NEWSLETTER No. 14 - June 2008

Australia Immigration NewsAUSTRALIA NEW OCCUPATIONS ON HIGH DEMAND LIST

The Australian government have now added some more occupations on to the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL). Occupations on this list attract bonus points, making it easier to reach the required Pass Mark. 

The following are the new occupations on the list:

Engineering Manager 
Computing Professional spec. in Data Warehousing 
Computing Professional spec. in Linux 
Computing Professional spec. in .Net technologies 
Computing Professional spec. in Solaris 
Computing Professional spec. in Unix 
Electronics Engineer 
Optometrist 
Dental Technican 
Binder and Finisher 
Landscape Gardener 
Tree Surgeon

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Canada Immigration and ResidencyCANADA TRUCKDRIVERS NEEDED


We are assisting a Canadian trucking firm based in eastern Canada (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) to recruit UK and Irish Truckdrivers. If you have a full HGV licence and 5 years experience, then this may be the opportunity for you.

The employer will sponsor applicants for work permits and then for full Canadian residency. If you are interested, then please contact us for more details.

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Previous Newsletters on migration issues:
 
Newsletter 1 - January 2007
  Newsletter 2 - March 2007
  Newsletter 3 - April 2007
  Newsletter 4 - May 2007
  Newsletter 5 - May 2007 - In Focus: Australia
  Newsletter 6 - June 2007
  Newsletter 7 - July 2007
  Newsletter 8 - August 2007
  Newsletter 9 - October 2007
  Newsletter 10 - November 2007
  Newsletter 11 - December 2007
  Newsletter 12 - February 2008
  Newsletter 13 - March 2008


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United Kingdom Immigration UKUNITED KINGDOM - COURT RULES AGAINST GOVERNMENT ON HSMP CHANGES

The High Court has recently ruled against the UK government, in declaring that the changes to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP visa) introduced in November 2006 were unlawful. 

The changes introduced at that time, were applied retrospectively to those who were already in the UK. In other words, those who were admitted under one set of HSMP rules were now told that they had an additional set of new criteria to meet to remain in the UK. 

The government have agreed to implement the High Court judgement and will not appeal against the decision. This means that those who were granted HSMP approval prior to November 2006 will now not need to satisfy a different points test to remain in the UK.

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United Kingdom Immigration UKUNITED KINGDOM NEW WORKING HOLIDAY VISA TO BE INTRODUCED

As part of the launch of its new Points Based System (PBS) throughout 2008 and 2009, the government have provided details of the new Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5 of the new Points Based System). This will replace the current Working Holidaymakers scheme for applicants from Commonwealth countries.

It is likely that the new scheme will initially only be open to those countries who already have an existing Working Holiday scheme for UK citizens, such as Australia, New Zealand etc.. This may mean that many other Commonwealth countries may not benefit from the scheme such as South Africa, India etc.

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We hope that this newsletter has been informative for you.  However, remember everyone's circumstances are different so if you or a friend or family member want to check your eligibility to emigrate then either

1) complete the Online Assessment form on our website www.commonwealthimmigration.com or
2) give us a call on (+44)  (0) 20 8365 3380

We would love to hear from you!

Regards
Tim McMahon
Commonwealth Immigration
www.commonwealthimmigration.com


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