minimum 65 points to be eligible for any of the Skilled Migration visas.


For any visa and immigration related guidance, you can reach out to Migrate Me. Our team of highly qualified professionals and MARA registered Immigration Consultants can help and guide you through your migration process to Australia.


To know more, just fill in the FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our consultants assist you through your journey to Australia.




Canada revamped its migration system to the newly introduced Canada Express Entry in January 2015. This system was introduced to make the whole migration process less time consuming and hassle free. The Canada Express Entry is now used to evaluate to assess the profile of applicants for permanent residency in Canada.

Here is a step wise explanation about:



Canada Express Entry is the first step taken while migrating to Canada. The Canada Express Entry system assesses the applications for visas like:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Skilled Trade Program
  • Canada Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program (portion of it)


Applicants applying under the Canadian Express Entry system are evaluated based on certain parameters introduced in this system. These criteria are

  • Language proficiency Skills
  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Job Sponsor
  • Skill Assessments, etc.


Once applicants have been assessed and evaluated, they make their place into the Express Entry Pool. Applicants get an invitation to apply for permanent residency when they get accepted under Express Entry System.




For the smooth functioning of the Express Entry System, the CIC has introduced a electronic system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). In this system, the applicant is rewarded points for their eligibility. This eligibility is based various factors like job sponsorship or a nomination from a state or territory in Canada, professional skills, etc.


The maximum an applicant can score under the Comprehensive Ranking System is 1200 points. These points are rewarded on these factors:

  • Skills and experience factors
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors
  • Skills transferability
  • Additionally, points areawarded for a job offer supported by




Applicants are ranked according to their score in the Comprehensive Ranking System. This enable the employers to choose the best candidates to fulfil their requirement. This selection is done irrespective of their time of application.


Once a candidate receives an employment offer from an Canadian Employer or state/territory, they have a time period of 60 days to accept or decline the job offer. On acceptance of offer, the candidate must file an application for permanent residency in Canada under the migration programs mentioned above.



In case an applicant does not receive an employment offer from a Canadian employer or state/territory, the applicant should get themselves registered with the Job bank of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The Job bank has build a bridge between aspiring migrants and Canadian Employers. This enables Canadiam Employers to promote themselves as recruiters, job boards, etc.


Are you aspiring to migrate to Canada? Migrate Me is here to fulfil your dream. Just fill in FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and get a step closer to realising your dream.




It comes as no surpirse that Australia is one of the economical reservoirs in the world which has increased the employment rate rapidly. Skilled migrants from various countries dream of migratingto Australia. Australian Immigration has taken up this task of fulfiling the dreams of migrants from all over the world with its migration programs. The result of this act is the SkillSelect launched in 2012. Australian SkillSelect is categorized under General Skilled Migration Program which adds to the workforce to increase the revenue generation in various sectors. Here is all about Australia SkillSelect and Skilled worked Visa.




Australian SkillSelect was introduced by the Immigration Department to help manage the migration programs. This is an online service that ensures that these migration programs are solely based on ecoonomic requirements of the country. The SkillSelect throws light on the shortages of man power which allows aspiring skilled workers to migrate to Australia. The introduction of SkillSelect has benefited employers as well as those states and territories who were facing shortages.


Australia SkillSelect presents migrants from overseas an opportunity to migrate and work in Australia. This is done by submitting and EoI (Expression of Interest) to the Australian Government. This specifies that the applicant wishes to migrate to Canada under the skilled migration program. Depending on the visa type, the applicant will then have to provide information to meet the requirements of the visa.


The eligibility of skilled migrants applying for visa are subjected to a point-based system introduced by the Australian Government. This system has worked in favour of the Immigration Department and has reduced the visa process time and made it efficient.


These eligibility of the applicants are based on:

  • Personal Details
  • Age
  • Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Skills Assessment
  • English Proficiency Test
  • Other details, etc.


After these requirements are met, applicants will be eligible for skilled visas and will receive sponsorships from Australian employers or Australian State and Territory.


Under the General Skilled Visa Migration Program, the following classes have been introduced t facilitate SkillSelect to choose the right candidate.

  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
  • Skilled Nominated or Provincial Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)


Candidates can apply for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) even if they do not have an employment offer from an Australian Employer. This visa enables them to get in Australia and find employment after they have reached the destination. One of the major requirement for this visa type is financial stability of the applicant to sustain themselves in Australia.


If you already have received an employment offer from an Australian employer, you are eligible under Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190).


Applicants who receive sponsorship from a particular state or territory are allowed to migrate to Australia under the Skilled Nominated Provincial Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489). This visa enables the applicant to work only in the territory he has gained sponsor from.


Still got doubts about migrating to Australia? Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts assist you.




Canada is known for its impeccble beauty and cultural diversity. From the past few decades, Canada has been successfully providing opportunities to people to work here. This makes Canada a perfect place to work and live.


So whether you a skilled migrant looking for job opportunity or an avid traveller waiting to explore this world, Canada has to be on the top of your list.



Before coming to Canada, you have to make sure of few things. First things first, you have to obtain a tourist visa to Canada, if you are planning for a short visit. Migrants coming in for work have to apply through Canada Express Entry. We will be providing those details in our next blog.


To obtain a visa to Canada, you have to fulfil some basic requirements and go through regular visa procedures. Opting for pre-defined requirements and procedures will speed up your visa proceedings.


Migrate Me can assist you with your visa process and make it hassle free for you. Our team aims at understanding our client’s requirements and guiding them through the process accordingly. Having assisted more than thousands migrants realise their migration dreams, we assure you full satisfaction!



Since Canada has been one of the most travelled country, the Canadian Government has always welcomed tourists and travellers with open arms. To satisfy the requirements of tourists and travellers, the CIC has introduced various migration programmes to suit these aspiring migrants and tourists.


Speaking of Canadian Tourist Visa, this visa is valid for a period of 6 months. To apply for a tourist visa in Canada, you have to provide the following documents:


  • Travel Documents, Passport, etc
  • Employment Proof to ensure your return to your homeland
  • Business license and registeration (in case you are a business owner/entrepreneur)
  • Funds to sustain your visit to Canada
  • Invitation letter to visit Canada
  • 2 way tickets (to Canada and back)
  • Proof of accomodation while in Canada



To get a visa, you must remember the thumb rule – abide by the rules and regulations! While visa process can be time consuming, we at Migrate Me specialise in faster visa and immigration process.


Our team of MARA registered Visa and Immigration Consultants make it a point to study every aspect of your case and guide you well with the procedure. And our services are not just limited to tourist visas. We also provide assistance and guidence with migration programmes for skilled migrants and students. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and get a step closer to your dream of visiting Canada!



If you have enquired about any type of visa, you may have across the term ‘case worker’ at some point. In this blog, we will be covering who a case worker is and what is their role in your visa process.

The Case Worker in the Department of Immigration reviews your application and the documents that you provide during application. Your eligibility for a particular visa subclass is assessed by the case worker.


We have listed down the responsibility of a case worker in your visa process.



  • Counselling candidates who apply for visa
  • Handling client interactions and queries regarding visa process and regulations
  • Responsible for filing & processing of all types of visas
  • Coordination with clients & embassies, visa facilitation services and high commission
  • To take corrective measures for visa rejections and refusals and getting the visa done in the subsequent submission.
  • Oversee the verification of all relevant visa and immigration documents and ensure that they are received within the deadline set by the immigration department
  • Requesting applicants to provide additional information for verification if required


The case worker will grant you your visa application if you fulfill all the requirements for the visa criteria. In case there is need for more verification, the case worker will request for more information and documentation to continue with the visa process.


For instance, if you applied for a spouse visa to move in with your partner in Australia, the case worker might request for more information and documents that validate your relationship with your spouse/partner in Australia.


It is the responsibility of the Case Worker to make sure all the information provided by the applicant is genuine and that every eligible candidate gets through.


Once the case worker requests you for additional information, you have a deadline of 28 days. And by submitting the requested information within deadlines you are assured that your visa process wont be delayed.


Incase you are unable to submit the requested evidence within deadline, you can request your case worker to extend the timeline. This should be considered only times of emergency when you are not able to produce documents within the deadline due to serious issues.



Visa Process can be time consuming and tedious too. And hence, here are some points you should consider while applying for visa to Australia.


  • Time Duration of every visa depends on various factors like which country you belong to
  • Every year, a huge number of migrants apply for visa. This makes visa process in the immigration department lengthy. Please be patient with you process.
  • Make sure you attach all the relevant documents to avoid any delay
  • You should proceed with flight booking and accomodations only after you have been granted a visa
  • Once you have been granted a visa, you can start with other formalities like quitting jobs, looking for temporary accomodation, etc


We understand that visas and immigrations can be hectic. Hence, we at Migrate Me choose to make your visa process easier.


Our team consists of MARA registered Visa and Immigration consultants who carefully go through your file and suggest you visa which suits you best. Along with applying for visa on your behalf, we also provide Job Search and Relocation services in Australia.


To know more, juts fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and we will get in touch with you.



The much talked about Canada Express Entry is said to be the most popular migration system that works highly in favour of skilled migrants wishing to move to Canada. The system has now become very well known among migrants who are eager to live and work in the Maple Leaf Country – Canada.

If you are one of those aspiring migrants who wishes to migrate to Canada to explore all the opportunities it has to present, you have your chance to live your dream.



The Canada Express Entry System is an innovative electronic programme introduced by CIC. This

  • Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Certain portion of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)


To make a profile in the Express Entry System, you have to create an online profile and submit an EoI (Expression of Interest) stating the reason to live and work in Canada. Once the profile is submitted, each application will be assessed based on the information mentioned on the profile. Those applicants who meet these criteria will make a place for themselves in the Express Entry Pool. In this pool, applicants will be ranked against each other will the help of the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System)

Candidates will the highest score will be issued invitation by the CIC to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.


You can score points on the basis of the following categories:

  • Job Offer or a Provincial Nomination
  • Language Proficiency Test
  • Education
  • Age
  • Experience and Skill Sets, etc


Like every immigration programme, every applicant will be subjected to the Express Entry Cost. This cost will be inclusive of the fees and charges for the applications and assessments.

You will have to pay the processing fees for yourself and the dependents migrating with you. You can make this payment through your credit card as well. In case your application remains incomplete, you will be informed by CIC and you will receive your refund.

Following are the third party fees that you are payable to

  • Language Proficiency Test
  • Educational Credential Assessments (ECA)
  • Medical and Health Exam
  • Character and Police verification
  • Translation of required documents


To maintain the integrity of the process, the CIC has imposed a penalty up to 5 years of inability to enter Canada, which depends on the intensity of fraud and misrepresentation. This also includes complete ban from applying for Canadian PR Visa as well.


Some basic precautions you should take while applying for Express Entry System are:

  • Complete the required procedure while filing a petition. On failing to do so, you might miss out on your chance to enter through Express Entry on the same invitation to apply.
  • If you have been declined an invitation to apply, you can apply for Express Entry after 12 months

To know more about Canada Express Entry, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will get in touch with you.



Canada is one of the top favourites among travellers as well as skilled professionals. Huge amount of individuals migrate to Canada every year to be part of this maple-leaf country.

Canada is known for its top class educational facilities and best employment prospects for those who are looking to be a part of Canada. The main feaures that attract people from all walks of life to migrate to Canada are safe ambience, clean atmosphere, ever rising economy and diverse culture. Canada has always been supportive of migrants from overseas coming and settling in Canada and continues to do so.

Canada has also introduced various visa options to encourage migration from overseas. If you are one such migrant looking for an opportunity to establish your start-up in Canada, you can do so by applying for a start-up visa in Canada.



As per the Canada Start-up Visa, any individual who is interested in entrepreneurship can start up his own business unit in Canada. Canadian government takes keen interest in business units who have potential and supports them in every way possible.

Startting up your own business in Canada will not only contribute to the country’s economy but will also create job opportunities for those in Canada. This program also brings together people from both sectors – private and migrating entrepreneurs in Canada.


Any individual who is looking forward to move to Canada has to be eligible for a visa program introduced by CIC (Canada Immigration and Citizenship). The eligibo;oty of the programmes are based on certain criteria that applicants have to fulfill.

Some of these criteria include:

  • Age
  • Language Proficiency Skills
  • Financial Stability and Funds to support themselves in Canada
  • Qualifications and Business Skills
  • Business plans and strategies to support their wish to start a business in Canada


For an entrepreneur, it is not always necessary to finance your own business venture in Canada. Canadian Government understands such needs and has designated Canadian Venture Capital Fund and Designated Angel Investors to support and help such new establishments grow and flourish in Canada.

The maximum amount an entrepreneur can get from these sources are as follows:

  • Canadian Venture Capital Fund – $200,000
  • Designated Angel Investor – $75,000


Migrate Me has served many migrants from all over with world. The team consists of highly driven individuals with in depth knowledge about the Canadian Express Entry System. The Visa consultants here provide all kind of information, options and assistance you will need while migrating to Canada.

If you are an entrepreneur looking to migrate to Canada, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and get yourself assessed by our Visa and Immigration Experts – completely FREE!