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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Moving to Canada – What You Need to Know

People usually immigrate to Canada for various reasons – some hope to find a better-paid job and lower costs of living, others want to gain overseas experience and get in touch with the multicultural environment in the country, third are attracted by the beautiful scenery. Canada is one of the countries accepting most immigrants from […]

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5 TIPS FOR MOVING ABROAD WITH CHILDREN

If you plan to relocate abroad and you have kids, you need to discuss this with them long before you make the final decision. Regardless of the circumstances, children of all ages will need preparation. You need to listen to their point as they might have the same fears and expectation as you do. Here […]

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A Record Number Migrated to New Zealand in 2014

The net migration gain of 50,922 was almost doubled in 2014 compared to 22,468 from 2013. The number of migrants increased by 16 per cent while the departures fell by 18 per cent. The ASB Bank Senior economist Chris Tennent-Brown said: “The attractiveness of the New Zealand labour market relative to Australia’s and the rest […]

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Alberta Provincial Nominee Program Needs More Places

Canada Provincial Nominee Programs are focused on attracting overseas skilled workers to fulfil the local labour market needs and to nominate them for permanent residence. There are two main ways you can immigrate in Canada under the provincial nominee program – as a skilled/semi-skilled worker with a job offer or as a business entrepreneur. Some […]

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Canadian Express Entry Starting in 2015

As Visa First announced earlier this year, the Canadian Immigration introduces Express Entry as of 1 January 2015. This will help the selection of skilled migrants in the country. It is expected that the new program will bring in a lot of improvements to the Canadian Immigration policy, including faster processing, access of applicants from […]

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NEW WAVE OF ITALIAN MIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA

Thousands of Italians are trying to escape the economic crisis in their country heading to Australia. The number of Italian migrants is the highest seen in half a century. The previous migration boom was back in 1950-1951 after World War Two. The number of Italian citizens in Australia on a temporary visa increased by 116% […]

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OVER 22,000 IRISH MOVED TO AUSTRALIA IN THE PAST 5 YEARS

According to the last Settlement report of the Australian government, the exact number of Irish people settled down in Australia in the last five years has reached 22,170. Brokedown in figures, this means 4,434 a year, 369 a month and 12 a day, which is a great increase! The number of people classified as skilled […]

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Characteristics of the New Zealand Tax System

Taxation is a complicated and vast subject. Well, it might also be boring. That’s why we summarized everything on the New Zealand taxation here for you all future visitors and prospective migrants. You might be delighted to hear that New Zealand has developed a simple and clear tax system, ranked by the experts as the […]

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