A quick update

Hi All,

I will start blogging more regularly now, but haven’t been able to- due to the fact that I have been exceptionally worried about my All Black teams pathway to the final.

I know it is not over yet, but “Go the Kiwis”!

We have, as you are possibly aware, started to get a big interest in seminars again- and I have enjoyed doing them again. The beauty about a seminar, is that it give free advice, and outlines the exact pathway to obtaining all different types of Visa’s. Coming up is: Joburg, Durban, PE, Richards Bay, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg.

Please remember, that for a free skills assessment, go to our Skills assessment page, and we will outline, for free, the procedures, costs and time frames.

 

Technical Nightmare

Hi to all,

Our sincerest apologies to those of you who have been attempting to log onto our website over the past week or so, we have obviously had a major technical glitch, which we have thankfully fixed.

Just a quick update, we are starting to run seminars again Nationally. In fact, the first one is this Saturday, the 24th of September from 8.30am-9.30am at the Protea Edward Hotel in Durban. You can book by completing the booking form on the previous entry.

We are also doing Pietermaritzburg on Monday the 26th at 6.30pm-7.30pm at the Imperial Hotel. Again, please book online, or contact Storm on 032 586 0306.

We will be announcing tomorrow, an ongoing partnership with an Australian recruitment company, dedicated to assisting South African’s with gaining Visa’s, both work and permanent to Australia. We will post this on our site, and once again, please feel free to contact us for further information.

I point out, and will continue to point out, that those families and individuals, wishing to emigrate, especially to Australia and New Zealand, should be preparing applications soonest, and submitting them to the relevant authorities, because once applications are received for residency, if the rules change at all, the application will not be affected, as it has already been submitted.

New Zealand slightly changed their rules in July, and Australia are constantly doing so, especially next year.

Contact us for further information!

Signing off today, you will be pleased to see that I am wearing my Boks shirt, even though I am an avid New Zealand supporter, being born and bred in ‘Kiwiland’.

 

New National Occupations Classifications List and capping – 01 July 2011

Canada will officially release its new National Occupations Classifications List on the 01st of July 2011.  The occupations on the list do not differ from the previous version, but the Canadian government has introduced a cap! Why the cap, you may ask.

Well, the Canadian government has introduced this cap because they have received more than enough federal skilled worker applications than they can process and accept.

As a result, Canada is only accepting a total of 500 applications from federal skilled workers

Do you want to emigrate to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker?

Do you wish to migrate to Canada as a skilled migrant?

Cool – but pay careful attention to the following:

To qualify for permanent residency, you need to meet a few basic requirements – numero uno being your skilled occupation must be on Canada’s National Occupation Classification list (NOC). There are only 29 occupations that comprise ‘the chosen few’:

National Occupations Classifications List 

  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • Primary Production Managers (except Agriculture)
  • Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
  • Insurance adjusters and Claims Examiners
  • Biologists and Related Scientists
  • Architects
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
  • Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Welders & Related Machine Operators
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Crane Operators
  • Drillers & Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
  • Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

So there you have it. Other factors such as economic adaptability and family in Canada comes into play, but you really need to be one this NOC list.

As a matter of interest, the province of Quebec actually has its own selection procedure for skilled workers for immigration.

For more information, contact us or refer to the following sites:

http://www.cic.gc.ca

http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca