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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. ...
 
 
Migration experts have already had business inquiries after new tax relief plans were revealed. The Special Assignee Relief Programme will reduce the cost for employers assigning skilled individuals here. ...
 
 
THINK we've got a skills shortage? Australia is struggling to fill key roles, according to new research. Workers who are good with their hands are urgently needed to fill a skills shortage in Australia, from bakers to engineers and physiotherapists, the latest statistics released by migration agent, VisaFirst. ...
 
 
If you have lost your job or cannot find work, you may be thinking of trying your luck elsewhere. Here is what you need to know about working in the top destinations for Ireland’s emigrants. ...
 
 
The number of Irish emigrants who received working visas to Australia surged by almost 70% last year. New figures, released by Australia’s department of immigration and citizenship, reveal that Irish citizens are now the third-highest recipients of four-year temporary residence visas. ...
 
 
The number of Irish emigrants who received working visas to Australia surged by almost 70 per cent last year – but currently there is a rush on to get visas before new restrictions are introduced. New figures, released by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship, reveal that Irish citizens are now the third highest recipients of four-year temporary residence visas in the world. ...
 
 
By Edwina Shanahan @ Visafirst.co.uk
From 1 July a new two-stage process will select only the best applicants from the pack
Some really big changes are to be introduced to the Australian Skilled Migration Programme on 1 July 2012.
The Skilled Migrant Selection Register (SkillSelect) is a new Australian visa programme aimed to ensure that only the best and brightest skilled migrants are selected for visa processing. ...
 
 
Over last 10 years number of Irish getting Australian citizenship has more than Doubled
Thousands of Irish mammys will be heartbroken at the news that their sons or daughters will not be returning from Australia any time soon as many as 1302 have been granted citizenship in the last 12months, according to Ireland's leading migration experts www.visafirst.com. January 26th, Australia's national holiday rolls round, many Irish are planning celebrations for when they are granted with the much sought after Australian Citizenship.
Edwina Shanahan, Manager with visafirst.com which is headquartered in Ireland but has offices in Sydney, New Zealand and Canada,"Australia day is traditionally a day when many make the final step in the journey to become an Australian citizen. ...
 
 
The threat of changes to the Australian visa application process has led to a surge in applications by Britons to move Down Under, according to a migration agency
VisaFirst.com is using Australia Day (January 26) to launch a campaign raising awareness of the changes, urging prospective migrants to act now or risk missing out.
The latest changes, which come into effect on July 1 this year, are set to lengthen the application process and make it harder to obtain permanent residence. ...
 
 
More than 1,300 Irish people became Australian citizens last year and, according to visafirst.com, another 203 will join them today – Australia Day - when a total of 13,000 people worldwide are granted Australian citizenship. ‘Australia day is a day when many make the final step to become an Australian citizen’, said Visafirst manager Edwina Shanahan. ...
 
 
More than 1,300 Irish people – the equivalent of the population of Durrow, Co Laois – have been granted Australian citizenship over the past 12 months. However, rather than saying a final farewell, some are expected to return home in the years to come. ...