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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



7 Top Places to Visit in Perth

Perth is ranked one of the best places to live on the planet and also one of the world’s sunniest capital city. These are the top 7 places to visit in Perth: 1. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Kings Park and Botanic Garden are often called the green heart of the city. It is located […]

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Living in Australia After Graduation

If your study in Australia is near to its end and if you are not ready to leave Australia just right now, then you have no other choice but stay and look for a job! There are a number of options for those of you seeking a job in Australia. Job Opportunities for Graduates in […]

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Canadian vs U.S. Immigration Policies

Canada and the United States have very different immigration policies. One of the biggest difference between the migration systems of both countries is that Canadian immigration is based on employment and qualification while the U.S immigration is based primarily on family ties. Canadian migration policy is an example of an employment-based system with a lot […]

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New Zealand Immigration Rule Change

From 1 November 2015, points awarded for New Zealand Skilled visa to people with a job offer outside Auckland will be increased from 10 to 30. Under the current immigration requirements the applicants who can get 140 points get residency. Kiwis will still be given priorities for jobs but if there are no locals to […]

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Moving to Ireland – Complete Guide

Moving abroad is always a big step requiring a lot of planning and coordination. So, be prepared for this change in your lifestyle. It might be good to know that all European Union passport holders are not required a visa to live and work in Ireland. However, people from the countries below need to get […]

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Moving to New Zealand

There’s no one best place in New Zealand to head off – it all depends on your intentions. Whether you’ll give priority to your job and move to a place with excellent job prospects or you prefer to run away from the crowded metropolitan area and get back to nature – it’s all your choice! […]

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Essentials for All New Melburnians

Melbourne – One of the best cities to live in the world, nations from all over the world, colourful, vibrant, crazy, beautiful, welcoming. From the Airport to the City When you first arrive at the Tullamarine Melbourne airport and you don’t have somebody to pick you up you can use Sky Bus. It operates 24/7 […]

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How to Get Your Trade Qualifications Recognised in Australia?

There is a number of Australian visas requiring recognition of your overseas trade qualifications in order to meet the Australian standards. We’ve summarized below some of the most frequently asked questions everyone is interested in: Do I actually need skills assessment before I get my Australian skilled migrant visa? Yes, you do need it. In […]

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What’s New on the Australian 457 Business Sponsorship visa?

There are few changes on the 457 Business Sponsorship Visa that came into effect recently. 1. English Language Requirement Although the Government didn’t support expanding the list of nationalities exempt from English language test, there are still good news. In addition to IELTS and OET, the Australian government starts accepting TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and […]

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Australian Skilled Migrant Visa – Current Update

The waiting time for the Expression of Interest (EOI) applications lodged in January 2015 was two weeks. Because of the larger number of EOIs lodged between December 2014 and March 2015, it is expected that their processing will take a little bit longer. The occupational quota for ICT Business and System Analysts has already been […]

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