The Easiest Way to Enter in the Maple Country

Maple Country welcomes the immigrants with open arms. This country has become the most attractive destination for the nationals of the world. Millions of aspirants every year want to get immigration for this beautiful country. To make their dreams true Canadian Immigration has launched different streams for the prospering immigrants.

Provincial Nominee Program is the most attractive immigration program among the other programs. PNP is the fastest way to enter Canada easily and quickly. There are ten provinces and three territories which are providing nominations to the applicants. You can say this PNP is the alternative track for the Permanent Residence in Canada.

Some of the provinces of Canada have an agreement upon the nominations with the central government. According to these agreements, each province allows eligible applicants to become the part of maple country.  First of all, an aspirant who chooses the province to settle and live there. The very second step is to complete the nomination process.

The Easiest Way to Enter in the Maple Country

As it is described earlier that those candidates who have not selected in Federal Skilled Worker category, they can use this alternative way to get Immigration to Canada. Each province and territory of Maple country are offering the PNP for the skilled immigrants. If you are a skilled worker, professional, businessman, or relative to the Canadian National then you can get immigration to Canada.

There are eight most popular territories and provinces in Canada:

  1. Prince Edward Island
  2. New Brunswick
  3. Saskatchewan
  4. British Columbia
  5. Ontario
  6. Alberta
  7. Manitoba
  8. Nova Scotia

Once you are nominated as provincial nominee then you can make an application for citizenship. The Department of CIC assesses the application according to the immigration regulations. After being scrutinized, the applicant has to undergo the medical examination and show is a good character.

The individuals who have a certain set of skill, education, business experience, and working experience may apply for Canadian Immigration. Nowadays PNP is the right and effective way to move the Maple country.  This PNP will lead the individual to the destination of Canadian Citizenship.


Plunge in Kiwis granted permanent residency in Australia

The figures follow rising trans-Tasman tensions over Australian changes to visas, its hike in university fees, and fears New Zealand is a soft backdoor route for migrants.

Official figures show that only 45 New Zealanders were granted permanent residency in Australia in the eight months to February this year, compared with a high of 2500 in the 2012-13 year.

Aussie Malcolm, who was New Zealand’s Immigration Minister under Sir Rob Muldoon, said it was time for the government here to respond.

“I don’t think it’s deliberate, I think it simply arises from the fact that Aussies think that we are not like them. Aussies see New Zealanders as foreigners who have to be controlled, that we’re some sort of a threat.”

Mr Malcolm, who is now an immigration consultant, said New Zealand needed to start treating Australians who stayed here the same way.

“And maybe it’s time that we’ve just gotta say, ‘I’m sorry, if you want to come and live in New Zealand, be treated like the rest of the world’.

“Because this prejudice by Australians against New Zealanders has gone on and on for 20, 25 years – I think it’s time for New Zealand to call it quits.”

Mr Malcolm said the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement was dead because there was no mutual respect.

Plunge in Kiwis granted permanent residency in Australia

Prime Minister Bill English has scotched suggestions of a tit-for-tat exchange, but also said Australia had given no assurance there would not be more policy changes that would affect New Zealanders across the Tasman.

A new pathway to Australian citizenship for New Zealanders will kick in on 1 July, but requires permanent residency and a hefty wage.

Some Kiwis seeking citizenship in Australia said there had been contradictory statements from the Australian government about how it would work.

Kent Peters, who lives in Perth and just got citizenship, said his wife Liesl was uncertain if she would be on the one-year fast-track or the new four-year slow-track announced in Canberra recently.

“One of the reasons the numbers has dropped is that it’s an expensive process to do, the cost for the visas themselves is in excess of a few thousand dollars to apply,” Mr Peters said.

A family of four with two children under 18 will pay $A7200 to get permanent residency, then another $A570 total for citizenship.

There has also been a drop in spousal visa numbers, with fees doubling in three years to almost $A7000 per visa.

Perth immigration lawyer Alisdair Putt said uncertainty was prompting many New Zealanders to get in touch with him.

“We’re getting questioned a lot by New Zealand passport holders,” he said.

“So one of the things we’ve done is we’ve published on our blog that it may be worthwhile for people thinking about making citizenship applications … to consider sooner rather than later.

“Because, who knows when the legislative changes will be made and what date they’ll come into effect from.” Source: radionz

How to Sponsor Children for Canadian Immigration?

How to Sponsor Children for Canadian Immigration?

Canada is a very friendly country for the immigrants. Laws in this country are very easy to follow. If someone is settled in the Maple country then he/her also has a wish to live with his/her family. Canadian Immigration offers different scenarios in which you can sponsor your family.

Following are some authentic ways to sponsor family members:

  1. Sponsorship for Parents
  2. Living Alone
  3. Orphan
  4. Independent Immigrant

Sponsorship for Parents

Under this head of sponsorship, you can sponsor the parent so that the parent becomes eligible to sponsor his or her child for Canada. It is very important that the child must be under 22 years of age or younger than 22 years. If the child’s age is more than 22 years then he/she must be a student and cannot pamper himself. Meaning thereby he/she must be dependent at this age or above.

How to Sponsor Children for Canadian Immigration?

Living Alone

Once you have attained the status of PR then you may sponsor any of your siblings. You have to satisfy the government that you have no other relative in the country. You can also sponsor your cousins, uncles, grandparents, and nephews or nieces.


It is mentioned in the immigration bill that if you have an adult sibling who is an orphan, single, and less than 18 years of age, then you can sponsor him/her to live with you in Canada. On the other hand, there is only one way to sponsor after employing that sibling by indirect means.

Independent Immigrant

If you cannot avail the above-mentioned process to sponsor your sibling then your older sibling can apply as an Independent Immigrant. To qualify for this head you must obtain 67 points as required by the CIC. Moreover, if your sibling lacks in point then he/she is required some additional marks to qualify. Following are few requirements which give extra points.

  • He/She must have a valid job offer which should be approved by the HRSDC (Huma Resources and Development Canada.
  • He/She must have 1-year work experience form a company in this country.
  • He/She has to study for two years in recognized institution in Canada.

The above mentioned are few authentic ways to sponsor your family. Moreover, Canadian Immigration is also available through PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). You can also check whether your sibling is eligible for PNP or not. There are a lot of immigration heads under which immigration to Canada is possible.

Why Students Wants to Study in Canada – Canadian Student Visa

Why Students Wants to Study in Canada – Canadian Student Visa

Canadian educational institutions are very popular among the students. Every student wants to get Canadian Student Visa. This country allocates highest funds for the education sector.  The students who have completed their education are settled in their life and pursuing their bright future.

These institutions offer different types of practical as well as theoretical courses. If you are a Pakistani national and planning to study in Canada then this is the best time to make your dreams true. There are a lot of opportunities for qualified students of best Canadian universities.

The students who are looking for permanent residence in Canada then this student visa will help them a lot. If you put a deep eye over the point system in Canada then you will come to know that those students who have completed their education in the country can get extra points. Moreover, if any student has Canadian education then he has no need for Educational credential assessment to make himself eligible for the Express entry in Canada.

Why Students Wants to Study in Canada – Canadian Student Visa

There are different programs available for students. Their duration is different from each other. there are some courses for one year and some for two years. If you are looking for four years study or master program in Canada then you can avail these two educations easily. Canadian universities are giving opportunities to its students with a master degree in one or two years.

There is a walk safe program in Canada through which students of Canadian institutions can travel safely in the country. The students from different countries can enjoy the same privileges as the born Canadian students can enjoy. This unique aspect makes the Canadian education much different from the education of different countries.

Before applying for Canadian Student Visa, you must prepare yourself to pay the tuition fees. If you are planning to get admission in the undergraduate course then you must deposit 12,000 to 40,000 Canadian dollars for your education fee. There are some other fees are to be deposit by the student is as under:

  • Fee for Administration is 100 CAD.
  • Fee for a Study Permit is 150 CAD.
  • You must have 600 CAD for the residence on rent.

The Canadian government provides a lot of assistance to the students who preferred Canada as their study destination. You can get assistance on different issues regarding residence, health, study programs and traveling routes. Canadian Student Visa is very popular for many years because it provides different types of study programs as well as an opportunity to pursue a bright future.

Immigration: race to the bottom

Immigration is the latest touchstone on which politicians will rest their political fortunes and the debate this week turned very ugly, unbefitting of those involved.

Net immigration continues to reach new highs and although there may be a levelling off soon, if forecasts are to be believed, current numbers will be maintained through next year.

There are several reasons for the continuation in immigration, not  least being the strength of the New Zealand economy as the Australian economy continues to struggle in places.

Australia went from a mining boom in the west to an economy based on the service areas along the east and southern coasts and cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Economic growth is rising in Australia, but not fast enough to stop many thousands of New Zealanders returning home for jobs and lifestyle.

Immigration: race to the bottom

New Zealand went from a struggling economy to one in which construction is booming, mainly because of natural disasters. The Canterbury rebuild, struggling Auckland infrastructure and the need to build thousands upon thousands of houses demanded rising numbers of engineers and construction workers.

Because of the way the New Zealand economy had been previously structured, the country was in no way prepared to provide anywhere near the number of workers needed for the huge rebuilding and construction projects. Many of those required workers had moved to Australia to take part in the mining boom.

The difficulty politicians now have is how to cope with the rising number of immigrants. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been outspoken for many years about immigrants taking the jobs of Kiwis. This week he reached a new low when he singled out two journalists by name and ethnicity for criticism about their use of migrant data.

But Mr Peters has been allowed to reach this particular low point with the help of vague statements made by National and Labour. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse intends reworking the criteria for skilled migrants to be allowed entry into New Zealand.

Labour previously caused controversy when it highlighted the large number of Chinese-sounding names on a list of 4000 residential purchases in Auckland, allowing Mr Peters to move even more to the extreme.

Labour leader Andrew Little is now going to wipe thousands off the immigration list but will not say how he can do that without hurting the employers who rely on those very people for survival.

The situation has got out of control and New Zealanders need to have their voices heard. As a nation, we cannot allow immigrants to become targets of hate.

The 130,000 or so New Zealanders unemployed are not going to take many of the jobs on offer unless they retrain, and therein lies the crux of the matter. Without immigrant labour, the Christchurch rebuild would have struggled. New Zealanders are not trained, or do not want to train, for some of the toughest jobs. The job market is buoyant and New Zealand has a low unemployment rate. Wage inflation is negligible because of the number of unfilled jobs.

In the South, high-tech companies need the best and brightest to move here and take up some of the jobs on offer. Currently, some Kiwis have returned to  jobs in the thriving tourism businesses. Some are moving to Central Otago to establish their own micro businesses. But we need more. The Otago Chamber of Commerce rightly identified politicians are making New Zealand sound a very unwelcome place.

Politicians have a started a race to the bottom on immigration, buoyed somewhat by events overseas including the election of United States President Donald Trump, and a general move to the right in Europe and the United Kingdom.

This is not just an Auckland problem. It is a problem for all of New Zealand. There are regions crying out for workers but unless immigrants can be encouraged out of Auckland, the economy will become further unbalanced. That is the debate we should be having. Source: odt

New Immigration Scheme for Ottawa (OINP)

New Immigration Scheme for Ottawa (OINP)

Canadian Immigration is the most favorite destination for the immigrants. There are ten provinces and three territories which offer Provincial Nominee Programs. If you possess the certain set of requirements then you are eligible to apply.

Ottawa is the most attractive province of Canada. This province is high ranked in job generating provinces. New immigration stream is started form April 1st, 2013. This stream is now very popular worldwide. If you are a businessman or an industrialist then you can avail this opportunity.

This is also called as Start-up Visa. Under this head you will get a permit, this permit will connect the overseas industrialists and businessmen into one segment. Under the Canadian Immigration Structure, the main component is a chain of modification in transformation. This scheme will boost the whole immigration system and make it more flexible for the applicants.

New Immigration Scheme for Ottawa (OINP)

If you are a Pakistani National and looking for OINP then this is an ideal scheme for you if you possess the certain set of requirements. Moreover, you can enjoy the equal rights and privileges as the Canadian Nationals can enjoy. This equality is also for those who are entering Canada form other countries of the world.

Through this scheme, you can get permanent residency easily. Actually, Canada wants to boost its economy and allow more and more immigrants to enter. Canada always looks forward to potential immigrants and each PNP is according to the requirement of the respective province.

The entrepreneurs from the world must fulfill the required criterion to get nomination certificate from the government of Ottawa. There are some requirements as under:

  • Language Skills.
  • Educational Record.
  • No Criminal Record.
  • Certain Set of Required Skills.
  • Nomination Certificate.

These are some basic requirements to Immigration under this scheme. Ottawa is full of natural resources and having a friendly community. Moreover, Canada possesses the multiculturalism and very adjustable, flexible and friendly laws for the newcomers.

This is the great time to adjust in Canada. There is an online application system for the applicants. If you are looking for Canadian Immigration and possess the required skills then you must apply for this scheme. OINP has the same criteria for the applicants as for the other PNPs.

‘If I go back they will kill me’

A Saudi woman attempting to flee from her “abusive” family and seek asylum in Australia has reportedly been forcibly returned to Riyadh after being gagged, tied with duct tape and wrapped in a sheet by two uncles while on a stopover in the Philippines.

Dina Ali Lasloom, 24, a Saudi national currently living in Kuwait, landed in Manila in the early hours of Monday morning, on a routine layover en route to Sydney, where she claims she intended to claim asylum. She says she had secretly obtained a tourist visa, seen by The Australian, from the Australian embassy in Kuwait. Saudi women are not allowed to travel without approval from their male guardian, and Saudi embassies are known to assist families in tracking down women who have fled abroad.

After Ms Lasloom’s arrival, she claims her passport, boarding pass and travel documents were confiscated by Philippines Airlines staff and she was told that “someone important” had instructed them not to allow her to board her 11am flight to Sydney.

‘If I go back they will kill me’

A Twitter feed apparently set up in her name has laid out the claims she made about her ordeal and posted pictures of her boarding pass.

“They took me and locked me up for thirteen hours, just because I’m a Saudi woman, with the co-operation of the Saudi embassy,” Ms Lasloom claimed in a video sent to a Saudi activist and posted online. “If my family come, they will kill me. If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me. The Philippines government and Saudi are violating human rights and international law. I am kept here as a criminal, I can’t do anything, I can’t go out.”

It is unclear why the young woman feared being killed if she was forced to return to Saudi Arabia. She told Meagan Khan, a Canadian tourist who came to her aid at the airport, that “her family, her uncles, are very strict, and abusive to her, so she ran away.”

“She told me she was a teacher, she said ‘they forced me to become a teacher or be a slave’. She is not allowed to leave the house without a guy at all,” a distressed Ms Khan told The Australian after landing in Bali.

On Monday afternoon, two men who Ms Lasloom identified as her Saudi uncles, whom she described as diplomats and who were accompanied by a woman from the Kuwaiti embassy, approached Ms Lasloom and Ms Khan. “Her face just collapsed and she said ‘they’re here Meagan!’ As soon as she saw them her eyes started swelling up with tears,” said Ms Khan, who lent Ms Lasloon her phone to put her posts up on Twitter.

Read More: theaustralian

Meet the backpacker touring WA courtesy of truckies

A BRITISH backpacker who completed a 1600km walk in WA’s outback is now hitch-hiking her way around the continent thanks to Aussie truckies.

Lindsey Cole has travelled from Darwin to Sydney since she began her 18-wheel-odyssey in February, and is determined to make it back to the Northern Territory before her tourist visa expires. And her journey was inspired by a lift she received to Perth.

A helpful truck driver brought Ms Cole back to WA’s capital last year, after she completed the gruelling walk portrayed in the film Rabbit Proof Fence between Moore River and Jigalong.

“This is much more tiring than walking,” she said from a roadhouse on Melbourne’s outskirts.

“I think it’s because I’m always talking to people.

Meet the backpacker touring WA courtesy of truckies

“I love hearing their stories but finding stuff to talk about for 36 hours with someone you’ve never met can be tiring.”

Ms Cole said she and her long-haul helpers had discussed everything from politics to relationships and that a lot of the burly blokes told her “how much they miss their wives”.

“They all tell me to be careful,” she said, and admitted anxiety was one of the reasons her trip was so tiring.

But the 34-year-old said she did not approach “dodgy looking” drivers and had good instincts for who to trust.

She felt her experience so far, which has involved lifts in eight big rigs, had been encouraging.

“There’s a lot of hate in today’s world and we can be quick to judge, but people are generally kind,” she said.

“I wouldn’t have known any truckies before but now I’ve got a black book full of them.

“Some of these guys have got incredible stories — I can’t repeat some of the best ones — and they’re really nice people. I’ve seen the hard work they do. I think they get a bit of a bad rap but they keep Australia moving.”

Ms Cole said she had found the drivers unanimously “love Australia”, and added: “My ears have become immune to the F and C words.”

Her longest wait for a lift was 12 hours in Broome but she “loved” her most recent trip to Perth.

The former documentarymaker has already considered her next adventure and said: “I have been talking to somebody about camels.”

Source: perthnow

When 100 is not enough

ANYBODY taking an exam should be more than happy to get a perfect score – 100 percent.

For New Zealand though, a score of 100 is just the starting point for a foreign skilled worker seeking to qualify for permanent residency.

Getting 100 points is merely a minimum qualifier to get into the common candidate pool. To be taken out of the pool and avoid candidate-hypothermia, one has to add an additional 60 points to earn an invitation to apply for permanent residency.

The current 160-point threshold to be considered for New Zealand permanent residency must be the sum of an applicant’s points for several criteria: age, education, experience, job offer, previous and completed studies or employment and bonus points for combination of two basic criteria.

Of the four Commonwealth nations—Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK —Canada was the first to institute a points-system selection for immigrants with the Immigration Act of 1978, replaced by the current Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of 2002.

New Zealand Immigration

The common criteria for these countries are age, English proficiency, education/ qualifications, experience, civil status (married or common-law-relationship) bonus points for having studied or worked in the country of intended migration, qualified family relationship or community connections as well as nomination by a province (Canada) or a State/Territory (Australia). Additional points are granted to resident applicants to New Zealand who have worked or lived outside Auckland as well as for qualifications or work experience in areas of absolute skills shortage or future growth area.

New Zealand’s Parliament passed the Immigration Act of 1987—resembling that of Canada—which came into effect in 1991. The 1987 Act ended New Zealand’s preference for migrants from Britain, Europe or Northern America, a selection system based on race instead of admitting migrants based on their skills, personal qualities, and potential contribution to New Zealand economy and society.

While New Zealand was the latecomer, it was the first to use the term “Expression of Interest” under its Skilled Migration category in 2009. Australia followed by setting up SkillSelect on July 1, 2012. Canada, which was a forerunner in setting standards for selection for specific occupations, later announced the Express Entry migrant selection system in January of 2015.

Migrants out of UK with Brexit
While UK’s points-based migration system was introduced in 2003—modeled on the Australian system—it was only in February 2008 that the Labor government introduced the UK’s first points-based immigration system in five tiers, the most common of which are Tier 2 for “skilled workers” from outside the EEA with a job offer in the UK and Tier 4 for students aged over 16 from outside the EEA who wish to study in the UK. Applicants must have a place at a registered UK educational establishment before they can apply.

Of late, this category has diminished in stature and importance. The Tier 4 category became the lightning rod for the campaign against immigrants leading to Brexit as then Home Secretary (now Prime Minister Theresa May) targeted non-EEA students to be part of the categories to be drastically reduced in number.

Migration figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 41,000 fewer overseas students came to the UK in the 12 months to September—three months after the Brexit vote—compared with the previous year, reflecting a substantial drop in net migration to Britain, which fell by 49,000 to 273,000 last year. Read More: manilatimes


Cat Stevens calls on Donald Trump to use his influence to help him get a US visa

Cat Stevens calls on Donald Trump to use his influence to help him get a US visa

YUSUF Islam, known to his fans around the world as Cat Stevens, faces an indefinite wait for an American visa because of President Donald Trump’s travel bans.

The British folk legend who is Australia to launch his 50th anniversary tour, has been waiting months for his US visa to be approved.

He was denied entry to the US in 2004 but has visited there several times since then to tour and took his A Cat’s Attic: 50th Anniversary Acoustic shows to New York and other cities last September.

Now known not-so-simply as Yusuf/Cat Stevens, the 68-year-old entertainer is also in Australia to develop an animated children’s television show based on his music with the team behind the Beat Bugs series.

“I would definitely like Mr Trump to use his influence, whatever is left of it, to rush my visa forward because I’ve already missed the Grammys and I might even give him a free ticket to one of my concerts,” he said in Sydney.

“He’s not exactly keeping me out but it’s become a drawn-out process. Those orders, it’s such a horrible paintbrush he’s using.

Cat Stevens calls on Donald Trump to use his influence to help him get a US visa

“I heard about the experience of your children’s book writer (Mem Fox). Come on, wake up, wake up. Leaders should unite people, that should be one of the primary objectives of leaders, not divide.”

Yusuf returned to Australia in 2010, his first tour here in 36 years, to rave reviews.

His next visit for the world premiere of the Moonshadow musical was less successful with its run cut short but proved to be an “enlightening experience” for the entertainer.

He said it ultimately inspired the children’s series he is now working on with the Beat Bugs team.

“It’s wonderful here. I measure the level of tolerance by how much they love Cat Stevens and Yusuf Islam together,” he said.

“And here I am very much at home, I feel very, very welcome.”

Many of his best-loved songs including Peace Train and Wild World, resonate as strongly with audiences now as they did in the 1970s.

He quit music for almost three decades when he embraced Islam in 1977, discovering the Koran after embarking on a spiritual quest provoked by almost drowning when he was swept out by a rip off Malibu.

“I started reading Buddhist metaphysical books and it ended up with me reading the Koran, which became the book that encapsulated everything for me,” he said.

“What you have to remember again is this happened in a much more peaceful time, when there was no smothering of the name of Islam.

“In 1977 there was no Iranian revolution, it hadn’t happened, and the Koran was a spiritual book.

“That’s the difference with now because there is such a barricade for people to get through to the meaning of being a Muslim.”

Yusuf said his break from music was “just getting down to living the songs. Walking the talk.”

He made a return to playing and writing about 16 years ago when his son Yoriyos left a guitar strategically placed in the house where they enjoying a holiday in Dubai.

Read More: dailytelegraph