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Carl Witherspoon is one of the many Britons who have fallen in love with sunshine Australia and dreamed to live there from the moment he first set eyes on the wide and sunny beaches in 2000.
Backpacking for a year in a country however does not give a clear perspective of all the positive and negative sides of living abroad, which is why Carl took advantage of a Second Working Holiday visa to go Down Under again. ...
 
 
Prospective working holiday makers, from United Kingdom and Ireland, who want to go to Canada in 2012, will have to wait until the beginning of the next year. The yearly quota that has been set by the International Experience Canada (IEC) for Irish and British applicants is currently reached. ...
 
 
A 32 Billion Euro Gas Project off the coast of Western Australia has been approved from the Australian Federal Court. The employees, who work there, will not need a visa, since the project is located outside the visa zone. ...
 
 
The United Kingdom Office for National Statistics released data which shows that in the twelve months between September 2010 and September 2011 the figure for the net immigration was 252 000. This is a drop with 3000, in comparison with the same period during the previous year, but it is till much above the government target, which is currently set at 100 000 per year. ...
 
 
Although Canada has been advertising that it needs skilled workers from Ireland for awhile, it is now rejecting visa applications to hundreds of Irish candidates who have been waiting for four years.
The reasons behind this unexpected decision by the Canadian government are due to an attempt to speed up processing times. ...
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China will lower the requirements of its "1000 experts" visa program. This step aims at attracting top academics and researchers from all over the world. ...
 
 
There are a lot of Australian visas that are denied for health reasons. This is the second most important factor for denying visa for Australia after security. ...
 
 
The New Zealand Immigration minister Nathan Guy has announced changes in the New Zealand Visa application process, so that New Zealand becomes more attractive destination for foreign talent. From now on the speed of the visa processing will be in accordance with their income and language skills. ...
 
 

Want to work in Australia? Nowadays, Australia is a popular destination of skilled migrants all over the world with its vast Australia visa opportunities for skilled workers.

The country is in constant need of skilled workers as its industries are booming while the number of retirees is increasing.

As a result, Australia’s healthcare professions are experiencing shortage which could reach 109,000 nurses by 2025, as per a report from Health Workforce Australia. ...

 
 
CANADA is maintaining a steady stream of opportunities for Irish emigrants with construction workers still in demand.
The Canadian engineering firm, JV Driver, have confirmed that they will be actively recruiting for 200 positions at Jobs Expo 2012. ...
 
 
TRADESPEOPLE are being urged to apply immediately for 167 jobs n offer from a Canadian construction company.
Visafirst.com said that in the past few weeks they have been contacted by employers in the country who urgently need a variety if workers.
Visafirst.com boss Edwina Shanahan said: “We are currently accepting CVs with the view to calling people for interviews in our Kilkenny office in two weeks’ time.”
The positions available are based in Alberta and include pipefitters and insulators.
 
 
To fill Canada’s growing labour shortages in construction, natural resources and similar industries, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced plans today to make it easier for skilled tradespersons to immigrate to Canada.
The announcement is the latest in a series Minister Kenney has made about transforming Canada's immigration system into a fast and flexible system focused on jobs, growth and prosperity. ...
 
 
ABC News
The Federal Government will fast-track the assessment process for skilled US workers coming to Australia.
Under the agreement, US tradespeople will able to complete a skills assessment before coming to Australia. ...
 
 
Irish Examiner
Oz-leaning Irish jobseekers should not be put off by visa processing problems which have temporarily halted moves to bring 150,000 skilled workers to Australia on temporary '457' visas.
So says Edwina Shanahan, manager with visafirst.com, a provider of visa and travel support services for people seeking to emigrate. ...
 
 
Telegraph.co.uk
A new $7 billion mine in Western Australia is set to create job opportunities for thousands of foreign workers
The Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region, which is expected to begin production in 2014/15, is one of the biggest resource projects underway in the booming Australian state.
A spokesman for the development said earlier this week that around 2,000 Australians would be recruited for “highly paid” permanent positions by the time the mine opens, but that a further 8,000 workers could be needed during the construction period. ...
 
 
www.businessandleadership.com
Employers in Western Australia (WA) are increasingly turning to Skype to conduct interviews with much-needed Irish employees, according to visa and travel support services company, VisaFirst.com.
Under Western Australian law, Irish workers over the age of 31 need a temporary skilled visa, called a 457 visa, in order to work there. ...
 
 
www.irishcentral.com
Canada is still on its search to bring skilled workers over from Ireland with the promise of work. Boasting several different markets in need of skilled and talented workers, Canada is diligently looking towards Ireland to fill vacancies.
The Offaly Express reports that VisaFirst, a leading migration agent, is set to embark on a recruiting trip to entice skilled workers to come to Canada. ...
 
 

Changes in the work visa for the entertainment industry personnel in New Zealand are to come into effect on April 30, 2012 in order to make it easier for entertainment companies to bring workers in NZ.

The NZ Immigration Department says that at the moment, foreign workers who come in the NZ to work in entertainment, music, film or television industries are required to hold a work visa. The applications for work visa are submitted to the New Zealand Film and Video Technicians’ Guild, the Screen Production and Development Association, the Screen Directors’ Guild of New Zealand, the New Zealand Actor’s Guild, New Zealand Actors’ Equity or the musicians’ branch of the Service and Food Workers Union. ...

 
 
www.eurograduate.com
Best known for sharing maple syrup, ice hockey and Celine Dion with the world, Canadians are looking across the pond for the British to help the nation out of a current skills shortfall fix.
The second largest country in the world, Canada is under pressure to recruit overseas to fill a growing skills shortage, with the UK a prime target. According to leading migration agent, VisaFirst.com , an estimated 13,000 Brits fled to Canada on employer-sponsored work permits in 2011. ...
 
 
CANADA is calling out for Clare farmers and farm labourers who may want to beat their way out of the recession and start anew.
Migration agents VisaFirst.com claim some of the workers in Clare’s 6,500 farms may be interested to learn that their talents are being sought in Canada to fill employment opportunities. The visa specialists say many Canadian provinces are even willing to give permanent residency to farmers who are willing to buy land or buy into an existing farming business and set up shop there. ...
 
 
Labourers also targeted as Canadians go ahead to head with Aussies in battle for new emigrants,
Connacht Tribune

FARMERS and labourers from Galway’s 13,400 farms are being “head-hunted” to fill thousands of jobs in Canada – with some provinces in the North American country so desperate for workers they are offering permanent residency to farmers who purchase land there.
Hundreds of struggling farm workers from across Galway are expected to join the lengthening queues of emigrants from Irish airports. ...
 
 
Experts predict 6,000 Canadian work permits will be granted to Irish skilled professions in 2012 VISAFIRST.COM, leading migration agents say that some of the workers in Cork’s 14,200 farms may be interested to learn that their talents are being called upon in Canada to fill employment opportunities throughout the country. The visa specialists say that many Canadian provinces are even willing to give Permanent residency to farmers who are willing to buy land or buy into an existing farming business and set up shop in Canada. ...
 
 
The number of women out of work for more than a year has soared by almost a FIFTH.
Official figures show the unemployment rate remained at 14.2 per cent in February, with 439,422 people claiming benefits. ...
 
 
Certain regions in Canada are willing to give permanent residency to Irish farmers who are willing to buy land and set up shop in the North American country. The employment opportunities for Irish people have been well documented recently, with the visit of a Canadian delegation aiming to fill 335,000 construction jobs in western Canada. ...
 
 
The head of Canada’s fastest growing province is to lead a delegation of its employers to Dublin and Cork next month to recruit for up to 275 jobs.
It is estimated that Saskatchewan will need between 75,000 and 90,000 skilled workers in the next tree to five years, particularly in the sectors of advanced technology, construction, mineral exploration, agriculture and petroleum, all of which are thriving. ...
 
 
Migration firm VisaFirst say they have already received some inquiries from businesses following the Ministers Announcement in the Finance Bill on the introduction of the Special Assignee Relief Programme. This is designed to reduce the cost for employers assigning skilled individuals to Ireland. ...
 
 
Any multinational financial services firm could attract somebody here with a special tax break, without the desired effect of creating any real jobs
            New measures aimed at attracting foreign executives formed a major plank of the business offering in last week’s Finance Bill. Known as the Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP), the measure has been widely welcomed, but does have a few inevitable flaws. ...