Apex Visas

University of Technology, Sydney offering scholarships to Indian students.

It’s a good news for the student who wishes to apply for an Australian Student Visa. University of Technology, Sydney has announced that, under the Aspire Scholarship Program, it will be granting scholarships to students applying from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Bangladesh. It meant for students who will be applying for the September 2017 or any intake in 2018, 2019 or 2020. The scholarship will be applicable from the 2nd year onwards & students who to avail the scholarship needs to meet the minimum academic requirement at the time of initial admission. Any student who defers the admission to the next intake of 2020 will not be eligible for the sponsorship. UTS: isINSEARCH will be granting 700 scholarships, each valued at AUD $5000.00 effective from academic year starting from 2017. The country wise scholarship criteria are followed:

Country of Nationality Eligible Programs 2017-2020 Scholarship Requirements (5 marks above the minimum academic requirements)
India DIPLOMA Year 12 ISC/CBSE with academic subjects 65% or Year 12 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal State Boards 65% or Year 12. Other State Boards 70% (best 4 relevant academic subjects)
Nepal DIPLOMA 70% Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2)
Bangladesh DIPLOMA HSC 2nd Division 58%.
GCE: 2 A level passes at D grade
Sri-Lanka DIPLOMA GCE: 2 A level passes with C grade
FOUNDATION GCE O Levels – 4 passes (academic subjects only) Foundation (extended)
GCE O Levels – 4 passes with B (very good pass) average (academic subjects only) – Foundation (standard)
Pakistan DIPLOMA High School Certificate (1st division) with 65%
FOUNDATION Completion of High School Certificate with minimum 55% (2nd Div)
IB qualification DIPLOMA 23

Every year over 4,000 students from various countries across the globe enrolls with UTS: INSEARCH university preparation. UTS: aINSEARCH is proud about the fact that about 90% of its students achieve the minimum marks required for progressions to the second year. UTS: INSEARCH comprises of highly qualified teachers and student advisers. This is what the students find when they enroll with UTS: INSEARCH.

Applying for an Australian student visa will help you acquire international qualification and prepare you for the global job opportunities. Students on an Australian Student visa, at a later stage, my even apply for a Permanent Resident visa & subsequently the citizenship. In short the Australian Student visa will be a get way for global opportunities. Know more visit our website http://apexeducation.co/ or You can reach us at  8055804150 | 18001024150.

New Changes to Comprehensive Ranking System of Canada

The Government of Canada implemented new rule changes benefiting the faster processing of an application for Permanent Residence in Canada. An internal survey of the Canadian Government has observed that newly arrived Permanent Residents who have siblings in Canada and/or having higher skills in French language tend to settle more quickly in Canada & help in developing it economy. Keeping this factor in mind the new rules have been implemented.

Effective from June 6, 2017 the Government will be awarding additional points for applicants with siblings in Canada. Having family members helps the migrants in quickly settling in a new country. It also helps in reducing the extra financial burden, if any, on the Government if in case the newly landed Permanent Residents are having problems in settling. Any applicants having either brother or sister, as a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Canada, can claim additional 15 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the Express Entry.

Another major benefit is for applicants having strong language skills in French and/or English. French being the second official language of Canada, it is beneficial for early integration in the Canadian culture & job market. Applicants with proficiency only in the French language and a score of 7 in the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens test, will be able to claim 15 points. Applicants with French language score of 7 & IELTS score of Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) 5 will be able to claim 30 points in the CRS.

Also, the mandatory requirements for the Job Bank registration for intending Permanent Residents are removed as the Employers in Canada have been given direct access to the profiles of the candidates in the Express Entry Pool. Any employer who finds the profile suitable may offer a Job which will help in expediting the application processing.

People are encouraged to make the most of the new rule changes & plan an early decision of moving to Canada. To know more visit our website apexvisas.com

Any inquiry contact us at enq@apexvisas.com or Call us at  8055 80 4150 | 1800 102 4150

Canada Express Entry – Road Map for 2017

25.01.2017: The Express Entry System went through a major overhaul on 19th November 2016 and the result of the same has induced a new excitement among applicants looking to immigrate to Canada. The Canadian government as stated aims to release more invitations as compared to last year and has also shared that’ more people will land in Canada as permanent residents through this system than ever before.’

Before going through the major improvements that has fuelled the excitement among prospective immigrants let us glance through the new Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada on a point score of 1200 through Express Entry under the following components:

Core human capital factors;

Accompanying spouse or common-law factors;

Skill transferability factors; and

Factors relating to a provincial nomination, Canadian study experience, or a qualifying job offer of arranged employment.

The recent changes in the rules have positively affected the number of invitations being received as well as have resulted in the CRS score going low,refer the image shared below for more insight,


Image 1: Invitations to Apply issued & Comprehensive Ranking System Score from 30.11.2016 to 11.01.2017

The above changes in the CRS score and ITAs issued are a clear indication that the Canadian government through Express Entry System is ready to welcome more permanent residents, the only hurdle in the entire process being a delay on the part of the applicants to start the process.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to pursue Canadian permanent residence to fulfil all aspirations and dreams. Though the process is simple, it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly. Get in touch with our consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 or send an email to info@apexvisas.com

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2017 Apex Visas Tryst with Technology


Apex Visas, India’s leading immigration consultants welcomed 2017 with a series of good news for its clients.The team has been riding high on the success of the number of invitations released post the recent updates in the Express Entry System by the ICCRC in November 2016. December 2016 also saw a flurry of activities in the Australian process with a steady increase in the number of positive skill assessment reports received and the number of Invitations released.

Apex Visas has been steadily working on updating itself technologically to provide all round solutions to its clients.The organisation since its inception has kept regularly introducing new products and new software solutions to ease the process for the clients. The team recently updated its website on the New Years’ eve to ensure it fits the usability guidelines and makes the process of searching for relevant information easy for the clients. The content for the website is updated periodically providing clients relevant and recent changes in the immigration rules.

Apex Visas also maintains a blog where in regular updates give interested clients an in-depth insight about the opportunities abroad & about immigration rule changes. The blog shares profile related information with clients so that they are aware of the stages of the application process and also are knowledgeable about the different stake holders involved in the entire process.

The organisation has also been internally developing and testing a Customer Relationship Management system which eases the process of communication between the client and the case officer also makes it easy for the different departments involved to keep track of the process and also ensure immediate solutions in case of an escalation.

Apex Visas targets to launch a mobile application for its clients to help them keep track of the process and application status, the app would also allow clients to raise queries and revert on the ones raised by the Case Processing team.

The Directors believe, that tools will make the process of keeping the clients updated easier but it is the knowledge and the personal guidance provided by its Immigration Consultants and its Case Managers which is endears the organisation to the clients. Hence though they may introduce new technology based solution nothing is going to change the time tested mantra of the organisation ‘Transparent Services & Knowledgeable Solutions’.

Canada Express Entry – What to expect?


The Express Entry program has been the only gateway for people looking to settle and pursue a career in the great white – Canada under a permanent resident status which gives them multiple benefits like,

  1. A comprehensive health care program
  2. Opportunity to live, work and study in Canada
  3. Apply for citizenship of Canada post continuous stay for 2 years & etc.

Since its start in January 2015, the program has seen an issue of 55,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for applicants. A recent study revealed that the majority of the invitations received were by Cooks and Food Service Managers who were already in Canada. And a majority of people of received invitations had a low core CRS score i.e. the points secured by the client without the points allocated for job offer or PNP.

The Express Entry System has seen a gradual change in the last few months in,

  1. The number of ITA’s released per draw (please refer image below)


2. The Express Entry program saw a major change on 19th November’16 – the system for securing immigration to Canada was revamped by the ICCRC, one of the major change was that the points for a job offer or LMIA have been reduced to 50 points for NOC levels O, A & B and 200 points for 00 profiles as opposed to 600 points earlier,

3. Upon receipt of Invitation to Apply – an applicant can submit the relevant documents with 90 days rather than 60 days.

4. Awarding of CRS points to former international students in Canada – 15 points for one year or two year post-secondary programme & 30 points three year post-secondary programme

The IRCC expects that the recent changes will allow applicants with high core CRS scores to immigrate to Canada as opposed to the scenario seen earlier and increase the number of invitations being released with a significant drop in the points. As a result candidates without a job offer will be profitable.

Another important aspect to look forward to in the Express Entry Program is the PNP – which aims to release 51,000 ITAs in 2017. In 2016, 57% of applicants who received Invitation to Apply through PNPs were candidates will less than 450 CRS score.

Canada Express Entry – Road Map for 2017

Apex Visas, India’s leading immigration consultant has been assisting applicants to successfully immigrate to Canada and suggests –

  1. For applicants who are already in the Pool,
  • Re-appear for IELTS (if needed)
  • Keep track of Provincial Nominee Program to fast track the application process – Apex Visas suggests talking to immigration experts to ensure clear and precise information

2. For applicants considering to start the process,

  • Don’t think start your process now – Apex Visas advises candidates looking for immigration to Canada to start the process without any further delay.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to pursue Canadian permanent residence to fulfil all aspirations and dreams. Though the process is simple, it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly. Get in touch with Apex Visas trained consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 for a free evaluation or log on to apexvisas.com

Canada Express Entry: What to expect in 2017?


Canada Express Entry system has been pursued by all prospective skilled migrants to immigrate to Canada however the fluctuating point scores, the travesties of LMIA, the uncertainty of PNP has been a reason for concern. November’16 however has seen a welcome change in the immigration process for Canada.

The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a revamp in the selection of profiles and issuing ITAs based on the Comprehensive Ranking System for immigration to Canada. The significant changes are,

Job Offers: As opposed to 600 points being awarded earlier for a Job Offer have been reduced to 200 points in case of Senior Managerial Level Positions and 50 points for any other qualifying job offers

Points for Canadian Education: Students who have pursued a program or degree in Canada and have stayed there for 8 months can claim either 15 or 30 points based education

Validity of ITA: The validity of the Invitation to Apply (ITA) has been increased from 60 to 90 days giving applicants additional time

Provincial Nominee Programs: There is 7% increase in the targets of ITAs to be released through PNP – this time they target 51,000 new immigrants

Invitations to Apply (ITAs): What it was?

In 2015 -2016 we have seen a gradual increase in the number of invitations being released with latest being 2080 invitations. The year also saw a decrease in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, the official data as per IRCC,

Total 31,063 Invitations to Apply released

Out of which 14,610 were released for applicants who were able to secure a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) work permit

3,960 invitations were released based on securing an invite from Provincial Nominee Programs

12,493 invitations were released for applicants without PNP or LMIA

How does it affect?

The changes will effect in,

Reduce the gap between people with job offer (LMIA) and people without job offer (LMIA)

Will result in a significant fall in the CRS scores & improve the chances of applicants in the pool

The changes have already come into effect and making Canada a suitable destination for skilled immigrants looking for better opportunities abroad.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to pursue Canadian permanent residence to meet all the aspirations and dreams. Although the process is simple, it is advisable to seek guidance from qualified professionals who have experience in the understanding of the process of immigration rules and are able to guide prospective applicants properly. Get in touch with Apex visas consultants call us on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150.For more visit us at apexvisas.com

Securing a Australian Permanent Resident Visa for Software Engineers – An Insight


Applying for Australian permanent residence status is a complex task and needs immaculate knowledge and expertise of the immigration rules to ensure that the process is successful.

Australia undoubtedly is one of the most coveted destinations for immigration among Software Engineers – to successfully complete the process one must score at least 60 points against points test factors set by the Australian immigration bureau,

  • Age
  • Language Ability
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Spouse points
  • Sponsorship

The aspiring software engineer must also fulfil the below mentioned criterions,

  1. Must be nominated an occupation under the Skilled occupation list or Consolidated Sponsored Occupation list – Software engineers are eligible under both the lists.
  2. Must have a valid positive skill assessment report from Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  3. Must not be more than 50 years of age
  4. Must have a valid invitation from DIBP
  5. Must be a competent user of English

Software Engineers looking to migrate to Australia the first step of the process is Skill Assessment, which verifies if your qualifications and skills match to the requirements of Australian standards.

The Assessment Authority:

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the designated authority to assess ICT occupations. All applications to be submitted to must be lodged online through the online application form. ACS assesses if the educational qualifications and work experience are at a professional ICT level and related to the nominated occupation. The assessment outcome determines if your qualification is a major, minor or if the ICT content is insufficient.

ACS Suitability Criteria: 

ACS has deemed several suitability criterions that will be taken into consideration during the ICT skill assessment procedure,

  • Bachelor degree or higher with ICT major & closely related to your nominated occupation – the applicant needs to provide proof of 2 years of relevant work experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years or 4 years of relevant experience completed anytime,
  • Bachelor degree or higher with ICT minor & closely related to your nominated occupation – the applicant needs to provide proof of 5 years of relevant experience completed in the last 10 years or 6 years of relevant experience completed anytime,
  • Diploma with ICT major – the applicant will require 5 years of relevant experience or 6 years of relevant experience completed anytime,
  • Diploma with ICT minor – the applicant needs to provide proof of 6 years of relevant experience completed anytime along with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Process:

You would need submit the online application plus assessment fee. The assessment is completed normally between 15 to 30days from the date of receipt of the application. Once you have a positive skill assessment from Engineers Australia you can apply for,

  • Skilled Independent Visa sub class 189
  • Skilled nominated visa sub class 190

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through Skill Select to apply.

The information shared is of a general nature and should not be taken as legal advice. The process of filing of immigration application is complex, to ensure positive results it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly.Get in touch with Apex Visas trained consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 for a free evaluation or log on to apexvisas.com.