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UK’s Immigration Cut Targeted At Halting Nigerians’ Japa Move

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UK’s Immigration Cut Targeted At Halting Nigerians’ Japa Move

Suella Braverman, the UK’s home secretary, has stated that her office intends to reduce immigration levels, which may block the way for many Nigerians looking to start new lives abroad.

The minister claimed that the number of students entering the UK was too high and needed to be reduced.

She stated in an interview with The Telegraph that cutting net migration is her “unfiltered, unvanished, unabashed position.”

Similar to her predecessor Priti Patel, Ms. Braverman emphasized that the UK is under strain as a result of the immigration.

She stated that “mass and fast migration pose structural stresses to our country.” stressing on the need to deal with an increasing number of people moving into the UK, with the government adopting a realistic and logical approach to the number of individuals entering the country.

Furthermore, Ms. Braverman claimed that there were too many students entering the UK and that this number needed to be reduced, which could restrict the options available to many Nigerians hoping to start new lives in Europe.

UK’s Immigration Cut Targeted At Halting Nigerians’ Japa Move

“We definitely have to reduce the number of work visas, students and dependents,” she said.

There is no rationale, in her opinion, for students or low-skilled employees coming to the UK for a brief period of time to study, to bring along family members.

“Is it appropriate for you to bring your family if you are going here for an undergraduate degree? No, it is not acceptable for you to bring your family members in if you are coming here for low-skilled labor or on a temporary visa. No?” she rhetorically posed.

The new Home Secretary’s intention to reduce immigration may have the greatest negative impact on Nigerians.

According to Home Office data quoted by UK DailyMail, Nigerians accounted for 40 per cent of dependents who accompanied foreign students in the 12 months to June despite Nigerian students making up only 7 per cent of foreign students in the period under review.

“Some 34,000 Nigerians were given study visas in the UK, bringing with them a total of 31,898 dependents. A similar ratio was recorded for work visas, with 8,972 Nigerians issued with one in the 12 months to June bringing with them 8,576 dependents,” DailyMail reported.

The UK had in May opened new migration routes, inviting people from all over the world to immigrate to the UK through applications to work, live and study.

UK’s Immigration Cut Targeted At Halting Nigerians’ Japa Move

Immigrants are allowed to travel with family members with no cap placed on the number.

Migration to the UK costs thousands of pounds for principal migrants and their families. The system requires that migrants have “enough money” to cater for their needs.

For instance, the High Potential Individual scheme costs £715 and is open to people who graduated from top non-UK universities in the past five years.

It allows graduates to bring their families, although they must also have maintenance funds of at least £1,270.

Others who may also be affected by Ms Braverman’s move include Indian nationals who received 117,965 study visas in the same period and Chinese nationals who were the second most common nationality granted study visas in the year ending June 2022, with 115,056 visas granted.

Nigeria comes third after both countries with 65,929 visas granted.

 

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Getting A Quick Work Permit In The Netherlands

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Getting A Quick Work Permit In The Netherlands

Getting a work permit in a foreign country is never an easy affair, and it rings through for the Netherlands, especially for individuals far off from the European Economic Area countries like Switzerland.

Nevertheless, there are some subtle tricks one needs to consider or particularly be aware of to aid in such efforts especially for a newbie looking to migrate to the Netherlands on relocation and work basis.

What is interesting to note for a foreigner relocating into the Netherlands from a country that isn’t within the European Economic Area region is that, a work permit is obviously necessary, and of course, they come in two forms dubbed as the TWV and the GVVA.

Now, the TWV translates as roughly a work permit, but the GVVA translates as both a residential permit as well as a work permit.

For non EEA nationals looking to work in the Netherlands for a period longer than 3 months, it is imperative to apply for the GVVA.

This can only be done if the employer has already issued you the TWV which is the work permit on your behalf. However, the thing about the employment insurance agency issuing a TWV is dependent on the agency meeting some vital criteria.

The criteria entail the employment agency proving there aren’t qualified candidates within the European Union, although some special jobs would not require much strict rulings.

Now, once the TWV is acquired, the employment insurance agency keeps a duplicate and sends the actual document to the hiring firm.

The catch about the work permit in Netherlands is that, highly skilled workers who can add to knowledge based economy of the country stand greater chance at being granted a work permit like it is in most countries.

The conditions following the issuance of work permits in the Netherlands are that:

Getting A Quick Work Permit In The Netherlands

An employer can only employ someone from outside the EEA unless they cannot find someone suitable from any of the EEA countries like Switzerland or etcetera.

Or that the vacancy has been open for at least 5 weeks to months and such positions are considered very difficult to fill.

The employer must also prove that the company has sought for such candidates from within the Netherlands and the EEA countries without arriving at a suitable candidate.

There are foreigners who wouldn’t encounter much stringent rules while applying for work permits and they include the categories of students who combine studies with a job no more than 16 hours a week, interns, Trainees learning on the job, Artists with higher incomes than the threshold, asylum seekers who work 24 weeks over a 52 week period and religious clerics.

Getting A Quick Work Permit In The Netherlands

You can learn more about the category of these foreign workers in the UWV and IND websites.

Participating companies in this program includes;

Dutch multinationals and global companies such as Heineken, Philips, KPMG, Unilever, KLM, ING, Elsevier, and many others not solely restricted to being owned by Dutch nationals but based in the Netherlands.

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Canada Mobility Options Gets Migrants Travelling To Over 180 Countries Visa-Free

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Canada Mobility Options Grants Migrants Visa-Free Green Card

In building Canada’s economy, Canada has crafted an innovative investment schemes through its Mobility Options program that grants citizenship to the country’s innovative investors.

Among affluent nations, the Canadian economy has recovered from the COVID-19 epidemic one of the quickest this year.

Its net debt-to-GDP ratio of 30.5% is the lowest among the G7 nations, and its economy is now 102.6% larger than it was before 2020.

In order to address a major labor shortage, Canada has revealed plans to drastically expand the number of immigrants entering the nation, with a goal of 500,000 arriving each year by 2025.

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship stated of the scheme saying:

“Last year, we welcomed the most newcomers in a single year in our history. This year’s immigration levels plan will help businesses find the workers they need, set Canada on a path that will contribute to our long-term success, and allow us to make good on key commitments to vulnerable people fleeing violence, war, and persecution,”

In contrast to Canadian passport holders, who have access to 180 countries, including the EU and Schengen countries, the United States, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, Nigerian citizens only have visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to 46 countries.

According to Tukeni Obasi, Vice President, Diaspora of Mobility Options, the Canadian Start-up Visa program is intending to:

“…allow foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to create an innovative business in Canada and apply for permanent residence.

“With its leading trade market, the program is aimed at providing permanent residence to entrepreneurs, active investors in companies, and expanding businesses that seek to establish a presence in Canada. “

Entrepreneurs from outside Canada must submit a creative, scalable start-up business idea that has been accepted by one of the designated business incubators, angel investors, or venture capitalists in order to be granted permanent residency in Canada.

A letter of support is sent to the client after approval, enabling them and their family to submit an application for permanent residence.

In describing the Canada Mobility options and its merits, Panebi Oboh states that:

“Canadian citizens enjoy a high standard of living with multicultural, easygoing, and vibrant cities. It is an excellent place to do business, with access to the entire North American market. Citizens and Permanent Residents receive affordable, high-quality education, modern medical care, a high level of social standards, and citizen protection.

“The right to reside in the country and obtain Canadian citizenship by investment is allowed for your family members as well. These combined benefits make a second passport very appealing to anyone looking to travel with limited visa requirements and looking to ensure their family’s safety and security.”

Canada Mobility Options Grants Migrants  Visa-Free Green Card

According to Mobility Options President Ebi Obaro:

“Mobility is the biggest motivating factor for high-net-worth individuals who seek quick travel processes so they can freely move around for business, holidays, and trade events without filling out laborious visa documents and scheduling appointments at visa offices.”

In order to support economies, governments require revenue from Citizenship through Investment. Businesses need it to expand, as do entire industries. Families require it to locate a home that is safe and secure. Every party involved benefits, therefore everything works out well.

To learn more about Mobility Options and its citizenship by investment programs, click here.

 

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Salzburg Global Seminar Providing Undergraduates Internship Privilege In Austria

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Salzburg Global Seminar Undergraduate Internship Scheme

Applications are being accepted for Salzburg Global Seminar internship program in Austria till 2023. Undergraduates and recent graduates from all across the world are eligible for the internship.

The internship is for students who wish to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations while simultaneously learning in an exhilarating foreign setting.

The mission of the autonomous, non-profit Salzburg Global Seminar, which was established in 1947, is to inspire present and future leaders to create a better world. Its multi-year programs aim to reduce gaps, increase collaboration, and change existing systems.

In order to spur fresh thinking and action and to link regional innovators with global resources, the initiative brings together exceptional talent from different generations, cultures, and industries.

Salzburg Global Seminar Providing Undergraduates Internship Privilege In Austria

International undergraduates with at least three years of accredited study may submit an application, but those who have recently graduated from college or who are just beginning their graduate studies and whose interests and qualifications fit well with Salzburg Global’s programs and activities are given preference.

Through the three-month internship program, interns can expand their knowledge and abilities while also getting access to the network of Salzburg Global Fellows.

Although the internships are unpaid, participants will receive free lodging and meals at Schloss Leopoldskron, free transportation to and from their home country, insurance, and help with the visa application procedure.

For information on how to apply, see Communications Internship. The times are consistent throughout 2023.

Regarding diversity, Salzburg Global Seminar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salzburg Global Seminar Providing Undergraduates Internship Privilege In Austria

For additional information on the scheme, check the Salzburg Global Seminar website.

Salzburg Global Seminar serves as a non profit organization that hosts conferences on topics like public policy, journalism, corporate governance, charity, healthcare, education, culture, finance, technology, and the environment.

More than 40,000 participants, also known as Salzburg Global Fellows, from more than 170 nations have been welcomed by Salzburg Global since its founding in 1947. Clemens Heller, an Austrian native, created it in 1946.

Austria, a landlocked nation in southern Central Europe in the eastern Alps, will host it. The capital of Austria is Vienna, and it is well known for its castles, palaces, and other works of architecture. Despite the fact that German is Austria’s official language, 73% of people can speak English.

 

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