News & Events


Date : Wednesday, 9 December 2015 

Time : 11 AM to 1 PM  

Venue :  Success Route , Saket Delhi



26 January 2015.

Quebec program soon to be open. A new list for areas of training is in place.


Changes have been made to the List of areas of training and will be effective January 26, 2015.




02 January 2015.

Express Entry now Launched 


Canada’s ‘Express entry’ immigration system to be a boon for skilled immigrants

"One of the positives under the system is shorter processing time. What is uncertain, however, is how applicants will be selected and if they remove the 'firstcome, first-served' approach completely; I forecast backlogs and many applicants waiting in the pool with uncertainty''says Divya Bakshi Arya, an immigration lawyer with offices in Vancouver and Delhi- Economic times 




19 December 2014.

Canada is all set to reunite more families..
Parent and Grandparent program re-opening January 2, 2015

Today, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the parent and grandparent program (PGP) will re-open on January 2, 2015.  
Alexander highlighted the success of the PGP, stating that Canada has welcomed more than 70,000 parents and grandparents since 2012.



6 December 2014  

Canada- A gate way to opportunities this New Year. 
Express Entry will be launched at 12 noon EST January 1st 2015  

The Express Entry electronic application management system will apply to four existing economic programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program. 
Potential candidates will be able to complete their profile online and get accepted into the express entry pool for Invitation to apply for permanent residence. The first draw for an invitation to apply is planned for the last week of January.

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17 November 2014.

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements to be extended to 55 new education providers to commence from 23 November 2014.

Under the new SVP guidelines, international students studying with an approved low-risk provider will be assessed against Assessment Level 1 criteria, even if they are from a country classified as an Assessment Level 3.
The instrument will also allow streamlined processing rights to be extended to advanced diploma students studying in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for the first time, with currently only universities and other educational degree-providers that offer a Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate courses eligible for the arrangement



7 September 2014

Study permits issued to international students up by 26 percent since 2012.

Canada is on track to welcome a record number of foreign students this year, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander announced today.
103,999 study permits were issued from January to September this year, an 11-percent increase from the same period in 2013 (93,717) and a 26-percent increase for the same period in 2012 (84,207).

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31 October 2014. 

New Zealand in the sixth place in the overall rankings in for quality of life, but voted the best destination for raising a family abroad. 

According to the recently released HSBC 's Expat Explorer Survey 2014, The country ranks as the easiest place for immigrants  to set up a new life, making it a popular option for young and old to enjoy a high quality lifestyle.

The majority of expat parents living in New Zealand commented on the improved health and well-being and safety of their children, as well as saying they are bringing up more confident and well-rounded individuals. "Life is what you make it here - there are more opportunities for children, both educationally and socially," said one expat.




 3 September 2014.

New Zealand student visa applications now online.

People from all over the world who want to study in New Zealand can now apply for their visas online. The new Immigration New Zealand (INZ) service allows students to apply, pay fees and upload documents online.
Until the widespread introduction of label-less visas (e-visas) next year, customers will still need to provide their passports through Visa Application Centres offshore or to the INZ Palmerston North office onshore.

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 15 August 2014. 

International student enrolment strengthening in New Zealand. 

Education New Zealand (ENZ) recently released its full-year report on international enrolment for 2013 and the numbers tell a tale of two sharply contrasting trends over the course of the year. 
Building on preliminary reports of a declining enrolment in the first part of 2013, the full-year data show that student numbers were indeed off sharply from January to April, with a 5% decline compared to the same period for 2012. However, the balance of the year saw growth across nearly all education sectors, and particularly in higher education.





15th August 2014

Attracting entrepreneurs through Canada's Start-up Visa

The Start-up Visa Program is an important part of the government's plan to build a fast and flexible economic immigration system, with a primary focus on meeting the new and emerging needs of the Canadian economy.
Quick facts

  • The Start-up Visa Program, the first of its kind in the world, links experienced Canadian private sector firms with innovative foreign entrepreneurs who want to launch their start-up companies in Canada.
  • In July, the first successful applicants were welcomed to Canada after gaining the support of GrowLab Ventures of Vancouver.
  • In January 2015, CIC will launch a new electronic application management system called Express Entry, which will offer a faster and more effective way to welcome economic immigrants to Canada than ever before.


15 August 2014

Maximum number of applications for Skilled Workers under Quebec Skilled Worker Quota achieved.

The maximum number of 6500 applications for a selection certificate received under the Regular Skilled Worker Program has been attained. Applications received beyond this maximum number will be returned to the candidates. The attainment of the maximum number of applications does not apply to you if:

  • You submit an application under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program);
  • You have a valid employment offer in hand;
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada has informed you that it has agreed to process your application for permanent residence in Canada;
  • You are a temporary resident and eligible to submit an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec.

New rules regarding the intake and processing of applications will come into effect on April 1, 2015.

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6 August 2014

Change in CanterburySkills Shortage List

The Canterbury Skill Shortage List (CSSL) has been revised with effect from 6 August 2014 to add one occupation – Plumber (General)
Revise the requirements that applicants with occupations on the CSSL need to meet to apply for a work visa using the CSSL. The changes affect three occupations:

  • Drainlayer – to reflect the requirement to be licensed or authorised by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board
  • Carpenter and Joiner – to clarify the requirements where a person is qualified for both occupations
  • Telecommunications Engineer – to update qualifications for the occupation.

The new requirements are available through the Skill shortage check list.

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15 July 2014

Gearing up for the launch of Express Entry

The Express Entry electronic application management system will apply to four existing economic programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program. Through Express Entry, foreign nationals who meet the criteria for one of the federal immigration programs will be placed into a pool, from which employers will be able to consider candidates who meet their needs when they cannot find a Canadian or permanent resident for the job. The Government of Canada’s new and improved Job Bank will help facilitate matches between Canadian employers and Express Entry candidates.

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 23 May 2014

Alternative English Language tests for Australian visa applicants

From November 2014, the department will accept English language test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) across the Temporary Graduate, Skilled, Former Resident and Work and Holiday visa programmes. Scores from the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test will also be accepted from early 2015.

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 13 May 2014. 

New Zealand rolls out marketing campaign and new visa services.

New Zealand is taking its goal to double the value of its international education sector by 2025 (to NZ $5 billion) very seriously. In 2013, the government invested an additional NZ$40 million in funding over four years to promote the country as an international study destination, with the guidance that special attention be paid to key markets such as China, India, Southeast Asia, and South America.

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16 April 2014

Review of the Silver Fern Job Search policy

The Silver Fern Job Search category usually opens in April each year. The category is currently being reviewed and it is intended that it will open in late 2014. Further details will be available once the review is completed.

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