IRCC Launches Category-Based Selection Draw for Express Entry
According to the latest announcement by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the government is reopening the New Zealand Study Visa from 31st July 2022. Previously, it was supposed to open in October 2022. Additionally, the government is also planning to do some immigration setting changes in terms of post-study work permit rights.
During the Wuhan virus pandemic, most countries have closed their international borders due to that, no foreign skilled workers or international students are allowed to enter the country. Later on, as the vaccine has developed and vaccination drives have initiated in each country as result, countries slowly and gradually have started opening their borders and allowing the vaccinated foreign workers, international students and international travellers. There are two countries – Australia and New Zealand have taken the Wuhan virus pandemic more seriously. As a result, not only they have extended the lockdown so long but also remain their international borders closed longer period. However, these countries have less number of cases on the ground.
Although, last year Australia has conducted the vaccination drive aggressively and once they achieve 90% of the vaccinated population target, the government has started releasing the restrictions and announced the opening of the borders.
After the vaccination drive, Australia has declared some significant changes in their immigration policy and as a result, it will be benefited the aspirants who are looking to Study in Australia or want to Migrate to Australia. Because of the reciprocal and bilateral relationship between Australia and New Zealand, generally, New Zealand follows the pathway that has been opted by Australia. Therefore, there are likely chances that New Zealand may also declare some liberal rules to attract more international students.