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February 27, 2023

Skilled Independent Visa or Subclass 189 visa invites foreign workers with unique skills that the Australian Labour Market lacks, and lets them settle and work in Australia permanentlyOf course, NOT ALL skills are at a deficit in Australian markets, the skills are listed in the skilled occupation list which also can change from time to time. Another important thing to keep in mind is that this visa is NOT a sponsored visa. You do not need an employment letter from an Australian employer to apply for this visa. You need to score a total of 65 points and have a relevant occupation on the skilled occupation list

The advantages of this visa are numerous. If your visa is approved you can live, work, and study in Australia and bring your family members as well. This visa will make you a PR holder in Australia. Soon you will then be able to apply for Australian citizenship as well. 

Who are eligible to apply?

The eligibility criteria for this Visa are very strict. One must

  1. have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  2. complete a successful skill assessment for the relevant occupation
  3. have at least competent English
  4. score at least 65 points. Calculate your points
  5. be invited to apply by SkillSelect
  6. You must be under 45 years of age

How to apply for Subclass 189?

Step 1: If you are eligible and have an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List

Step 2: If you score more than 65 points, you can submit an expression of interest (EOI).

Step 3: Your EOI will then be processed and if eligible an invitation to apply will be sent via SkillSelect.

Step 4: Submit all the important documents. Upon receiving your visa, you are ready to fly to Australia with your family. 

Points for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

The points and the cut-off play a major role in this visa. If you are not qualified you are not allowed to even send an EOI.

The points depend on various factors which determine the value of human capital and that it is an asset to the Australian economy. Major factors that influence the points are as follows

Age: (in years)
English Language Proficiency:
Competent English
Proficiency English
Superior English

Skilled Employment Experience: (In years)
Overseas Skilled Employment (Outside of Australia)
Less than 3
At least 3 less than 5
At least 5 but less than 8
At least 8
Australian Skilled Employment (Inside Australia)
Less than 1
At least 1 but less than 3
At least 3 but less than 5
At least 5 but less than 8
More than 8

Education Qualification:
Doctorate from an Australian institution or a doctorate from an institution of equivalent stature.

At least a bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or an institution of equivalent stature.

A diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution

Attained a qualification or award recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for that occupation

A Masters's degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study in a relevant field.




Australian Study Requirements 5
Completion of a Professional Year in Australia (CA, CPA, etc.)5
Hold a recognized qualification in a credentialled community language5
Lived and completed a degree/diploma/trade qualification in regional Australia5
Partner Skills:
Spouse (meeting english, age, and skill criteria)
You are single or your Spouse is an Australian PR holder or citizen
Spouse has the competent english (They need to apply for same via class and must not be a PR holder of Australia and citizenship

These are all the ways a person can claim points. As you can see a person who is above 25 but below 30 with relevant work experience and at least a bachelor’s degree will easily score more than 65 points and hence becomes eligible to send an EOI. This is not a perfect profile but a profile with high chances if all the cards are played rightly. 

To get more information on Australian Immigration, feel free to contact us at Beyond Immigration.

February 26, 2023

BC-PNP or British Columbia-Provincial Nominee Program through which the BC government invites a wide range of workers, qualified individuals, and entrepreneurs to settle in BC permanentlyIt is one of the biggest Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada and its popularity has been growing for a very long tie due to the number of people settling on the Western coast of Canada. 

Many of the BC-PNP streams are linked with the Express Entry system of Canada. An acceptance in the BC-PNP will provide the Candidate with 600 points in CRS and a very high chance of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR in British Columbia. The streams that are not linked with Express Entry are linked with the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Applicants must register a profile with SIRS and submit important documents including the Job offer in BC, language proficiency, work experience, etc. BC government frequently carries out draws through which the potential candidate with a score over the cut-off (out of 200) is sent an ITA. Categories under SIRS require a job offer, the rest might not need one.

It is one of the biggest Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada and its popularity has been growing for a very long tie due to the number of people settling on the Western coast of Canada

Many of the BC-PNP streams are linked with the Express Entry system of Canada. An acceptance in the BC-PNP will provide the Candidate with 600 points in CRS and a very high chance of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR in British Columbia. The streams that are not linked with Express Entry are linked with the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Applicants must register a profile with SIRS and submit important documents including the Job offer in BC, language proficiency, work experience, etc. BC government frequently carries out draws through which the potential candidate with a score over the cut-off (out of 200) is sent an ITA. Categories under SIRS require a job offer, the rest might not need one.

Streams Under BC-PNP

British Columbia-Provincial Nominee Program

There are several streams and subsequent pathways in BC-PNP, let’s discuss them in brief.

1. Express Entry BC 

  1. Skilled worker: A job offer for a skilled position is required to be eligible for this pathway. It is aligned with SIRS.
  2. International Graduate: A job offer for a skilled position along with a post-secondary level education in Canada. It is aligned with SIRS.
  3. International Post-Graduate: Master’s Graduate/ Ph.D. in natural/applied/health sciences. No job offer is mandatory.
  4. Health Authority: A Job offer from a BC health authority, or in a priority healthcare occupation is required. It is not aligned with SIRS.

2. Skills Immigration 

  1. Skilled worker: A job offer in a skilled position. Is aligned with SIRS.
  2. International Graduate: A job offer for a skilled position along with a post-secondary level education in Canada. It is aligned with SIRS.
  3. International Post-Graduate: Master’s Graduate/ Ph.D. in natural/applied/health sciences. No job offer is mandatory.
  4. Health Authority: A Job offer from a BC health authority, or in a priority healthcare occupation is required. It is not aligned with SIRS.
  5. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: A job offer in the hospitality, tourism, trucking, or food-processing industry. It is aligned with SIRS. 

3. Entrepreneur Immigration

  1. Entrepreneur Immigration: A high net worth and great business proposal that creates at least 1 job in BC.

When was the last BC-PNP draw?

The last BC-PNP draw was on February 22, 2023. A grand total of 203 applicants were invited in many different pathways. 43 applicants were in technology, healthcare, childcare, and other priority occupations.

What is a GOOD score for BC-PNP?

A good score varies from stream to stream. A grand total or maximum can be 200 only. 135 can be considered a good score for the skilled worker program. 105 for international graduates.

What makes BC-PNP the best PNP of 2023?

BC is one of the fastest-growing provinces in Canada. The western provinces are already gaining a lot more popular due to more friendly immigration draws. Cities like Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, etc. are already established as one of the best cities in the country. BC needs a skilled labor force for its further development which makes its immigration policies a lot friendlier than the others. Gaining a PR in BC is easier than that in any other province. 

If you wish to learn more about the job opportunities available, LMIA, and education in BC, Contact us at Beyond Immigration. Our expert team will guide you through all the important BC-PNPs and other PNPs as well.

February 23, 2023
February 23, 2023

Kuwait formerly known as Kureyn is a middle eastern economic powerhouse. It is the country with the most valuable currency, the Kuwaiti Dinar. It is mostly covered by the Arabian Desert but that’s not why this country is so famous. It has one of the largest oil reserves in the world and hence, due to its efficient usage, is one of the most developed countries on the planet. The country is stacked with luxurious hotels, and billion-dollar mansions, and is a well-known tourist site for the richest. 

Due to its multi-billion dollar skylines and luxury lifestyle, the country has recently been one of the most sought destinations for tourists. They can apply through Visa Lounge. Not just tourism, due to its high job demands in the hospitality and tourism sector, the country is always filled with applications for work visas as well. People seeking employment cannot apply through the visa lounge. 

Let’s learn more about Kuwait Visas and how they can benefit Indians.

Who needs a Kuwait Visa for Indians?

Everyone requires a Kuwait visa to visit the country for the purpose they sought for. But there are exceptions. Citizens of GCC or Gulf Cooperation Council countries do not require a Visa. 

There are some regulations on the visit visa though. It should be sponsored by a Kuwaiti company, a relative living in Kuwait, or a foreign resident of Kuwait

Types of Kuwait Visas

  1. Kuwait Tourist Visa for Indians: It is for leisure and tourism in Kuwait. It has a validity of 3 months and takes up to 4 days to process. You are not allowed to work in the country with this visa and must return to your native country upon its expiry. 
  2. Kuwait Visitor Visa for Indians: The visitor visa is generally for a friendly visit or a business-related visit. It is valid for a month and takes 7 days to process. 
  3. Kuwait Work Visa for Indians: It is only applicable via a job or an employment offer from a sponsor company. Can also result in Kuwaiti Work Permit as well. 
  4. Kuwait Joining Family Visa For Indians: This visa allows the spouse, children, or dependent family members to live with the already-settled Indian in Kuwait. 
  5.  Kuwait Education Visa for Indians: As the name suggests, it is for those students who wish to study in Kuwait. 

Documents Required

There are many documents to be taken care of when talking about the Kuwaiti Visa for Indians. The list of all the necessary documents is below. 

  1. Police Clearance Certificate
  2. New Passports with at least 6 months validity and a minimum of 3 blank pages.
  3. 2 recent photographs for Verification
  4. 2 visa application forms (Complete and signed)
  5. Personal Covering Letter (Very similar to a statement of purpose)
  6. Original Bank statement (stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal)
  7. Air Tickets (including the return tickets)
  8. Hotel Reservation Proof
  9. Travel Itinerary (Every traveling plan should be disclosed)
  10. Medical Examination Certificate from a Kuwait Embassy-approved doctor. 
  11. If you are a GCC resident, the GCC card must indicate that you have been residing in the GCC country for at least six months.

How to apply for a Kuwait Visa for Indians?

The only other complexity with the Kuwait Visa for Indians is the Image size. It should be 512KB in the form of a JPG. With all the complications out of the way, we can look at the process through which one can apply for a Kuwait Visa for India.

Step 1: Thoroughly fill out the application form. Every detail should be filled in very carefully. 

Step 2: Submit all the necessary documents. You also have to provide the biometrics page of your passport.

Step 3: As mentioned above the processing time is not a lot and you will receive an answer within a week. The details will be sent to your email, which then you have to print out and get stamped upon your arrival in Kuwait. 

Cost of Kuwait Visa for Indians

The cost for a Kuwait Visa for Indians is 3 Kuwait dinars or according to the prices now, 744 INR. One can use a credit card for the payment of the same. 

We hope all your FAQs about the Kuwait Visa for Indians are clear now. If you still wish to learn more about the same, feel free to contact us at b-imm.com.

February 23, 2023

When it comes to higher education in foreign nations, the major problem that arises is finance. People often back out from higher studies programs after hearing about the total costs and expenditures. But there is no doubt that foreign schools have one of the best teachers from all around the globe, are more research-based, and are a dream for most who want to excel in their domains. The stunning architecture, with a unique teaching style, and an incredibly diverse classroom will make the student a better individual and will help them reach their maximum potential. 

But worry not as there are a lot of ways through which you can have some financial aid to gain the best education possible. One of those ways is through Scholarships and Fellowships. These have some eligibility criteria and are designed for people who are academically brilliant or are exceptionally special or possess some unique skills which a lot of students do not have. 

Indian Government provides scholarships to many different students every year to fund their education. Let’s discuss the best scholarships given out by the government, their eligibility criteria, and how they contribute to your finances. 

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

Merit-based and need-based scholarships are provided by the US-India education foundation. Those who possess a significant level of qualities exhibited by great leaders are eligible for this scholarship. It is given based on relevant work experience and academic qualifications.

Who can Apply for Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships? 

Students who have completed a degree equivalent to the United States bachelor’s degree.  It will include a 4-year bachelor’s degree or a three-year bachelor’s degree with a master’s program or postgraduate diploma.

Contributes to the finances in the form of 

  1. Coverage of accident and sickness costs
  2. round trip economy class fare

How to apply?

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

Great Wall Program

Great Wall Program

This scholarship is exclusively for students who wish to have their higher education in China. The program is set up by UNESCO to sponsor students who wish to study in China.

Who can apply for the Great Wall Program?

People below the age of 45 years with a relevant degree in bachelor’s, master’s, or an equivalent degree. 

Contributes to the finances in the form of:

  • regular stipend
  • medical insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Tuition fees

How to apply?

Great Wall Program

The JN Tata Endowment – Higher Education of Indians

The JN Tata Endowment – Higher Education of Indians

It is one of the most famous scholarship programs in the country. The best part of this program is that this program supports higher education in every country for eligible Indian students. 

Who can apply for the JN Tata Endowment?

Any Indian seeking higher education abroad

Contributes to finances in the form of:

  • INR 1,00,000 to INR 10,00,000
  • gift scholarship of a value of INR 75,000 for scholars

This scholarship has to be repaid to the government in 20% equal installments. Repayment of residents will begin between 3-7 years of their residency. If they start earning before that, they will have to pay before 3 years only. 

How to apply?

The JN Tata Endowment – Higher Education of Indians

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

It provides aid to students who wish to seek higher education in France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA. This makes it a very sought-after scholarship.  

Who can apply for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme?

Anyone who wants to study in the above-mentioned countries but the preference is given to those who want to pursue Master’s programs. Consistent excellent academic performance and a genuine need for financial assistance (proof) are required to avail of this scholarship. 

Contributes in the form of Students who avail of this scholarship get a 50% loan and 50% grant amount

How to Apply?

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

It is for climate change prevention-related studies and research. They aim to promote the education of science and technology.

Who can apply for Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship?

Indian students who possess Ph.D. can apply for this fellowship. It benefits the Indian researchers who are researching the domain of climate change and its prevention. 

Contributes to the finances in the form of Financial resources to sustain their work.

How to apply?

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 

The Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust

The Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust

This scholarship is meant for women and women only.

Who can apply for The Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust?

For women who wish to complete their higher education, specifically only master’s, in Europe, the UK, or the US

2 years of work experience and a genuine need for financial assistance (with proof) are required. 

Contributes to the finances in the form of

$8,365 will be provided. 

How to apply?

The Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

Provided by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the National Overseas Scholarship is for students from economically backward classes

Who can apply for National Overseas Scholarship Scheme?

Only students who wish to pursue their higher education (master’s or Ph.D.) in Germany, the UK, and the USA can avail of this scholarship. A minimum of 55% or an equivalent CGPA in your undergraduate program for a Master’s course abroad is required. 

Contributes to the finances in the form of

  • Travel
  • Medical insurance

How to apply?

National Overseas scholarship scheme

It is to be recommended that before applying for any of the scholarship or fellowship programs, you should check your eligibility. There are many more of these scholarships which are provided by the government and private entities. If you wish to learn more about these scholarships and want to know how to avail of them, contact us at b-imm.com.

February 21, 2023

Back in September 2022,  the Australian Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit’s key outcome aimed at increasing the work permit extension for Immigrant students who have graduated from Australian Universities. These extensions, as you guessed it, are for selected degrees only and are strictly placed to counter the major skill shortage Australia is facing. 

According to the Australian Government’s Department of Education, the below-mentioned extensions will be added to eligible graduates’ Temporary Graduate Visas (subclass 485). This will also be applicable to eligible graduates who are looking to extend their Subclass 485 for an additional 2 years

Post-study work rights for employees in the country will now be increased from 

  • 2 to 4 years for selected bachelor’s graduates. 
  • 3 to 5 years for selected master’s graduates
  • 4 to 6 years for all doctorate/ph.d. degrees

*It should be noted that graduate certificates and graduate diplomas have been excluded from any kind of extension. 

**Another thing to be noted is that all doctoral degree holders will be eligible for an extension no matter what their skill set is. The Australian Government considers Ph.D. holders as people will significant potential.

This measure will be applicable from July 1, 2023. So stay tuned for further information. The list of eligible master’s and bachelor’s degrees can be found on the Australian government’s official website

Our review of the lists suggests that all the degrees that are eligible are already very famous domains for immigration, It should be kept in mind that preference has been given to science, mathematics, engineering, and technological fields as there is a major skill shortage in these sectors. 

Another thing to be noted is that the list will keep on changing every year depending on the shortage. So there is a chance that the degree you start pursuing now will be removed (based on the skill requirements of the year) from the Eligibility lists by the time you graduate. But worry not as you will be given an extension if you graduate with a degree that was listed in the Eligibility Lists when your program started. 

Change in working hours cap for international students

If you think the other news was a positive one, just wait because we have another. The Australian Government has also increased the working hours for international students from 40 hours a week to 48 hours a week for all occupations. This will also be applicable from July 1, 2023

The Australian government has given a major green light to immigrant workers and students who wish to contribute to the Australian Economy. These extensions will result in so many immigrants applying to various incredibly world-renowned Australian Universities.

All these measures will make sure that the immigrants stay and contribute to the Australian Labour force even more than they used to. There is a large possibility that Australia will become an Immigration favorite just like Canada and the USA.

If you wish to get your Australian Immigration dream sorted, just contact Beyond Immigration. Our expert team of professionals will help you with all the necessary guidance and university consultation along with professional SOP writing and GTE assessment. Feel free to contact us at B-imm.com.

February 21, 2023

To get a US visa, you need to book an appointment with the US consulate or the US embassy. The waiting time for these appointments is generally very high. To avoid any further delays in the queue time for the public the US consulates limit the number of times someone can use the visa appointment fee for scheduling or changing appointments.

And this is where the main question arises. Is this time gap specific? Is it actually that long in queue time? How do we even reschedule the appointment and what are the fees for the same? 

We’ll talk about all these topics and even more in this article. If you wish to learn more about the US visa application or you want to apply for one, you can contact us at b-imm.com

Reasons for rescheduling or changing appointment?

How many times can I reschedule my US visa appointment?

The reasons for the rescheduling depend from person to person. But for some reason, if you miss your interview with the US consulate or you miss your biometrics appointment at Visa Application Centre or even both, you can reschedule the interview date and time.

How can you reschedule your interview?

To reschedule a visa appointment. One must follow the following steps:

  1. Create an account at http://bit.ly/visa-account. If you already have one, move to 2.
  2. Login to your account.
  3. On the left side of the dashboard, you will see an option for New Appointment or schedule an appointment. 
  4. Follow the mentioned steps: Immigrant Visa> Continue> Reschedule Immigrant Visa Appointment> Continue.
  5. Then fill out the details they are asking for very carefully and press Continue. 
  6. Choose a date and time on the calendar and click Schedule the appointment. If no dates are available, please try again after some time. 
  7. Then print the Appointment Confirmation Page. 

How many times can I change my US visa appointment?

In India, you can reschedule your visa appointment a total of 5 times. This includes the initial appointment, meaning, you can reschedule your interview a total of 4 times after the initial appointment. The number can vary from person to person. For some, it can even be 2 or 3. The reason for the same is that the US consulates sites do not provide a single number for rescheduling limit but says that you can only do it for limited times.  

The non-immigrant visas can only be rescheduled 3 times, failure of attending the 3rd rescheduled appointment will result in a 90 days penalty. Meaning, you can apply for a change/ reschedule after 90 days

If the US Consulate or Embassy cancels the appointment for whatever reason it may be, they will waive the scheduling chance for the cancellation. This means they will not add up the total rescheduling count. 

If you use all your rescheduling tries, your MRV fee receipt through which you scheduled the appointment will be counted nill and you will be asked to pay the fee again for a new appointment. 

February 21, 2023

Singapore is a tiny island nation in SouthEast Asia. It is known to be one of the cleanest countries in the world. The country is known for its incredible skylines, greenery, strict laws, and always welcoming people. Tourism is always on the rise as the temperatures are extremely favourable. 

If you need a visa to travel to this beautiful nation or even want to renew your passport, you must take care of their “photo” or “picture”. To be exact there are many specifications when it comes to photo requirements like size, colour, image size, etc. This is done to ensure there are no discrepancies upon tourists’ arrival in Singapore or even to check someone’s identity.

What are the Visa photo size requirements?

Size (Dimensions) should be 45mm by 35mm and the Image Size cannot be bigger than 150kB.

Are there any Background regulations?

It is very important to note that the background should be white and white only. No other colour is considered valid. Lighting is very important and is the most common cause of rejection. Be sure there are no shadows on the face, the photo is neither overexposed nor underexposed and a reflection from a flash isn’t present.

How old can the photo be?

The photo should have been taken within the last three months.

What should be the colour of the photo?

The colours should be very clear. It should represent the actual colour of one’s skin. 

There are no regulations for facial expressions. You should be visible with your eyes open and a neutral expression only. If you wear glasses, they should be put on in a normal way only. It should be made sure that there is no red-eye in the photo. A new photo is needed if you have a red eye as no editing is allowed on the photos.

What should be the dress code while appearing for a Singapore Visa passport photograph?

There are no restrictions on the same as well but it would be preferable if you wear business formal with a clean beard trim or no beard at all.

How many photos do you need for the application?

A total of 2 photos are required for the application.

Are there any Visa Photo Requirements for Babies/Newborns/Kids?

If you are taking your newborn or your kid with you to Singapore or are applying for their passports, you must make sure that their photos must comply with the following:

  1. No toys or pacifiers are allowed. Not even bottles. If you are holding the infant, your hands must not be visible. 
  2. The photo should not be blurred, make sure that the baby is calm and has their eyes open.
  3. Make sure there is no red-eye in the photo.
  4. A white sheet is preferred in the background if the infant is lying down on the bed or a seat. 

As you can see that there are quite a few regulations when it comes to Singapore visa and passport photographs. To make your visa applications smoother, contact us at B-imm.com

February 18, 2023

In late 2022, the New Brunswick government announced a new pilot program to tackle labor shortages in its areas of manufacturing, fisheries, etc. This is an Employer specific pilot in which 6 employers were chosen to fill in the labor gaps in the province. It aims at permanently retaining the employees by providing them a permanent residency. 

All 6 employers will benefit a lot from it as all the critical labor shortages and gaps.

The partnered six employers are as follows:

  1. Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
  2. Groupe Savoie Inc.
  3. Groupe Westco
  4. Imperial Manufacturing
  5. J.D. Irving Ltd.
  6. McCain Foods

All the employers were selected after their great participation in retaining people through New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. These employers have requisite settlement services for new economic immigrants along with training programs for language proficiency and skill development and enhancement

In line with this vision, the six businesses listed above must ensure that (in support of new immigrant settlement) they:

  1. Have robust settlement plans for housing, and transportation, to best support the successful establishment of candidates in their new jobs and communities, with a strong commitment to long-term retention;
  2. Have comprehensive human resources planning for recruiting and hiring skilled international talent, and for on-the-job skills enhancement;
  3. Provide up to 200 hours of language training, as required, to candidates; and
  4. Offer guidance and support to candidates who may wish to pursue their Canadian secondary education equivalency.

This 5-year pilot program will be evaluated every year to solve immigrant needs. This also shows that there is a high chance that other Canadian provinces will also launch these programs. Canadian Immigration is only going to rise. If you wish to learn more about Canadian Immigration, contact us at b-imm.com. Our professionals will guide you the right way and help you secure Canadian Permits or a direct PR.

Who is eligible for the New Brunswick Pilot Critical Worker Program?

Being an “EMPLOYER” driven program, the recruitment of skilled candidates is pretty much targeted. The applications to the pilot are made by the Participating Employers. 

Employers do keep many things in mind to make sure the employee they are recruiting is incredibly skilled and is the best fit for New Brunswick. These include extensive past experience in a similar field. The program will not accept any applications from “interested candidates”.

What is the New Brunswick Pilot Program for International students?

The New Brunswick Pilot Program for International Students or the New Brunswick Private Career College Graduate Pilot is for, as the name suggests, international graduates from Atlantic Business College, Eastern College, McKenzie College, or Oulton College. The students must have studied in one of the 19 targeted occupations. 

Like the other pilots, the objective of this pilot is to provide an immigration pathway to the graduates of the above-mentioned colleges having a 1-2 year or more degree in the listed targeted occupation domains. The main focus is put on student retention to help the skill shortages in the area. 

The targeted occupation domains majorly prefer students from Education and social development, health, IT, cyber security, business administration, logistics, etc. sectors. 

What is Canada's New Pilot Program 2023?

Well to keep the economy of the country running smoothly and to majorly cover up all the skill shortages all across the nation, Canada supports a high number of immigrants every year. To achieve the numbers that Canada is achieving, the country must have several immigration pathways to welcome people from different domains, ages, skills, and whatnot

As expected, Canada is probably of the best-run nations in the world thanks to its incredibly smooth immigration policies. Don’t get me wrong, the process is a tab bit time taking, but the process is very streamlined due to the introduction of various pathways. 

Just like the other programs, Canada has released various Pilot programs. Pilot Programs are limited-term programs formed mainly to cater to needs and shortages in specific Canadian Territories. 

The 4 primary Pilot Programs introduced by the Canadian Immigration Authorities are

1. AIP: Atlantic Immigration Pilot 

The program majorly aims at filling up skill shortages by providing permanent residency to foreign skilled workers and international graduates in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. 

2. Agri-food Pilot

As the name suggests, it is associated with the Agri-food sector of Canada. It also provides permanent residency to skilled, non-season workers who have substantial experience in the agri-food and related industries. It is supposed to end this year in May.

3. Giver Pilot

It is a replacement for  Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots. It provides Permanent residency to people who have expertise in caregiving and caring for children.

4. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

This is one of the most famous Pilots along with AIP. It was made up by the Canadian Immigration Authorities by teaming up with small communities in the rural areas of Canada, known as the Participating Communities. It provides permanent residency to interested skilled workers and international graduates who are ready to live in one of the participating communities. 

February 18, 2023
February 18, 2023

The Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa has consistently ranked in the top 200 universities of the world. It has become one of the best options for those who are looking for management courses in CanadaMBA from the University of Ottawa is gaining a lot of traction to its incredibly diverse and industry-ready course structure. The course is well-rounded and is proving to be the best selection both for Canadian students and foreign immigrants looking to study in Canada.

Before we analyze, why must one consider the University of Ottawa as their preferred option, we should discuss the importance of an MBA in the current scenario.

Why MBA from Canada?

Why MBA from Canada?​

MBA is becoming a must if you want to get a high-paying job these days. But an MBA not just affects your pay, in turn, it provides you with incredible business acumen and skills and enhances your fundamentals significantly.

Benefits of an MBA

  1. Increased Marketability
  2. Development of business and leadership skills. This also helps you start your own business endeavors with high success rates.
  3. Higher salaries: Average Salary for an MBA graduate is 99,800 USD per year if done from a Canadian university. Due to the Higher marketability, the salary increases significantly and is much more than that of any graduate or other PG degree holder. 
  4. Enhancement of Fundamental Skills: It improves your communication skills and administrative skills. 
  5. One can choose from hundreds of specifications to perfect their art and skills. 
  6. An MBA degree will provide you with a lot of important connections for the future. It will result in an extensive network of connections who may or may not help you in building your own business. 
  7. Being a country with friendly immigration policies, the interactions with different customs, cultures, religions, etc. will widen your perspectives.

Why an MBA from the University of Ottawa?

The curriculum of the MBA is so well-rounded that a strong foundation in management, people skills, and critical thinking. The perks and benefits offered by the University of Ottawa edge up their MBA in competition with the others. 

  1.  Every MBA degree or PG degree in Canada can be completed in 1-2 years of time. Specifically talking about the University of Ottawa’s MBA, is a 2-year program, which can easily be completed in 1 year and the next year can be dedicated to work and work only. 
  2. Another plus point is that the person after graduation will receive a work permit (Post Graduation Work Permit)  of 3 years. It doesn’t matter if you complete it in 1 or 1.5 years, you will receive a PGWP of 3 years to gain experience in the Canadian Markets.
  3. GMAT and score regulation: The acceptable amount of GMAT is a minimum of 50 %ile in the University of Ottawa. You only need 60% in your high school and a minimum of 70% in your bachelor’s degree. 
  4. Only 3 years of prior work experience is required.
  5. The living expenses can be cut short if you complete the degree in 1 year, as you will then be able to earn more by putting more work in. The 1st year expenses(tuition and living combined)  for an MBA at the University of Ottawa are 53-54L. 
  6. High retention rates of 93% and graduation rates of 88%

Job options after MBA in Canada

Major recruiters include: the Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Canada Life, Capital Method, CIBC, CPPIB, CPQi Canada Ltd, EY, KPMG, Manulife, National Bank, Ontario Financing Authority, Office of the Superintendent for Financial Institutions, Ontario Securities Commission, OPTrust, PwC, Royal Bank, Scotia Bank, Sunlife, TD Bank/TD Securities, and Deloitte

The best Job Roles after MBA are Project Manager (CAD 85,970), Management Consultant (CAD 87,179), Marketing Manager (CAD 74,202), Human Resources Manager (CAD 75,478), and Senior Business Analyst (CAD 86,106).

What can Beyond Immigration help you with?

  1. Professional SOP Assistance
  2. Profile Evaluation
  3. Interview Guidance
  4. Application filing

For more information visit Beyond Immigration – Immigrations & More.

February 17, 2023
February 17, 2023

If you are a foreigner or an overseas worker wish to work in Canada’s ever-booming job market, you would require a work permit. The work permit enables you to work and stay in Canada till the time it expires. Here we’ll talk about how Canadian Work Permit can benefit you and your family, the types of work permits, the application process and requirements, and most importantly how you can take your dependents to Canada as well. If you wish to learn more on the same topic visit B-imm.com.

One can obtain a work permit through 2 programs, namely, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP). If you get a positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment), you can get a work permit under the TFWP. IMP on the other hand does not require a positive LMIA. 

Now you must be wondering, why would one want to work in Canada? Our answer for the same is, why not?

Why work in Canada?

Getting Access to Canadian Citizenship:

The Canadian passport is one of the most valuable passports in the world. It gives you access to many different nations without a visa. You can also enjoy the Canadian citizen perks with that as well. It is easy to secure Canadian Citizenship as they are incredibly immigration friendly. Once you get your PR, you can apply for Citizenship halfway through. Once you get the PR and eventually Citizenship, you’ll also be eligible for Canadian retirement benefits. 

Employee benefits:

Unlike third-world countries, the labor laws in Canada are very strict. You can enjoy 40 hours work week and get paid more than what you get in India. Canadian Employers also have to keep the minimum wage guidelines in mind. This ensures that you’ll get the same treatment as other Canadian workers. The average pay for a person in Canada is 50000-60000 CAD with 4 weeks of paid leaves. 

Relaxed Immigration Policies:

Even though the filing and documentation process is complex and confusing, the Canadian Immigration policies, as stated above, are incredibly friendly. If you’re a skilled worker, chances are you’ll receive your work permit in no time. This will also help you get a high paid job. The PR process for skilled workers is straightforward too. 

Booming Job Market:

Some jobs that are paid the bare minimum in India are high in demand in Canada. Jobs like the following are considered low profile in India, but they earn there as much as a good-paying Indian Job.

  • Line cook
  • Server, waiter, waitress
  • Baker
  • Food service supervisor
  • Cook
  • Roofers/Roofing Labour
  • Caregivers
  • Housekeeping Supervisors
  • Front Office Manager
  • F & B Supervisors
  • Retail Foodservice 
  • Sand Blasters
  • Kitchen Helpers
  • Apprentice Tile Settler
  • Software engineer
  • ROR Fullstack Developer
  • Front End Developer

Other High paying jobs are available in India but due to competition, you may not score them. Competition in Canada is relatively low. Jobs like the following are very high in demand in the Canadian Job market. They pay approximately 35-110k CAD per year. 

  • Sales Representative
  • Accountant
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Software engineer
  • HR
  • Customer Service Executive 
  • Administrative Assistant

How can the Canadian Work Permit benefit you?

  • Work and study in Canada
  • Earning in Canadian Dollars
    PR opportunities
  • You can even bring your dependents
  • You can either work under a specific employer mentioned in your work permit or you can look for jobs in the open market based on your work permit.

Types of Canadian Work Permits

Types of Canadian Work Permits
Types of Canadian Work Permits

There were two ways to secure a Canadian work permit through two different programs, there are many different kinds of work permits. 

How to Apply for a Canadian Work Permit?

Now that we know all the types of work visas available to us along with the benefits and perks of Canadian Visas in general, we can proceed to the application part. 

There are numerous ways to apply for a Canadian Work Permit, as, there are many pathways a person can choose. The eligibility and the documents are generally the same though. 

Eligibility Requirements

These requirements are more of a proof, a statement, or guidelines that one must adhere to once they step foot on Canadian soil. 

  1. The intent of leaving, or the proof of the fact that you will leave Canada once your work permit expires and are not coming to the country for permanent immigration.
  2. You need to show proof that you have enough funds available to sustain in Canada.
  3. You must be in good health and undergo a medical examination.
  4. You must show that you are not a threat to Canadian society. 
  5. You must meet all the other eligibility criteria like language skills, biometrics, and insurance. 
  6. And most importantly, you will abide by the guidelines and restrictions mentioned on the work permit. 

Documents Required

This is one of the most important things when it comes to Candian Work Permits. The documents are highly specific, meaning the format or requirements of the documents are very specific. All the needed documents are listed below:

  1. Proof of identity (Passport with travel history) and 2 photographs
  2. Proof of employment in Canada (the Offer of employment number, copy of LMIA and copy of employment contract, proof of eligibility for the job)
  3. Proof of Relationship with the accompanying members of the family
  4. Background documentation
  5. Completed application & consulate fees*

*Fee can vary depending on the type of work permit you apply for.


There are 4 major steps when it comes to the main application process. 

Step 1: Gather the Documents

All the important needed documents are listed above. Make sure that the documents are updated and new. It is important to check the validity of the documents, especially your passport. It must be valid for your entire stay and must not expire in between. 

Step 2: Fill Out the Forms

  1. Application For Work Permit Made Outside of Canada (IMM 1295) (PDF, 465.84KB)
  2. Document Checklist (IMM 5488) (PDF, 316.89KB)
  3. Family Information (IMM 5645 or IMM 5707)
  4. Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409) (PDF, 636.51KB), if it applies to you
  5. Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) (PDF, 648.31KB), if it applies to you
  6. Authority to release personal information to a designated individual (IMM 5475) (PDF, 593.57KB), if it applies to you

These are all the necessary forms that one must be filled out with correct and accurate information. Any discrepancy or false information can result in many problems, hence the forms should be filled out very carefully and accurately. 

Step 3: Application Fee Payment

With the necessary documents being submitted and all the forms filled out, the next step is to pay the application fee and biometrics fee. There may be three separate fees to pay:

an application processing fee, an open work permit holder fee, and a biometric fee.

Fees for all the people accompanying the person are also to be paid in this step only. 

Step 4: Submit the application

All the things are sorted, and you are ready to submit the application. The Canadian Authorities will reach back to you if some things are not met or if something is missing. You must submit a change in information query if the same happens after you submit your application. According to the current scenario, you can expect an answer (if your occupation has a higher value in the NOC list) within 8 months of application. 

Dependent Visa and Details

The best part about the Canadian work permit is that the government allows the work permit-issued person to bring their dependents to the country as well. You can bring your spouse and/or children to Canadian Territories if you have a job offer from a Canadian Employer along with an open work permit. 

Your children will be eligible to study in Canadian Institutions as they’ll receive a study permit meanwhile your spouse can also apply for an open work permit to work in Canada as well. 

Dependents as a term comprise of the following:

  1. Spouse, spousal or common-law partners over the age of 16
  2. Both parents and grandparents
  3. Dependent children, including adopted children (under 22 and unmarried/without a common-law partner)
  4. Children under 18 whom you’d like to adopt
  5. Siblings, nephews and nieces, children under 18, orphans, and unmarried
  6. Other relatives who reside in or outside Canada

Requirements for a Dependent Visa:

  1. You need to prove that you have enough amount of funds with you to take care of your dependents and yourselves while staying and working in Canada. 
  2. The sponsored child must be under 22, unmarried/without a common-law partner, adopted/biological, and must be dependent on you financially. 
  3. Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and adoption certificates are allowed to prove your relationship with the person. 
  4. All the dependents must undergo a medical examination and get a police clearance certificate. 

Beyond Immigration and Canadian Work Permit

We at Beyond Immigration aim at completing your dreams of working in Canada. We deal with all kinds of work visas and dependent visas as well. We will take care of all your worries so you don’t have to deal with the complicated process of documentation and application. Our expert professionals will help you and your family to stay and work in the elite Great White North!