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IELTS test day and COVID-19

IELTS — July 27th, 2021

There is a lot happening in the world right now. We want to show you the additional Covid-19 precautions we have put in place to help protect your health and safety, so you can take your test and get on with pursuing your goals with IELTS.

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IELTS Speaking: How to perform at your best in the part 3 discussion

IDP IELTS — October 15th, 2021

In part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test, you will be asked to discuss questions related to the topic area in part 2. You will be expected to discuss this topic in a more abstract way moving away from the more familiar parts 1 and 2 topic areas.

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IELTS Speaking: How to perform at your best in part 1

IDP IELTS — October 15th, 2021

Learn how to start your Speaking test confidently and continue this confident performance for the whole test. Today, we will look at some tips to help you perform at your best in part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.

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New Brunswick Launches Permanent Residency Pathway For International Students

IDP IELTS — September 10th, 2021

Under the new immigration pathway, graduates from four private career colleges in New Brunswick will be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

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New Agriculture Visa Offers Pathway to PR in Australia

IDP IELTS — August 27th, 2021

New agriculture visa aimed at Pacific, Southeast Asian workers will be offered to fill labour shortages. Learn more.

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Tasmania’s 2021-22 Skilled Migration Program Now Open

IDP IELTS — August 6th, 2021

Tasmania has launched its 2021-22 Skilled Migration Program and invited a total of 3,300 applications for subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas. Read all updates.

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Western Australia announced changes to the Skilled Migration Program and expands the ocuupation list to include more occupations, such as accountants, bakers and cooks.

Western Australia expands occupation list for skilled migration program 2021

IDP IELTS — July 16th, 2021

Western Australia announced changes to the Skilled Migration Program for subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas for 2021. The occupation list for the general stream expands to include more occupations, such as accountants, bakers and cooks. Check if your occupation is listed.

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Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program 2021-2022 Opening Soon

IDP IELTS — August 31st, 2021

Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-2022 will open to new Registrations of Interest (ROIs) on 7 July 2021. The Department of Home Affairs provided Victoria with 4,000 visa places. Check if you can submit a registration of interest for the VIC Visa Nomination. Get access to an Australian PR visa with IELTS.

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Australia Adds 22 Occupations to Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

IDP IELTS — July 28th, 2021

In June 2021, the Australian federal government announced that it will fast-track visa applications for more occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). That's good news for pharmacists, accountants, chefs, engineers and IT specialists. Check the full list here.

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Canada leads as the most popular study destination for international students

IDP IELTS — June 14th, 2021

Canada is known for their top-notch education system, prestigious universities with high graduate employability, and a culture of tolerance and diversity. It’s no wonder that Canada is such a popular place to live, study and work! Discover the benefits of studying in Canada and find all the answers with our FAQs about studying and working in Canada.