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EXCELLENT opportunity for Indian professionals- Australia launches new Skills in Demand visa to fill critical job roles

The new “Skills in Demand” visa announced by Australia could benefit Indian professionals in several ways:

1.Increased job opportunities: The visa targets 800,000 unfilled vacancies in sectors like IT, engineering, healthcare, and construction. This opens doors for qualified Indian professionals in these fields to find jobs and build successful careers in Australia.

2.Faster application processing: The visa boasts priority processing for occupations on the “Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List” (PMSOL). This includes many professions common among Indian professionals, potentially leading to quicker visa approvals and shorter wait times.

3.Clearer pathway to permanent residency: The visa offers a defined pathway to permanent residency for eligible professionals. This provides stability and long-term prospects for those who wish to settle in Australia and contribute to the nation’s economy.

Overall, the “Skills in Demand” visa presents a promising opportunity for Indian professionals seeking exciting career opportunities and a rewarding future in Australia.

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Recently, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes to the English test requirements for people applying for a Study Permit in Canada using the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program as follows:

From 10 August 2023, IELTS Academic test takers will no longer need to achieve a minimum 6.0 score in all individual test skills. Now just a 6.0 overall band score is required making it easier to choose IELTS Academic to get admission.

Can you use IELTS General Training for your SDS Visa application?

Yes, both tests are accepted by IRCC for the SDS Study Permit Program.

IRCC requires a band score of 6.0 in every section of the test (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) for IELTS General Training. Whereas with IELTS Academic test, only an overall or average band score of 6.0 is required.

For example:

Sukhbir sat the IELTS Academic test and secured a 6.5 score in Listening, 5.5 in Reading, 5.5 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking. Despite getting 5.5 in two sections, he still qualifies for SDS as his Overall band score is 6.0 (6.5 + 5.5 + 5.5 + 6.5 / 4 = 6).

Up until the 10th of August 2023, applicants for SDS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 in each individual skill area in IELTS Academic. However, with the recent changes this is no longer required.

The table below shows some of the scores test takers can now achieve to be accepted for SDS applications:

ReadingWritingListeningSpeakingOverall Score

Note: Before this announcement, they would have been required to retake the IELTS Academic test and get a band score of 6.0 in each skill.

You can apply to SDS with IELTS Academic or General Training test scores up to 2 years old. This means you can also use test scores received before 10th August to apply to SDS after the changes take effect on 10th August. It’s easy with IELTS!

Canada’s Recognized Employer Pilot aims to simplify the application process for temporary foreign workers.

To tackle labour shortages, the Canadian government plans to initiate the Recognized Employer Pilot in September which aims to alleviate administrative complexities for compliant employers.

Advantages for Immigration Applicants:

  1. Streamlined Process: Recognized employers, known for their compliance with TFWP requirements, could offer applicants a quicker pathway to secure employment.
  2. Enhanced Job Prospects: As recognized employers are likely to have a strong record of responsible hiring practices, job seekers may have greater chances of being hired.
  3. Employer Reputation: Choosing to work for a recognized employer could provide applicants with the assurance of ethical and compliant work environments.

Access Institute’s comprehensive training and Access Worldwide’s consulting services play a pivotal role in assisting applicants in their journey towards successful immigration. With a deep understanding of intricate immigration procedures and policies, we offer tailored guidance, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in the application process. Our licensed professionals collaborate closely with applicants, providing support from eligibility assessments to document preparation and submission. Our specialized language training programs enhance language proficiency, a crucial aspect of immigration success. By alleviating the complexities and offering personalized solutions, Access empowers applicants to navigate the immigration process with confidence and increase their chances of a positive outcome.