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A new research showed that London is the most preferred immigration destination among foreign workers.
The survey included more than 160,000 people from a variety of sectors such as banking, telecommunications and others, and half of them said that if they were to immigrate, they’d immigrate to London. ...
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In April, the Air Passenger Duty (APD) will increase from £85 to £92 on flights to New Zealand, as per the UK Government.
APD is “per passenger charge on air travel from UK airports,” according to a definition from the Financial Times Lexicon. ...
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Canada needs skilled workers again, and this time – scientists.
Foreigners who are biologists, zoologists, geneticists, botanists, pharmacologists, marine biologists and toxicologists are encouraged to apply for Canadian visa via the Federal Skilled Worker Program. ...
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As per the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Canada is planning to recruit thousands of Irish workers in the next two years due to shortage in labour in a huge variety of occupations.

In contrast with the economic crisis in Europe, Canada is flooded with projects in infrastructure and in industries such as fisheries, mining, oil, natural gas, and more, and thus is in great needs of workers. ...
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In a need of high quality international students, Australia has decided to make changes in the requirements for student visas.

In the beginning of November, the Australian government made changes to the student visa program, in order to improve the quality and competitiveness of the international education in the country. ...
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Non EU citizens who wish to visit the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London this year, can now start applying for visas.

Since a huge number of the visitors will arrive during the busiest season which is the summer period in 2012 for the Games, visa applicants are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. ...
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People still want to take holidays but they will be shorter, closer to home and carefully but budgeted, tourism chiefs believe. Visitor numbers to Ireland surged by 7pc just over six million in the first 11 months of 2011. ...
 
 
The Skilled Migrant Selection Register (SkillSelect) is a new Australian visa program aimed to ensure that the best and brightest skilled migrants from a pool of intending migrants are selected for visa processing.
On 01 July 2012, SkillSelect will replace the existing skilled migration program and will reform the way Australia selects skilled migrants for visa processing. ...
 
 
A new surge of older professionals and business people with children have decided to emigrate. And the dramatic increase in family emigrations can be partly explained by changes to the Australian visa system to be introduced during the summer, which will make it harder to move to the 'lucky country'. ...
 
 
Many people are unaware they are eligible to work in Australia, despite more than 30,000 people having emigrated there in the past year.
Ireland is among the top 10 feeders countries sending the most people to Australia on permanent residency (PR) visas. ...
 
 
Jonathan Coleman, the Minister of Immigration in New Zealand, announced that new IT system for immigration will be implemented in order to encourage more skilled workers to enter the country.
The new Immigration Global Management System (IGMS) will be ready in 2015. It will allow applicants to have individual online immigration accounts so they can track the status of their applications. ...
 
 
YOUNG families were among the hundreds of Cork people who were last night searching for an escape route out of the country.
After another severe austerity budget which will pile more pressure on families, the mass exodus seen in the past few years is set to continue in 2012. ...
 
 
As European leaders scramble to overcome the Continent’s debt crisis, many are pointing to Ireland as a model for how to get out of the troubles.
Having embraced severe belt-tightening to mend its tattered finances, Ireland is showing glimmers of a turnaround. ...
 
 
A free roadshow for Irish jobseekers looking for work in Australia, New Zealand and Canada will take place to Silversprings Hotel in Cork on Wednesday 7th December.
The VisaFirst event, aimed at the unemployed Cork people, kicks off at 7 pm and is one of a number of events aiming to place over 20,000 Irish workers in employment overseas by the end of 2012. ...
 
 
UNEMPLOYED people who would like to work abroad have been invited to a free information seminar in the city next week. The briefing is being organised by VisaFirst.comat SilverSprings on Wednesday, December 7, at 7pm. ...
 
 
The number of Irish people leaving for a new life in Australia has increased by a quarter in the past year. New figures from Visafirst.com showed a huge jump in the numbers applying for a permit to work Down Under. ...
 
 
The Irish exodus to Oz surged to 30 000 in 12 months to June this year. With no sign of a let-up in the downturn that has consigned almost 450,000 people to dole queues, job seekers are moving to Australia at an alarming rate. ...
 
 
By Declan Clune www.anzoutlook.com
The Western Australian Local Government is crying out for highly skilled migrants from the UK and Ireland. A massive skills shortage threatens the start and continuation of major planned resource and infrastructural projects in Western Australia. ...
 
 
Since 1 July 2011, applications from people who apply for permanent residence through the RSMS are accorded the highest processing priority of all skilled visas.For more information on the RSMS visa, go to
http://www.visafirst.com/en/australian_regional_sponsored_migration_scheme_info.asp
 
 
Irish Daily Mail
The high-tech industries desperately need skilled workers but many of these are being turned away by immigration officials, according to visa experts. One in every five visa seeking staff from abroad are being rejected, Visafirst.com has found.
Last year there were more than 3,200 applications to the immigration authorities by services sector companies, which includes IT firms, to allow them to employ individuals from outside the EU. ...
 
 
The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced the inclusion of Perth in the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS). The minister also agreed to include Perth as a regional area for family sponsored applications through the regional General Skilled Migration programs. ...
 
 
YOUNG farmers will be among the thousands of Irish people drawn to an Australian recruitment drive in Dublin this week.
Multi-skilled farmers will be among those keenly interested in the public seminar being hosted by Western Australia’s Training and Workforce Minister Peter Collier in Dublin’s City West Hotel at 5,30 pm on Thursday. ...
 
 
Northern Territory suspended receipt of GSM applications until 4 July 2011.
 
 
Thousands of young Irish people have already packed their bags and left. Many thousands more are set to join them soon. ...
 
 
The Australian Government has decided on a major reform in the way Australia selects skilled migrants, the Skilled Migrant Selection Model (the Model). Prospective applicants first submit claims for skilled migration through an Expression of Interest and subsequently may be invited to make a visa application. ...
 
 
Short-term Visa Waiver Programme will apply to short stay visitors of 14 nationalities who ordinarily require a Visa to enter the State and will apply over a period from July 2011 to October 2012.
The scheme is part of the Government's job creation programme.
The plan was drawn up following in-depth discussions with representatives from the tourism industry. ...
 
 
The Australian Government aims to halve processing times for 457 visas from the current median of 22 calendar days.
The program is uncapped, demand-driven and highly responsive to the economic cycle. It provides a flexible avenue for employers to fill immediate and short-term skill vacancies where Australian workers are not available