Monday, July 18, 2011

Changes to Skilled Migration Category New Zealand

On the 25 July 2011 a number of changes to the Skilled Migrant Category will be coming into effect.

Qualification points will be 40 if Qualification level is below 7 and patner's points will also be decreased from 20 to 10 if Patner's Qualification is below Level 7.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Zealand Desperately Needs Skilled Migrants

According to Ruth Dyson, New Zealand Labour Party spokesperson on immigration, New Zealand is in dire need of more skilled immigration. There are skills shortages in many areas of the New Zealand economy. Immigration is good for the New Zealand economy. Government research suggests that even at existing immigration levels there will be a gain of $28 billion to the New Zealand economy by 2021.

Dyson feels that Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman's stance on immigration is detrimental to the Kiwi economy.

"The Minister's response seems to be that we have an increasing number of unemployed, therefore we should reduce the number of people coming to New Zealand from overseas," Dyson said. "This is an extremely shallow and damaging analysis."

"This is too important for short term thinking. We need to retain and attract the skills that we need to build a strong New Zealand for the future," she added.

Monday, July 11, 2011


According to International Salary Survey, Japan and Hong Kong are the only countries outside Western Europe that rank in the top ten for pay, where IT managers earn an average of US$112,300 and US$97,600 a year respectively. Hong Kong stands at number 8 in the ranking who pay lucrative salaries to IT professionals out of Ten Countries.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) HK$478,862
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) HK$423,640
Information Technology (IT) Manager HK$510,518
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer HK$348,741
General / Operations Manager HK$563,297
Design Architect HK$359,316
Business Development Manager HK$307,226

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1 July 2011 - Points Test for Certain Skilled Migration Visas

The points test is a mechanism used to help select skilled migrants who offer the best in terms of economic benefit to Australia. The points test creates a selection process that is transparent and objective, awarding points to the skills and attributes considered to be in need in Australia. The 1 July 2011 points test is designed to select the best and brightest skilled migrants who will make the optimum economic contribution to Australia. It does not give undue weight to any one factor and recognizes a broader range of skills and attributes, focusing on:

• better English levels

• more extensive skilled employment

• higher level qualifications obtained in Australia and overseas

• better targeted age ranges

Points will no longer be awarded for specific occupations, although all applicants must still nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and have their skills assessed in their nominated occupation.

The pass mark is the total amount of points needed to be eligible for grant of a visa and will be set at 65 points. A table summarizing the points awarded can be found at the end of this fact sheet. The points test only applies to applicants for the following visas:

• Subclass 475 Skilled – Regional Sponsored • Subclass 487 Skilled Regional Sponsored

• Subclass 175 Skilled Independent

• Subclass 176 Skilled Sponsored

Information about eligibility requirements

To apply for one of the above visas, applicants need to satisfy the following threshold requirements:

• be under 50 years of age at the time of applying for a visa.

• meet the threshold English language requirement of competent English.

• nominate and hold a skilled assessment for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List at the time of lodging their application.

• provide evidence of recent skilled employment in a skilled occupation or have recently completed the Australian Study requirement.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

New points test for general skilled migration visas

Millions of people around the world want to migrate to Australia to live and work. Skilled migration is a selective process. An important public policy issue therefore is how to allocate the limited number of places in the skilled migration program to make sure they are given to people who will best contribute to Australia.

Since 1979, Australia has used a points test to determine which applicants can qualify for skilled migration. The first of these points test systems was called the ‘Numerical Multifactor Assessment System (NUMAS)’ (catchy name!). The original model accounted for factors such as family ties, occupational and language skills. The idea was that these factors would indicate if someone would settle well in Australia.

While the points test has changed throughout the years, the basic foundations are the same – a points test creates a fair and transparent mechanism for the selection of suitable permanent migrants. Because the requirements are made clear by the points test, aspiring migrants can work out if they achieve the pass mark before they apply. This transparency might be why more and more migrant-receiving countries have incorporated some form of points test in their selection processes.

A recent review of the system found that the current points test has been skewing permanent migration towards a small number of occupations, such as hairdressers and cooks, which partly led to an imbalance in the overall skilled migration program. Following the review, a new points test was developed. This new points test will commence on 1 July 2011 will apply to permanent skilled migration visas where the applicant does not have an employer sponsor.

Importantly, the changes to the points test make skilled migration to Australia more responsive to the needs of the economy. The new test does not give undue weight to any one factor and recognises a broader range of skills and attributes. The changes focus on:

•better English levels
•more extensive skilled work experience
•higher level qualifications obtained in Australia and overseas
•changes to age ranges.

Points are no longer awarded for occupations. All people must nominate for an occupation that is on the Skilled Occupation List. These occupations are carefully selected, based on the advice of Skills Australia, to help meet Australia’s medium to long term economic and labour market needs. For instance, in the resources sector there are long term supply issues relating to engineers. Therefore, different types of engineering occupations (19!) feature prominently on the Skilled Occupation List.

There can be confusion when points and occupation lists change because of misunderstanding about different visa streams. Therefore, it’s important to be aware that the new points test only affects one component of the skilled migration program – points tested skilled migration. These changes won’t apply to business skilled or employer sponsored skilled migration visa categories. These changes also have no impact to temporary skilled migration, such as the 457 visa.

The new points test is designed to select the skilled migrants who will make the optimum economic contribution to Australia.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Right of Abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Upon completion of 6 years in Hong Kong under QMAS you will be granted Right of Abode.

What does the right of abode mean?
The right of abode means that you are entirely free from Hong KongImmigration Control. In other words, you do not need to get permission from an Immigration Officer to enter the HK and you can live and work in the HK without restriction.

Who has the right of abode?
All Hong Kong citizens have the right of abode, along with certain other other countries

The right of abode in the HKSAR will allow you the right:

•To land in the HKSAR
•To be free from any condition of stay (including a limit of stay) in the HKSAR;
•Not to be deported from the HKSAR; and
•Not to be removed from the HKSAR.

Right to Land
If you lose your right of abode in the HKSAR you will automatically acquire the right to land in the HKSAR in accordance with the law, which will allow you the right:

•To land in the HKSAR
•To be free from any condition of stay (including a limit of stay) in the HKSAR; and
•Not to be removed from the HKSAR.
You will be able to enter the HKSAR freely to live, study and work without any restriction.