Visa First Blog

A blog dedicated to Working Holidaymakers and people willing to immigrate



Canadian IEC program opens (5th March) for Ireland!

  There are three streams to the program Young Professionals – OPENED International co-op internship – OPENED Working Holiday visa – Register now and get ahead of the crowd. The IEC program has opened for the Young professional and internship streams. You need a job offer / placement offering in order to be accepted onto […]

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First Express Entry Draw for Canadian Residency Planned for Next Week

Since 1 Jan 2015, the Canadian government launched the new Express Entry immigration program to enable skilled people all over the world migrate to Canada faster. The skilled migration applications were processed in order of receipt before but now the immigration authority will pick up the top ranking candidates. It is expected that the first […]

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Pilot Program for Spouses to get a Canadian Open Work Permit More Quickly

The Canadian government started a new one-year program yesterday to allow spouses of inland applicants waiting for permanent residency to get an open work permit more quickly. A spokesman of Chris Alexander, Immigration Minister advised: “As we promised, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is launching a pilot program that will allow spouses being sponsored under the Inland […]

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Alberta Provincial Nominee Program Needs More Places

Canada Provincial Nominee Programs are focused on attracting overseas skilled workers to fulfill the local labour market needs and to nominate them for permanent residence. There are two main ways you can immigrate in Canada under the provincial nominee program – as a skilled/semi-skilled worker with a job offer or as a business entrepreneur. Some […]

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Canadian Express Entry Starting in 2015

As Visa First announced earlier this year, the Canadian Immigration introduces Express Entry as of 1 January 2015. This will help the selection of skilled migrants in the country. It is expected that the new program will bring in a lot of improvements to the Canadian Immigration policy, including faster processing, access of applicants from […]

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Ontario Introduces Its Own Immigration Legislation

The Canadian most populated province Ontario is introducing an Immigration legislation to increase the benefits of immigration. The proposed Immigration law is expected to assist the changes on the Canada Provincial Nominee Scheme, expected to allocate economic immigrants to most Canadian provinces, including Ontario. The suggested Immigration Act should facilitate the work of Ontario government […]

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GOOD NEWS ON CANADIAN ECONOMY

The Economy of Canada grows by 2.7 per cent in the third quarter of the year, which is faster increase than anyone expected. The energy and mining sectors, following by manufacturing, financial services and retail industry saw stable gains. Business investment expanded as well compared to the April-June period. The Canadian cities expected to remain […]

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Canada Working Holiday Visa – A Complete Guide

Canada is a magnificent country full of beauty and diversity and that’s the reason why so many young people choose it for backpacking every year. If you also think of heading to Canada, it’s good to know some brief facts about your visa options, main Canadian cities and territories, lifestyle and job opportunity first. You […]

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Studying Abroad – A Complete Guide

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience and probably one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Top 6 Reasons to Choose Studying Abroad? It’s an opportunity to get to know other cultures. It’s an opportunity to travel a lot. It’s an opportunity to better learn a language. It’s an opportunity to gain […]

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