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1. Australia
Brief overview

Immigration to Australia is for people who are capable and wish to live permanently in Australia. Moreover, this immigration process is offered to people who in the long-term hope to get permanent residency. Skilled immigration to Australia is more focused on people who are more talented and are experts as well as skilled.

Who qualifies for it?

The visa is more of a point based one for skilled individuals. This visa allows them to migrate as well as have a residency which is more permanent. The immigration process requires an evaluation of a person’s English language, work assessment as well as the fact that the person should not be above the age of 45. Another factor to keep in mind is that, the person’s occupation should exist in the list of skilled occupations in Australia.

There are two types of occupations provided in Australia.

1. Long Term Occupation List

This particular list contains those occupations which tend to allow workers to migrate to Australia and live or work there permanently.

2. Regional occupation list

This list only has occupations in less populated areas. They are mainly determined by home affairs departments or employment departments.

Age

When applying for a visa application, the person must be at least 18 years of age and should not be more than 45 years old.

Educational qualification

The person applying should have a degree from a university, for occupations that are more in demand.


Work experience

A minimum experience of one year is required in order to apply.

Language

All applicant that wish to apply should have a score of at least 6 in each of the components of the IELTS.

2. Canada

Located in North America, and also a neighbor to the United States of America. The country is one of the countries that has had a huge load of immigrations over the past few years.

Age

When applying for a visa application, the person must be at least 18 years of age and should not be more than 45 years old..

Educational qualification

The person applying should have a degree from a university, for occupations that are more in demand.


Work experience

A minimum experience of one year is required in order to apply.

Language

All applicant that wish to apply should have a score of at least 6 in each of the components of the IELTS.

Canada’s immigration program is also known as Express entry. This helps people all over the world get visas and work in Canada. The country benefits from it by the increase in economy through skilled workers.

Programs

Pro Federal Skilled Worker Program

This program helps a person become eligible through one’s skills. For this program it is important to have a job offer from an employer who is Canadian. The options for it are:

  • One year or more of work experience that should be fulltime.
  • The person should have a good command over the languages of English and French.
  • A person should be between the ages of 18 and 55 and their occupation should be a part of the skilled occupation list which is approved by the Canadian authority.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

This program type is mainly for the people who have skilled trades. The requirements for this program are:

  • A minimum of two years of skilled trade and the two years should be within the five years from the time a person applies.
  • The certificate of skill qualification should be granted by an authority (territorial or provincial) from Canada.
  • A minimum of 7 benchmarks of proficiency in English or French language.

Canadian Experience Class

This program applies to people who live in Canada already but do not have a citizenship which is permanent. The requirements for this include:

  • One-year experience at least in Canada.
  • A second degree at least which is Canadian.
  • A minimum of 5 benchmarks in languages French or English.