– REVIEW OF MIGRATION “DEMAND” OCCUPATIONS
The Australian Department of Immigration is currently conducting a review of the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL).
The MODL is the list of high demand occupations that score 15 extra points when applying for migration. There are over 100 occupations on the list and the extra available points are crucial to many applicants’ eligibility.
The review is likely to result in certain occupations being removed from the list. The Minister for Immigration himself is on record as stating that he thinks that certain occupations need to be removed from the list, in line with current employment conditions in Australia.
Any changes are not due for several months yet and will not affect those who have already applied. However, if your occupation is on the list, you are best advised to start the process for migration now.
Also, we are pleased to announce that the option of proving one’s trade skills through a practical assessment has now been extended to even more trades.
The new trades eligible for practical assessment are;
Vehicle Paint Sprayer
This is a great opportunity for those who can demonstrate the full range of skills in their trade, but who do not have formal qualifications from completing college courses, apprenticeships etc...
Successful completion of the assessment will result in the award of an Australian Qualification Framework Certificate Level 3, which in turn is recognised by Trades Recognition Australia, the Department of Immigration and Australian employers
Previously such programmes were only available in Australia, involving lengthy courses and great expense.
If you have qualifications / skills / experience in any of the above trades and you are interested in moving to Australia, then please contact us.
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– 2010 IMMIGRATION TARGET AND NOVA SCOTIA CHANGES
The Canadian government has decided to maintain a similar annual immigration target in 2010. The overall target will be between 240,000 and 265,000 new immigrants.
Unlike other countries which are reducing their immigrant intake, Canada still wants to attract the right migrants for long term economic needs.
The government’s Annual Report identifies that the provinces, through their Provincial Nominee Programs, will have an increased impact on the number of economic immigrants arriving in Canada.
One province that wants to increase its share of immigrants is Nova Scotia. Around 2600 new immigrants arrived in Nova Scotia in 2008 and the province’s Minister for Immigration, Ramona Jennex thinks this is far too low.
The province aims to double the number of immigrants that settle in Nova Scotia and they hope to have a new strategy ready in the next few months to achieve this goal. The Minister stated that Nova Scotia's immigration advisory panel is currently working on recommendations and that she wants to implement the new strategy as soon as possible. Watch this space for more information.
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has been informative for you. However, remember
everyone's circumstances are different so if you or a friend
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