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Canada fast becoming India’s favourite education destination

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Canada fast becoming India’s favourite education destination
With the US tightening its visa norms leading to reduction in the number of student visas including visas to Indian students, Canada seems to be fast becoming the favourite education destination for Indian students.


This is clearly evidenced by recent statistics.

According to official data, in 2017, there was a 60% spike in the number of visas issued by Canada to the Indian students.

Indian students received 83,410 of the 317,110 the Canadian study permits that were issued by Canada.

Traditionally, the US was seen as a popular destination among the Indian students. However, things are changing now and that too at a brisk pace. Managing partner at immigration law firm LawQuest, PoorviChothani said, “Indians used to go to the US, taking hefty loans to pay expensive tuition fees, because they expected a ‘return-on-investment’ by getting a high-paid job upon graduation.

Now, chances of that are low because of changing policies and employers’ reluctance to engage foreign workers in uncertain times.” The fact that the US is no longer the favourable educationdestination that it used to be is manifested by the recent statistics as well.

In 2017, the total number of F-1 student visas issued by the US declined by from 417,728 in 2016 to 393,573 in 2017.

Indian students registered the sharpest drop in issuance of visas by the US. The number of F-1 student visas issued to Indians came down by 28% from 65,257 in 2016 to 47,302 in 2017.

Moreover, among US science and engineering degree courses at the graduate-school level, the share of Indians has come down by 19% in 2017.

In fact, the biggest drop was registered by Indian students in this aspect too. This goes on to show that the US is no longer as popular an education destination among Indian students as it used to be.

PoorviChothani added, “In the US, going on the student visa means you’re going as a non-immigrant…you’re starting off on the wrong foot already." She also said, “Canadian colleges are relatively less expensive and Canada offers a more predictable path to citizenship.”

At a time when the US seems to be tightening its norms, Canada seems to be further relaxing its norms for foreign students.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced the Student Direct Stream (SDS), for the students of India, the Philippines, China and Vietnam. This is going to improve the processing of student applications from these 4 countries.

Compared to other countries which were traditionally seen as favoured destinations among Indian students, Canada has far easier and simpler policies for work permits as well. H-1B lottery determines the fate of the immigrant workers in the US.

As opposed to this, in Canada, getting a work permit is not a matter of chance or individual luck. It even offers express entry for skilled immigrants. While the norms are being tightened in the US, Canada has relaxed them and this explains why Canada is fast becoming India’s new education destination.

Author is a digital marketing consultant and editor of Smartechtoday, Srjnews an Indian online news websites.Read,share and discuss current & technology news from around the globe.

Writing an essay with the right kind of help

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Writing an essay with the right kind of help

Writing an essay

The amount of essays an individual writes in their life is a really high number and it’s not always an easy task, as the level of education goes up, the harder they get and it becomes increasingly difficult to write them without the right kind of help.


It is necessary that anyone writing an essay at a higher level of education should get some sort of help as it will not only make it easy for them but also help them write a better essay that will have quality content and will be readable too.

A good essay needs to be true to its topic, should have valid info and should always be informative in the sense that the reader of it should always learn something from it and should not feel that they wasted their precious time reading it and for that to happen the essay needs to be great.

Highly qualified individuals in literature can always carve up great essays but not everyone is them and we need their help to make ours better so that we can perform better in our school.

The right kind of help in essay writing

When in high school it was always easy to get help from someone who was good at writing an essay but as the level of education went up, so did the difficulty and everyone gets involved in their own stuff which is obviously their primary responsibility and it becomes increasingly difficult to find help.

That’s when we start to look outside our circle of friends or colleagues and we move to the internet for help. The internet is a medium that can always be there to help you and will never be busy enough to not help you. There are a lot of different tools on the internet that will help you write a good paper.

There will always be a good amount of articles or research on the topic you are interested to write about and you can always quote that research or those articles and support or validate your writing in a much better way. Apart from these there are sources that will give you a free full essay on a topic that interests you and you can use that to craft up a nice paper.
These tools usually give a free paper that you can use and check and later subscribe to these services to have a free flow of full papers that can always be useful to you if you are a frequent writer or someone who just keeps interest in reading papers on different topics.

So in today’s world its always better to turn to the internet in times of need as there is always going to be someone on the internet that will be willing to help you and pull you out of the problem you seem to be stuck in and you can help them in return by doing your fair share of work for the internet community.

How To Write A Winning Scholarship Essay

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How To Write A Winning Scholarship Essay
You want to write an amazing essay that will help you get a scholarship for the University of your Dreams but you don’t know how to start it yet? Not to worry!

This article is a step by step guide that will help you write a great essay, which could potentially increase your odds of getting that scholarship you need.

We will cover some topics that you could write on, while briefly explaining what to write in each part of the essay.


Before starting, we would like to emphasise on the prompt that is given for you to follow almost as if your life depends on it.

It is highly important that you keep in mind the smallest details such as the format and the word count.

You should read the instructions and grading rubric several times before AND after writing the essay, so you don’t miss out on any of the details.

Essay Outline

This part of writing the essay is highly crucial. You can draft the essay through the outline, briefly writing some pointers for each part of the essay.

For example, the introduction will include who you are, your upbringing, etc. Here you can mention what led you to choosing the specific university you are writing the essay for.

List all your achievements in the draft, as well as your goals, career wise and educational. And the skills you possess, and how you obtained them and use them.

Introduction

This part will make or break your essay, because the introduction will decide whether or not the reader, i.e. the college admissions board, is interested enough to take your essay seriously.

Before you finalize the introduction, we advise you to browse through free essays online as well as going through related topics so you are exactly sure as to how to go about it.

In the introduction, you can be as specific as possible such as writing about a childhood experience that is interesting enough to be used as an opening.

We advise not to use quotations because it’s very clichéd. If you don’t want to get personal, talk about a problem in the environment and how you have plans on changing it.

Your introduction should also include a thesis statement that will summarize the whole point of your essay. You should also start by choosing an interesting title so it is grasping for the audience.

Conclusion
How you finish the essay is just as crucial as the introduction. You can be appreciative of the fact that you have come this far, and how hopeful you are for the future.

End it on a positive note. You can rewrite the thesis statement, but don’t just copies paste it.

If you are planning to paraphrase it make sure you do it cleverly, so it does not sound repetitive.

Once you are finished, make sure you review your work multiple times. Perhaps, ask a friend to read it as well as a third eye.

Top Tips For Getting Remote Jobs

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Top Tips For Getting Remote Jobs
These days, it seems like everyone’s working online. From bloggers to web designers to ESL teachers, the Internet is full of opportunities for remote work. The reasons for getting into it are varied, too.

Some people dreaming of this career are busy parents who want time for both work and their kids; others are recent graduates who want to work while traveling the world.


Whether you’re looking for a part-time gig as a content writer, or you dream of having a full-fledged digital nomad career, the opportunities exist.

But you’re probably wondering: how do I get a remote job in the first place?

After all, the remote jobs industry is pretty niche. Luckily, there are some great strategies you can follow to get on the radar of remote companies--and get them to hire you. Here’s how.

Get some remote work experience

At first glance, it seems counterintuitive that you need remote work experience to get a remote job in the first place.

It seems impossible--after all, how are you going to get one without the other? Well, a large part of the process is getting this work experience at a lower rate, or for free. Find out what kind of work you want to do, and start working.

For example, if you’re a content writer, you can help out a local nonprofit, or work as a volunteer writer or editor online for a global organization like the UN.

They’re always looking for volunteers: just take a look here

Once you’ve got some of this experience under your belt, you’re proving to remote companies that you’re capable of working on your own. After all, the remote work lifestyle requires you to be able to stick to deadlines and work alone even without your boss constantly checking in on you.

This demonstrates a commitment to this kind of work, and that you’re reliable. Eventually, you can become a successful entrepreneur like Tom Zaccagnino.

Considering that 56 percent of companies allow for remote work, you’re likely to find somewhere you can get experience. And you might even be able to get started by working remotely for the company you already work at, once a week, too!

Get the right certifications
 
Another way of demonstrating to remote employers that you know what you’re doing is by getting the right certifications. For example, if you want to teach English as a foreign language for global business learners, you should get a teaching degree of that kind.

That might be a bit of investment--the CELTA degree costs $2,795 for a month-long intensive course--but there are always alternatives. If you’re looking into content writing or web design, then you might be in luck, because there are many certifications available online for free.

Once you’ve done this, update not only your resume but also all your online profiles. Because these companies are remote, they’ll be taking a look at your online presence, too.

Make online connections
 
The remote world exists online, which means that you need to become savvy at making connections online. This isn’t an excuse for you to spend hours scrolling through Facebook, but joining groups like Remote Like Me and Digital Nomad Girls will help you understand more of the career landscape.

Often, job postings appear in their feeds. Don’t forget to do a search on Instagram and Twitter, too, using hashtags like #remotework and #remotehiring. If you apply for a job and say you found it through one of these platforms, you’re more likely to be taken seriously than if you found it on Indeed.com.

Additionally, create a website where you can show off who you are, along with your work experience and certifications you’ve worked so hard to get. The same goes for your LinkedIn profile, which many employers will be looking at. (By the way, you can search remotely for jobs there too--just follow this guide!)

Considering that 90 percent of remote workers in the State of Remote Work 2018 survey stated that they would prefer to work remotely for the rest of their careers, putting in all this work isn’t something you’ll regret. In fact, it’ll be the beginning of the rest of your life.


You might even consider using a service like SocialGoneViral to get more popular on social media, too.

These are the best strategies you can use to get a remote job, which means the beginning of your remote career! 

What other strategies do you think would be effective in finding remote work? Share your insights in the comments.

How can employers help new migrants succeed at work?

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How can employers help new migrants succeed at work?
In 2016-2017, Australia welcomed 262,489 new migrants which includes skilled migrants, students and humanitarian visa holders.

In 2017-2018, the Department of Home Affairs have planned for a total of 128,550 skilled migrants, and 57,400 persons to be welcomed under the family stream.

With the size of our population growing, so will our workforce.
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Whilst there are some solid programs in place to help our new migrants with language classes and settling in to their new environment, the majority of employers are still pretty clueless on how they can make their workplace more inclusive and attentive to our newcomers’ needs.

This results in an uncohesive workforce and can seclude the new migrants in more ways than one.

Many new migrants coming from certain parts of Asia such as China, India and the Middle East find that they are not able to find jobs in their area of expertise even though they are highly skilled and qualified.


Majority of these highly skilled and qualified workers end up working in roles that their parents never wished for them. Many of them end up as cleaners and taxi drivers.

Whilst there are no definitive numbers reporting the qualifications of cleaners and taxi drivers, many people working in these roles whom I have met hold a Masters degree or a PhD degree from overseas.

Unfortunately, as they weren’t successful in attaining a role in their respective industries, they settled for any job they could find.

Why can’t they find jobs in their areas of expertise?

The main reason is confidence and their language disconnect. Many of our skilled migrants come from countries such as China, India and South America.

English is not their primary language, and whilst their English is better than most in their respective countries, they suffer from a complex when they arrive in Australia. This complex compounded with the stresses of settling in and wanting to shine in their interview, they aren’t usually successful in their job searches.

Additionally, many other candidates who would have interviewed for the same role would come off better because they would not be facing the same pressures as that of new migrants.

How can employers help their foreign-born employees to speak up?



According to a research published earlier in the year by scholars at Deakin and Wollongong universities found that there are two factors that predict the likelihood of employees being confident in expressing themselves at work – their personal level of cultural intelligence (also known as CQ) and the relationship migrant workers have with their immediate supervisor.

The researchers recommend cross-cultural training for all staff to help them understand each other better, to understand the challenges being faced by others in an effort to break down barriers between staff members.

The study also recommended for managers to have a high level of cultural intelligence, especially in small businesses, as they are more inclined to make an effort to build relationships with their employees, irrespective of where they were born, thereby cultivating a culture in which people feel safer voicing their thoughts. This in turn means an organisation which will run more efficiently and a team who works in cohesion.

Managers should also be undertaking constant professional development training to ensure they are equipped with skills and knowledge they need to manage the team and also the business well. Visit here to find courses that may suit your management team.