Emigration hopes dashed

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Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Star and Irish Independent published an article revealing how unfortunate some Irish people who have been wanting to immigrate to Canada are. The country has recently changed its immigration and visa policy and loads of foreigners who have applied years ago, would not be able to finally leave or even reapply.

See the full article from Irish Daily Mirror:

“Thousands of desperate Irish jobseekers have had their dreams of a new life inCanadadashed by a visa backlog.

The country has been hailed as the newAustraliabecause of its shortage of skilled workers and thousands of Irish families emigrated there.

But a huge backlog in skilled visa applications means 300,000 people across the globe will be left high and dry – and recession-hitIrelandwill be among the countries worst affected.

Anyone who applied for a Federal skilled visa before February 2008 can now expect to have their case closed.

But devastatingly, most won’t be able to reapply because of changes introduced by Canada’s government.

Visafirst.com’s manager Edwina Shanahan said: “The eligible list of occupations is now so limited there is no question that Irish visa applicants will be affected. However, we won’t know to what extent until some time around the end of July. “Overall it is estimated that more than 300,000 cases will be closed”. “

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