|By PR Newswire||
|February 12, 2014 09:31 AM EST||
MARKHAM, Ontario, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Social networking sites not only help families and friends stay in touch, these ubiquitous platforms are also allowing immigrants from all over the world to become content developers and spread the word on the best places abroad to find work, visa opportunities and higher education.
Immigration service companies are tracking social networking sites to understand their customers better and to predict the future of immigration trends. "We learn a lot from postings on social networking platforms, about what countries people want to immigrate to, why they want to immigrate and so on. These findings have helped shape our business strategy for 2014," explained Howard Townsend from AustraliaGSM, a fast growing immigration assessment company that specializes in immigration opportunities to Australia.
Far from home and far from their families, immigrants are flocking to social networking sites all over the world. It's a relationship of dependency mainly because these sites are fast, free and widely-available. But aside from sending money or staying in touch with family, many immigrants are taking advantage of social sites to dispense vital information on their experiences, immigration opportunities, jobs, healthcare, education, and legal representation, according to CanadianVisaExpert, a leading immigration company specializing in Canadian Visas. "Whenever we release information about new immigration programs and job opportunities in Canada, our social network following surges within a few days," a representative from CanadianVisaExpert confirmed.
Social media has become a means to an end. "Tapping into social networking sites has been critical for our customer relationship management," said Kyle Dawning from the USAFIS organization, a premier Green Card registration service company. "Many of our customers hear about our professional immigration services from their online friends, so we follow their lead by aligning with their preferred communication channels to offer more of our products and services," Dawning explained.
As immigrants grasp to Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, Flick, LinkedIn and other social platforms to both update their status and disclose information to help others like them to immigrate- social networking sites will continue to instigate immigration trends the world over and shape 2015.