Canada & Australia Skilled Worker Immigration

Canada & Australia Skilled Worker Immigration

There are a number of countries globally that have a requirement for skilled workers. Canada, Australia and New Zealand all have very active migration strategies to ensure their skills shortage is filled with migrants from all over the world. Taqaddum has years of experience helping skilled workers and their families migrate to Canada and Australia in particular, with the aim of filling those skills shortages and creating a new and better life for many families.
Skilled Workers are persons with suitable education, work experience, age and language abilities under one of Canada’s official languages (English and French) and Australia’s (English) who are selected under the Immigration system to apply for permanent residence.

Canada Skilled Immigration

Canada is seeing signs of worker shortages in several professions -including engineers, doctors and nurses, business managers and many others. Added to this is the fact that the population in some Canadian provinces is shrinking, and employers are having difficulty filling their rosters with skilled help.
According to a survey by Canada’s Federation of Independent Business, one out of 20 jobs remains unfilled because of an inability to find suitably skilled labour. This represents about 250,000 to 300,000 vacant jobs in small- and medium-sized businesses alone.
In 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of candidates in the pool are ranked under a Comprehensive Ranking System. The highest ranked candidates will be considered for an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Qualified applicants are evaluated against six factors to determine their eligibility for immigration to Canada. Applicants must obtain a score in order to qualify. This score normally lowers each month allowing applicants with lower scores to be nominated. The Canada Immigration selection factors are:

  • Education
  • Language
  • Employment experience
  • Age
  • Arranged employment
  • Adaptability

To find out how you can qualify and be one of the many people Taqaddum helps to migrate to Canada each year, please contact us for a free assessment.

Australia Skilled Immigration

Just like Canada, Australia is a large country with a relatively low population. A recent study in Australia says Australia needs 250,000 migrants a year to boost the economy by $1.6 trillion by 2050.

Skilled migrants today must meet particular criteria related to in-demand occupations, skills and English. Reforms during the past five years have tightened eligibility and Australia now accepts only the best and brightest. While there is a residual pipeline still to exhaust of applicants under past programs, under rules applicable before 2010, future skilled migrants will be the highly skilled kind Australia needs.

Current shortages affect mainly skilled tradespeople, and, to a lesser extent, skilled professionals, particularly in medicine and related fields. As of 2015 Australia’s Department of Employment reported that a total of 6 professions and 21 trades had been suffering consistent national shortages since 2007, with dozens more suffering shortages in certain states.

If you are under 45, and have 6-7 years of experience in a shortage trade or profession (inclusive of training/apprenticeship/study) it is likely that we can get you an Australian visa – even if you cannot pass the current points test. Talk to one of our experienced consultants today about Australia Immigration.
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