IELTS News: July 2022

Jul 12, 2022 | IELTS, IELTS News, IELTS Test, OET

Here we bring you the latest updates on migration news to English-speaking countries.

The recent pandemic has made moving much more complicated – as have more regional events, such as Brexit.

But behind all the difficulties, a raft of new opportunities are opening up – and we’ve picked out some of the best of those below…

The Latest IELTS News

IELTS Test Dates

This is the peak period for the IELTS test at the moment, and it might be hard to find a test date. 

Here are your options…

Now that IOL (IELTS Online) has started, you can take the Academic test in your own home. If you do, the Speaking times for this test are primarily on a Wednesday.

Computer Delivered IELTS can be taken on virtually any day of the week, 365 days a year – providing your local test centre is open.

For the more traditional amongst you, the following dates are the days you can take a paper and pencil test in August…

Saturday, August 6 2022, Academic and General Training (Australia and New Zealand only)

Thursday, August 11 2022, Academic and General Training

Saturday, August 20 2022, Academic and General Training

Saturday, August 27 2022, Academic only

International Migration News by Andrew Turner

International Job and Study News 

New opportunities are opening up around the world as the major economies compete with each other for the best calibre immigrants…


Nominating Occupations & Skill Assessments  No Longer Required in Australia 

The Australian government has made it easier to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa under the Graduate stream, removing the need to nominate an occupation and take a skill assessment. 

Students  will no longer need to nominate a profession or have a degree, diploma, or trade certification that is connected to the applicant’s specified skilled occupation, 

This will open the Graduate Work stream to many overseas students, especially those with general management and leadership qualifications below a degree.


Temporary Canadian Visas can be Applied for Online

Foreigners applying for a temporary resident visa, study permit, or work permit from outside Canada now have until March 31, 2023 to submit their applications electronically under the current Ministerial Instructions. 

Express Canadian Entry now taking six months to process

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have now returned to six-month processing times for Express entry applications.


Graduates World’s most Prestigious Colleges have a New Route into Britain. 

In order to recruit high-skilled international university graduates, the UK has created a High Potential Individual (HPI) visa. Depending on your degree level, you will be allowed to work and stay in the UK for 2-3 years.  

To be eligible for this visa, applicants will not need a job offer or sponsorship, and those who receive it will be free to work in the UK, start their own business, or do volunteer work. 

A two-year work visa will be granted to those who are successful, and a three-year visa will be granted to those who have a PhD.

You can see a list of the High Potential Individual visa global universities here.

Further IELTS News

If you want to keep abreast of the latest IELTS news, follow our blogTwitter and LinkedIn accounts for up-to-the-minute news.

See you in September!

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