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Australian Government makes changes in Parent Visa

The Australian Government had a plan to introduce legislative changes making the sponsoring of a parent’s visa more expensive. This measure, introduced by Dan Tehan, Social Services Minister, was reversed, as it was facing a challenge in the Senate. There was increasing anger in the migrant communities in this matter.  The government wanted to undo this regulation, as it was better than facing a defeat in the Senate. The members of Labor, cross-benchers like Rex Patrick, Derryn Hinch, Stirling Griff and Tim Storer, were backing the dis-allowance motion of Greens for stopping this change.

Senator McKim said that the minister agreed to issue a new determination, which takes the assurances of support level, back to what it was in the past. The government intended to increase the amount of money, two to three folds that people had to earn, before sponsoring the family member to immigrate Australia.


The changes, took effect in April, and required the residents to have a high salary for bringing their parents to the country on a visa. The amount of annual income for two parents was $86,607. Prior to this law it was merely $45,000. The decision now is that the government will follow the old rules and reassess the condition of migrants who applied after the change in April. Applicants had to face a great deal of trouble and challenges in meeting the new criteria.  It was very hard for them to afford the new changes. Presently they are relieved after this development.

The Australian Government is taking measures to ensure that the fresh immigrants possessed the financial capacity to support their stay. It also wanted to make sure that the social security system was sustainable.

Implications of the changes

The change if made would have affected several migrants who are on waiting list for visas for a long time. The migration agencies in the country received many calls from clients appearing on the waiting list for sponsoring their parents who were afraid of failing in meeting the requirements of the government.

Emma Campbell, CEO of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia, said that there were many benefits for new migrants in parental migration. Moreover she welcomed the decision of reversal.

Family reunion was important for Australians who have a migrant background. It helps settlement, improves social cohesion and enhances the contribution to the economy. It was a firm step towards boosting the economic prosperity.

Australians of immigrant background were really concerned that the people earning a low income would not get the opportunity to see their family members.

The waiting period

The waiting period for a parent visa to arrive in Australia is presently around three years for common visas, and 30 years for some other types. These Cases are examined by the Department of Home Affairs.

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UK workforce demands 200000 Immigrants yearly to resolve post Brexit debacle

UK workforce demands 200000 Immigrants yearly to resolve post Brexit debacle UK is subsequently facing repercussion of a weakening Economy with the demand of 2,00,000 immigrants yearly needs to be bucketed to avoid the collapse of its falling GDP growth resulting due to the alarming labor market situation which is attributed to falling dependency ratio. This ratio is mainly concerned with the no. of working class present age of the to the present age of the elderly working class, i.e., above 65 yrs.

This figure is supposed to fall under 3.5 which had in the past been above 5.This causes ripples in the economic proposition which demands the working class individuals to be young and dynamic rather than being aged above the criteria which have been a standard of 45-50yrs.The industry-wise demand of laborers is different based on the need of the prevailing market condition with subsequent employee shortage.

At least 1,30,000 foreign workers will be required each year to fulfill U K’s workforce demands with propensity. With growing number of people aged above 65 yrs, health-care claims would increase which would also result in declining GDP.

With industries in hospitality, food processing and agriculture sector mainly requiring a minimum of 60,000 inflow of immigrants yearly to sustain the quality and capacity of work going on. It has now become a prerogative of UK  ministerial board post-Brexit to understand the implications in the absence of Immigration

Canada to receive applications under AINP program from January 27

canada pr from indiaCanada’s scenic province Alberta will begin accepting the applications under the prestigious AINP program from 27, January 2016. Alberta Migrant Nomination Program is a provincial program and attracts skilled professionals from different parts of the world. This program is not related to federal express entry scheme.

AINP nominates professionals under three categories: 

The AINP Employer- Scheme: 

This stream attracts skilled professionals with job offers from the Canadian employer. The skill set of the professionals must match with the Skilled Occupation List of Canada.

The AINP Strategic Recruitment Scheme: 

This stream picks the new comers whose trade is recognized by the Alberta Apprenticeship and industrial training. Strategic scheme gives priority to the skilled workers who have been trained in Alberta. 

The AINP Self-Employed Farmer Stream 

This self-employed stream attracts experienced entrepreneur who can invest CDN $ 500,000 in agriculture sector. The prospective applicants must submit a business plan to the Alberta.

Alberta is the most beautiful place to settle with wide range of opportunities. The provincial program offers good facilities for skilled professionals with modern way of life.

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CIC Publishes 20th Express Entry Draw Results

Previously the CIC has conducted about 19 Express entry draw during the period between January 31st 2015 to 23rd October 2015. For 20th Express entry draw, the Cut off score to receive an invite is about 484 points. We find there exist difference between the cut score for 19th as well as 20th draw, this time the CIC has decreased the cut score by points, thus all individuals who have got 484 score or above points, they would have received an invite to apply for Canada Permanent residency.

We find the time gap between the two draws is more than fortnight and to be precise the gap between the two draws is 19th and 20th draw is about 20 days.

The individuals who have not got an invite this time from CIC to apply for Canada PR are expecting to get an invite from CIC when it does conduct the next draw.