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:
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
Binder and Finisher
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.
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.
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.
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