Archive - March 2021

New EOI system soon for Ontario’s registration system for immigration

New EOI system in Ontario for registrations

A change in the registration system of 5 immigration streams of the economic class in Ontario will undergo changes in the coming weeks. From the earlier model of first-come-first-serve, OINP is shifting to an EOI system. This will be a system based on points earned by candidates for various labor market and human capital factors.

The EOI system is already in use in many provinces where the PNP apply it in their management system for new registrations. The OINP will apply the new EOI system to the following streams:

  • Immigration streams marked by job offered by a Canadian employer (viz. International Student, Foreign Worker, and In-Demand Skills)
  • Masters Graduate stream
  • D. Graduate stream

As OINP is changing the system, the streams mentioned above are for the time-being not made available to new applicants. Once the new EOI system launches within a few weeks, these streams will be reopened to the applicants.

The change to the EOI system and its effect on immigration to Ontario

Before the EOI system will be implemented, the immigration streams that it will affect will have worked in a “rushed seating” fashion. Ontario would invite applicants to register via the web portal. These applicants are those who want to immigrate to Canada via one of the Ontario PNPs.

The popular demand for the program streams will cause the registration windows to stay open before they get closed after applications reaching the limit. This will have left many having lost the chance.

Besides, the lack of a dedicated email for OINP for those who experience technical snags will have affected their registration. Slow internet in many places also becomes the reason for failure to register within the short span when the registration window is open.

Now, under the EOI system. Individuals will require to submit a resume showing education, work experience, and other relevant information. Based on the information, the candidates are assigned scores. High scorers have a greater chance to receive invites to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

Public consultations for the new EOI system were received from the fall of 2020 itself. The feedback was generally positive. Between September 9, 2020, and October 23, 2020, 250 feedback submissions were received. They came from prospective applicants, individuals, employers, industry associations, immigration organizations and representatives, and professional associations.

Many respondents expressed their belief that the new EOI system would be fairer as well as more predictable. They also thought that it will be more user-friendly compared to the current system.

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Note:

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

Warning for migrants about living in Australia without a valid visa

What happens when someone decides to stay in Australia without a visa

Here’s a quick reminder of what could happen if you are in Australia without a valid visa.

Staying without a valid visa in Australia could invite serious consequences. Hence, it’s necessary for migrants in Australia to check whether their Australia work permit or student visa is nearing expiry or has expired. If any of these circumstances are holding true for you, you will face immigration detention and could get removed from Australia.

In case your Australian visa has expired, you must apply for a Bridging visa E. The Bridging visa E permits you to stay legally in Australia while you make necessary arrangements to exit Australia, finalize the matters regarding your immigration, or wait for a decision on immigration. This visa can be applied for free.

In case you are a member of the family of a visa holder who expired before your departure to Australia, you must notify the same to the immigration Australia department.

In case you don’t leave Australia, the Australian authorities can:

  • Keep you under detention
  • Proceed with your removal from Australia
  • Levy the cost of removing you from Australia

If you are sent out of Australia without a valid visa, the immigration department can deny you another visa for up to 3 years, except in limited circumstances.

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News to UK sponsors, new changes to compliance rules

UK sponsor licence compliance rules updated

The latest news from the UK’s Home Office is that the guidance related to the license for workers and temporary workers are been updated. The updates include important guidelines. It clarifies the duties of sponsors regarding record keeping which will be followed by employers to adhere to UK immigration rules.

The updated Appendix D of the guidance provides clarification on the documents sponsors are required to keep to recruit foreign nationals. The Home Office has 2 sections of guidance outlining this. The RLMT was scrapped in December 2020. That has made it easier to hire foreign workers. Bur sponsors are still required to keep the necessary records and documents in order to sponsor license-holders.

Even though the RLMT has been scrapped, it’s necessary for sponsor license holders to follow compliance rules of the Home Office to recruit foreign nationals. The new changes in the guidance have been widely welcomed.

In the new guidance, the primary purpose of compliance records is to demonstrate that a vacancy is genuine. Where there was a need for a formal RLMT to be conducted, it will be necessary to keep the evidence. This means the evidence of all relevant activity of recruitment for the time the sponsorship stays valid. These records will have to be kept for a minimum period of 12 months after the end of sponsorship of a foreign worker.

On the contrary, where there was no requirement for a formal RLMT, the following must be kept:

  • A record of job adverts
  • A record of how many people applied for the job
  • A record of how many people got shortlisted for interview
  • A record of the process used to find the right candidate

The new guidance specifically instructs that no employer will need to keep a copy of CVs, job application forms, interview notes, or other personal information of unsuccessful candidates.

However, employers will be obliged to explain, where required, why a job role was not advertised if it was not advertised. If an individual gets employed without getting back to an advertisement for a job vacancy, the employer will have to explain with evidence for how the worker was identified and put to the job for that role.

The new guidance with changes for sponsor license procedure comes amid higher demand after the completion of the Brexit transition in December 2020. Now, EU nationals must have visas to work in UK. So, employers are seeking talent from the EU and other countries of the world other than the UK. These employers will now need a sponsor license.

Many EU employers will be using the UK immigration system for the first time. The new, updated work visa category has apparently made it easier for foreign workers to work in UK.

The UK SOL has been expanded. This was done based on the recommendations made by the independent MAC. The list now has more health-related jobs.

Also, the minimum salary threshold for skilled workers has been brought down to £25,600 from £30,000. A new entrant will get an even lesser salary as their minimum is currently set at £20,480.

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Note:

RLMT – Resident Labor Market Test

SOL – Shortage Occupation List

MAC – Migration Advisory Committee

Finland’s economy and jobs scene in 2021 as it is today

Jobs outlook in Finland for 2021

Jobs outlook in Finland for 2021

Finland, the happiest nation in the world, is an ideal destination for more reasons than one. Besides the prospect of high-quality life, the country’s appeal with its robust economy and employment opportunities have been driving factors for migrants.

In the current situation, with COVID-19 making a big impact on the economy, the country’s performance can be evaluated to learn more about its economic and employment scenario.

Finland has been on a path of recovery. It’s been powered by the exceptional performance of the economy in the second half of 2020. It’s expected that economic growth in 2021 will be higher than the 2020 forecast. Finland’s economy is doing great even in the face of the worsening condition of COVID-19 in early 2021. Finland’s economy is expected to grow by 2.6% this year.

Finland is expecting a high level of growth based on the assumption that people can get more mobility and businesses can open up more with increased vaccinations. The economic recovery will continue in 2022 when GDP growth is expected to reach 2.7%. In 2023 however, the speed of growth could dip to 1.2%. The decline in the working-age population will be the contributing factor to this, combined with weak growth in productivity.

In fact, the signs of easing of the COVID-19 pandemic in the initial weeks of 2021, gradual rollback of containment measures, progress in vaccinations, and the support of a strong economic policy have pushed the revised growth levels of Finland’s export markets upwards.

Finland’s growth will be propelled by private consumption in 2021. In the first half of 2021, the increase in COVID-19 levels in the first half of 2021 will limit the chances of spending. This will happen despite introducing new and safer practices that suit the COVID-19 conditions. However, the increase in COVID-19 vaccination coverage gives hope for reaching the end of the pandemic at a point in the future. This will be followed by a tremendous growth in private consumption. It will continue to be strong in 2022.

In 2020, the rate of employment in Finland decreased by under 1%. It reached 71.6% last year. It’s expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2022. The most loss of jobs was seen in the service sector. There’s uncertainty looming around the impact of the third wave of COVID-19 on employment and business activity. Yet, it’s expected that there will be growth in employment in the service sector after the pandemic crisis ends.

Going ahead, this growth in employment will be met with challenges like slow growth of the economy, and the decrease in the working-age population. At this point, there could be a rising demand for skilled foreigners who are ready to work overseas.

In 2020, due to the decline in energy prices, inflation of consumer prices slowed down. However, it’s expected to pick up in 2021 to 1.3%. This will be a reflection of higher prices of energy fuels along with other temporary factors. In the period of 2022 to 2023, inflation will be sustained by an increase in the prices of services.

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The economy and employment in Ireland in 2020 and beyond

Jobs outlook in Ireland for 2021

Jobs outlook in Ireland for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the employment scene in Ireland. In the period from March 2020 to August 2020, 1 in 2 workers in Ireland had the support of the government via schemes like the temporary wage subsidy scheme. COVID-19 had turned many of those who work in Ireland to work from home, doing telework. Hence there have been increased efforts to implement a countrywide infrastructure for telework at a fast pace.

Looking at the country’s economy during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s been recorded that GDP growth fell to -3% in 2020. This was 5.9% in 2019. However, IMF estimates that the country’s economy will recover to +4.9% in 2021 and +4.3% in 2022. This will be possible due to the measures taken by the government to boost liquidity besides the fiscal stimulus provided.

The headline GDP figures in Ireland continue to remain positive. The reason for this was the resilience of the multinational corporations. This stood true even while private consumption decreased considerably. Ireland’s comprehensive fiscal package of €24.5 billion was distributed over 2020 and 2021. This package was the largest in Ireland’s history.

The public debt that increased from 57.3% GDP in 2019 to 63.7% GDP in 2020. In 2021, this is expected to decrease to 61.3% GDP. In 2022 it’s expected to touch 59.2% GDP.

Coming to inflation, in 2019 the country had moderate inflation of 0.9%. In 2020, this became a deflation with –0.2%. In 2021, the situation is expected to better with an inflation rate of 0.6%. In 2022, it’s expected to reach 1.2%. Moreover, the grants and loans from the EU Ireland are expected to get will be around 5% of its GDP. This will provide a good deal of relief and will help better the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also promote digital transactions.

The country’s budget for 2021, an added stimulus of 1.7% GDP has been allocated. The country’s economy is still very volatile owing to the weight of multinationals in the economy.

The National Statistics Office has presented data that reveals that Ireland’s unemployment rate had reduced to 4.7% in December 2019. But, due to COVID-19, it shot up to 7.2% in 2020. In 2021 an increase to 6.2% is expected. In 2022, it’s expected to be 5.9%.

Checking out the prominent sectors of the industry, agriculture is still the key sector of Ireland’s economy. That’s why the Government of Ireland is modernizing the food processing industries. This includes wheat, barley, potatoes, and barley. Agriculture represents 0.9% of Ireland’s GDP. It employs 4% of the country’s labor force.

There has been a recent surge in the development of industries in Ireland. The government of Ireland implemented a policy of promoting advanced export-oriented enterprises. The government has also given investors attractive offers. This sector that accounts for 35.2% of the country’s GDP employs 19% of its population actively at work. Among the industries in Ireland, electronics, chemicals, and textiles perform particularly well.

The services sector employs over 77% of the country’s labor force and accounts for close to 56.7% of the country’s GDP. There has been phenomenal development in the banking and finance sectors. The progress recorded has been so impressive that currently Dublin is an important financial center in the country.

Tourism is currently tourism is a significant source of earnings from foreign exchange. In 2020 tourism earned €9.2 billion for the country. The sector employed 265,000 people in 2020 as per the information released by the Irish Tourism Confederation.

In 2020, while the pharma & chemical, and technology firms stayed resilient, hospitality, retail, and travel sectors were greatly impacted by the pandemic. The Irish Tourism Confederation has revealed that as of November 2020, the largest number of people who received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were those who worked in the accommodation and food-service sectors. There were 98,233 recipients of the payment.

The next highest number of people who received such payment was from the wholesale and retail trade with 51,921 people. The arts, entertainment, and recreation sectors followed with 11,400 people.

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UK’s job scene in 2021 – What you must know

Jobs outlook in UK for 2021

Jobs outlook in UK for 2021

The updates in the UK employment scene must be interesting to those who are looking forward to work in UK. The labor market overview for February 2021 is the latest indicator for the developments in the UK employment scene. The facts revealed on observing the trends in the UK, especially in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, give the right direction with regard to what skilled foreign workers can look forward to.

Here are some major observations in the Labor Force Survey:

  • Since February 2020, payroll employees have reduced by 726,000.
  • Since February 2020, workers of the age group of 18 to 24 years had decreased the most in payroll employees.
  • There was a continuous increase in the unemployment rate subsequent to the fall in employment rates.
  • The number of job vacancies in the period from November 2020 to January 2021 was lower by 26% when compared with the status a year ago.
  • Annual growth in the average pay of employees kept on strengthening.
  • In January 2021, in comparison with December 2020, 83,000 more individuals were in payroll jobs.
  • In January 2021, in comparison with February 2020, there were 726,000 lesser payroll employees.
  • The UK employment rate was 75% in the 3 months to December 2020 which was 1.5% lesser than a year earlier and 0.3% lower than the previous quarter.
  • The redundancy rate was 12.3 people for every 1,000 employees in the 3 months leading to December 2020.
  • In January 2021, the claimant count rose to 2.6 million which included low-income workers or low-hour workers as well as those who weren’t working.
  • From November 2020 to January 2021, the UK had 599,000 vacancies, which was 211,000 lesser than a year ago as well as 64,000 in excess of the previous quarter.
  • The average total pay growth (along with bonuses) for the months from October 2020 to December 2020 rose to 4.7% and growth in regular pay (without bonuses) also rose to 4.1%.

The following skills will help you make a very handsome amount of money in 2021 in the UK:

  • Digital marketing
    • Digital Marketing Manager – £70,000 per annum
    • Virtual Assistants – £7,500 per month
  • Design
    • Graphic designers skilled in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign can charge from £200 to £500 per day as a freelancer.
    • In the fintech industries, UX designers get salaries of up to £100,000 per annum in London.
  • Coding
    • Those who are skilled in development, analytics, and data get salaries up to £150,000 per annum or £800 per day.
  • Copywriting
    • Freelancers can make up to £400 a day.
    • Senior copywriters could make up to £2,000 a day.
  • Video filming & editing
    • Experienced video editors could earn £500 a day.

Keep yourself updated on the status of jobs in the UK and find your opportunity to land a suitable job in the country.

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Earn big in 2021: Professions with top salaries in the UK

Earn big in 2021: Professions with top salaries in the US

Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - USA

Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - USA

It’s a dream for many to work in USA. A career in the USA is a promising opportunity to make the most of one’s skill and talent with international exposure and recognition. If you have the opportunity to study in USA too, then the value of your qualification will make your credentials much better.

Knowing the prospects of the US job market can motivate you to apply for a US work permit visa. Especially, in these COVID-19 times, jobs in fields like automation, engineering, human resources, and healthcare have increased. As the world nations are making all efforts to recover themselves from the onslaught of the pandemic, the USA is using US immigration to good measure to find skilled foreigners to help in bringing the situation back to a positive and prosperous mode.

So, here are some of the highest paid professions in the USA in 2021 that you can look up to.

Job title Median annual earnings Expected shift in employment from 2019-2029 % of workers holding a bachelor’s degree
Management Analyst $84,708 +10.7% 78%
Personal Financial Advisor $85,176 +4.4% 82.8%
Human Resources Manager $85,488 +6.3% 69.9%
Computer Programmer $85,956 -9.4% 73.1%
Software Quality Assurance Analyst & Tester $88,244
Mecnical Engineer $89,076 +3.9% 80.9%
Database Administrator & Architect $89,700 +9.7% 73.6%
Sales Manager $93,288 +3.5% 59.2%
Veterinarian $93,340 +15.9% 100%
Judge, Magistrate & misc. judicial workers $96, 512 +3.1%
Chemical Engineer $96,824 +4.4% 88.8%
Electrical & Electronic Engineer $96,928 +3.3%
Nurse $97,344 +52.4% 98.6%
Computer Hardware Engineer $98,228 +1.6% 81.2%
Computer Network Architect $98,904 +5% 55.6%
Physician Assistant $99,372 +31.3% 90.5%
Software Developer $99,840
Aerospace Engineer $100,828 +2.8% 90.1%
Computer & Information Systems Manager $104,936 +10.4% 74.8%
Information Security Analyst $108,056 +31.2% 69.2%
Dentists $108,108 +2.6%
Lawyer $109,044 +4% 98%
Pharmacist $115,544 -3.3% 97.2%
Chief Executive $124,904 -10% 71.6%
Architectural & Engineering Manager $125,476 +2.6% 83.4%

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Earn big in 2021: Professions with top salaries in Ireland

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Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - Ireland

Ireland has the fastest growing economy in the EU and hence is a great destination for skilled international workers to seek jobs. The job market of Ireland is dominated by the service sector. Opportunities for well-paid and career-building jobs are available, especially in the growing tech sector. As the country is an upcoming holiday destination for international tourists, jobs in hospitality and tourism are also up for grabs.

So, if you have decided to work overseas, consider Ireland as a prospective destination. The country will need skilled workers like you to fill the shortages in its labor market in sectors like:

  • Engineering
  • Business & Finance
  • Healthcare
  • IT
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Hospitality

You can start your efforts to migrate to work in Ireland by finding a job there. Though it’s not mandatory to have a job offer from Ireland to reach there, arriving to join employment in Ireland will make migration easier and substantial for you.

The processes of application and interview are the same as in the UK. So, if you are interested to land a job in Ireland, it would be great to check out whether your skills and experience match the highest-paid jobs in Ireland.

Before you learn more about the Ireland work visa, check out this list of the highest-paid jobs in the country for some motivation.

Profession Salary range (per annum)
Surgeons/Doctors €71,600 to €222,000
Judges €60,100 to €186,000
Lawyers €48,700 to €151,000
Bank Managers €45,800 to €142,000
Chief Executive Officers €42,900 to €133,000
Chief Financial Officers €40,100 to €124,000
Orthodontists €38,600 to €120,000
College Professors €34,300 to €106,000
Pilots €28,600 to €88,700
Marketing Directors €25,800 to €79,800

Few of these jobs require quite considerable experience spanning years. But if the profession fits your skills and qualification, you can chart your path to get to the high-paid position in Ireland.

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Earn big overseas – The highest-paid jobs in Germany in 2021

Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - Germany

 

Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - Germany

It’s time to check out Germany as your destination for employment overseas. To work in Germany, you need to be skilled, well-qualified, and even experienced in your line of work.

Germany is a country that values skill and expertise in migrants who are capable of contributing to the economic progress of the country. Germany is well-known as an industrial nation and is a favorite destination for youngsters when it comes to building a career. The social and economic advancement and the benefits one gets to enjoy from settling in Germany attract many from around the world to take a Germany work visa.

Germany immigration is a popular option for aspiring young people who think big about their future. To work in Germany in the highest-paid professions there would be anybody’s dream when one considers moving to the country.

The average gross monthly salary in Germany ranges from €1,870 to €6,756. When you check the facts, you can also find that:

  • The highest number of people under 24 years of age earns a salary of around €2,737.
  • The highest number of people between 25 and 34 years of age earns a salary of around €3,426.
  • The highest number of people between 35 and 44 years of age earns a salary of around €4,117.
  • The highest number of people between 45 and 54 years of age earns a salary of around €3,467.
  • The highest number of people above 55 years of age earns a salary of around €3,269.

The average salary of men in Germany is €4,145 and that of women is €3,915.

Now, let’s give you a sneak-peek into the highest paid professions in Germany in 2021:

  • Production Director Top Management – €8,032
  • Call Centre Director Top Management – €8,212
  • Logistics Director Top Management – €8,249
  • IT tester – automated tests Information Technology – €8,250
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager Pharmaceutical Industry – €8,286
  • Head of the Legal Department Management – €8,308
  • Sailor Transport, Haulage, Logistics – €8,319
  • Technical Director Top Management – €8,585
  • Marketing Director Top Management – €8,602
  • Judge Law & Legislation – €8,904
  • Pilot Transport, Haulage, Logistics – €9,017
  • Lead developer Information Technology – €9,054
  • Air Traffic Controller Transport, Haulage, Logistics – €9,189
  • Economic/Financial Manager Top Management – €9,558
  • IT Director Top Management – €9,614
  • Managing Director Top Management – €9,875
  • Leasing Director Leasing – €10,133
  • Sales Director Top Management – €10,257
  • Country Manager/Director Top Management – €10,885
  • Chief Executive Officer Top Management – €14,281

If any of these are your area of professional skill and expertise, your opportunities are waiting for you in Germany.

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Professions in South Africa to earn big bucks from in 2021

Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - South Africa

Top 10 Highest Paid Professions 2021 - South Africa

Are you planning to work overseas in South Africa in 2021? Then you must be interested in knowing about the jobs that are paid the highest in South Africa.

It’s a good idea to migrate on a South Africa work visa. The country has opportunities for you to get into well-paid skilled jobs for which foreigners are welcomed. So, without keeping you waiting, let’s explore the highest paid jobs in South Africa in 2021. We will see how much the

Software Engineer

Software Engineers make R1.2 million ($81,377.55) per year on average. Software Engineers are finding more opportunities in the country owing to the exponential growth in IT. In fact, Software Engineers are the highest paid professionals in South Africa.

Pilot

Pilots make R700,000 ($47,469.23) per year on average. It takes many years of training to become a pilot in the country. Besides, you will need to earn the required licenses and certifications to be ready to be recruited as a qualified pilot.

Lawyer

Lawyers earn R660,000 ($44,687.76) per year on average. Lawyers are treated as custodians of the country’s law and they are referred to as “learned colleagues” in South Africa.

IT Manager

IT Managers make R650,000 ($44,057.09) per year on average. As the world is going more digital, the importance of IT managers has increased a lot. The tech-based roles of IT managers are gaining growing significance by the day even in South Africa.

Medical Specialist

Medical Specialists make R630,000 ($42,697.65) per year on average. However, the earnings depend on your specialization. In South Africa, it takes at least 9 years to train as a general practitioner. Specialists are required to undergo advanced education along with clinical training.

Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum Engineers make R600,000 ($40,657.26) per year on average. These professionals mostly work at the oil refinery, engaged in oil exploration and exploitation.

Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers make R580,000 ($39,308.14) per year on average. The Air Traffic Controller is tasked with ensuring that an airplane flies at safe distances from each other and is on the right designated path assigned to it.

Management Consultant

A Management Consultant makes R550,000 ($37,381.11) per year on average. These professionals play a vital role in ensuring the top performance of businesses and organizations and their improvement in different dimensions.

Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountants make R435,000 ($29,541.82) per year on average. These professionals give important financial advice, ensure accuracy of accounts, audit accounts, and give trustworthy information about financial records to corporate establishments.

Actuary

An actuary makes R400,000 ($27,166.77) per year on average. Besides managing financial matters, these professionals can examine and assess the potential of an event that’s uncertain viz. hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. They assess the impact of the losses incurred by the organization as a result of these disasters.

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