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Rules with regards to recruiting international workers

The United Kingdom government, and immigration authority in the UK, has come up with a summary of rules with regards to recruiting international workers in the social care sector. The department that is concerned with the hiring of international workers, skills for care provides a list of general rules that are introduced on the basis of the government's points based system for UK immigration.

Who is eligible under the social care recruitment scheme for UK immigration. The following category of employees, who work in fields related to care giving will be eligible to apply for a visa, under this program.

1. Social workers

Social workers who satisfy the criteria of being on the shortage occupation list are eligible to apply for a UK immigration visa, under the points based program.

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2. Registered Nurse practitioners and other Registered Professionals in medical field

Registered nurses, occupational therapists, and other registered practitioners, can apply for UK immigration, as these occupations are listed on the government's shortage list. As a result, care givers in the United Kingdom, will be able to hire Nurses and people in other related fields from outside the country, with certain conditions. As EU has broken away from UK, all nurses from EU, will no longer be able to have free passage to UK, but will have to go through the same process and fulfil the same conditions as nurses from other countries.

a) The occupation should be listed under the shortage occupation list

b) The applicant should have a valid and relevant job offer from a licensed practitioner who is willing to sponsor them

c) The applicant should be able to speak proficiently in English, upto the required standard

3. Settlement Scheme Workers

According to Skills for Care, all workers who are applying under the Settlement Scheme of the UK government, will be able to live and work in the United Kingdom provided they have been a resident for the past five years. The applicant will be considered from the ending of June month in 2021. Persons who have arrived in the country by 31st Dec 2020, will also be considered as eligible for the scheme under the pre-settled status. These people need to then stay in UK, for a period of five years in order to achieve settled status. Family members of these workers are also eligible for working the UK, if the satisfy other criteria, with respect to age, qualification, and proficiency in English.

4. International students

Students from other countries who are currently studying in the United Kingdom will be allowed to work in their spare time during the semester, as well as during vacation, with the condition that they do not work for more than 10 hours in a week when school is in session. They can however work for the desired duration in vacation time.

[Read More: UK Visa: No Job Offer Needed for International Graduates Now]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canada: The Great White North is Number 1 on this list. With easy immigration processes, a welcoming society, great education and healthcare, cool weather, and the ever-growing job market, Canada is the undisputed leader in immigration potential.

Germany: The Deutschland is famous for precision, quality, and high expectations. Unsurprisingly, it makes the list but we’re still going to spell it out. Currently, home to over 170,000 Indians, Germany is a melting pot of different cultures mostly from other countries in the EU. A veritable hub for mechanical engineering, Germany has a low level of corruption, and a love for innovation and is home to over 25 Fortune 500 companies. With the demand for highly skilled professionals, Germany is a choice destination for young, smart immigrants from all over the world.

Provincial Nominee Program is one of the best routes for Canadian immigration. Every province (state) in Canada has its criteria for immigration. This criterion is custom-fitted to reflect the needs and growth opportunities arising in that respective province.

A Master’s Degree translates directly into a better CRS score. Your educational qualifications reflect the contribution you would make to the destination country’s economy which means that you would be more sought after. Speaking one of the country's primary languages (Eg: French for Canada) also greatly raises your chances for both visa success as well job opportunities.

If you fall under the NOC list in Canada or SOL in Australia (Occupations in demand list), it means that jobs are readily available for qualified candidates. On average, individuals earn 8 times as much salary in Canada as compared to India.


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