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  • The EU Blue Card

    Across the EU, several countries are also demanding the lifting of quotas on immigrants with certain skills, especially in financial, IT and science sectors. Last month British business leaders warned that a cap on the number of immigrants from outside the EU was causing problems for companies trying to recruit the best international talent. The… Read More »

    Nov 30, 2010
  • Australia seeks skilled worker migrants

    Australia’s Finance Minister Penny Wong wants to see an increase in immigration to meet the demand for skilled workers amid continued political debate over the sustainability of population growth at a time of near full employment. “We need to increase the labor force,” Wong said in an interview Friday. “We’re facing a whole range of… Read More »

    Nov 29, 2010
  • Changed Australian visa policy planned to attract students

    Australia’s student visa policy is expected to receive an overhaul following a meeting between Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and industry key bodies. Attendees at Monday’s meeting reported a positive outcome, with the government acknowledging the problems and indicating there were plans to address the issues. Several industry bodies have criticized the current Australian visa… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2010
  • Canada favored immigration destination in 2011

    According to Canadian Government officials, immigration levels will be higher than ever as the population ages and the birth rates stay low. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, expects between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents in 2011. “Canada’s post recession economy demands a high level of legal immigration to keep our workforce strong.… Read More »

    Nov 26, 2010
  • Tier 1 Visa to be closed from April 2011 – Apply now!

    The Home Secretary announced on 23 November 2010 a number of changes to immigration policy in respect of Tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based system, designed to deliver the government’s commitment to place a limit on non-EU economic migration to the UK. Further details of these changes will be published before they are implemented… Read More »

    Nov 25, 2010
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