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Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote

Posted on September 19, 2014 in
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Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote
For the last several months, the topic of heated conversation in every expat Scottish community worldwide has focused on the national independence referendum. The historic referendum had been slated to end over 300 years of English rule over the northernmost region of Britain, but finally resulted in a larger than expected majority voting...

Trend in global expat suburbs makes for easier emigration

Posted on September 18, 2014 in
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Trend in global expat suburbs makes for easier emigration
A major concern for families accompanying the breadwinner to a new country is how to adjust to a completely new lifestyle away from familiar foods, communities and cultures. The move from European city life to its equivalent in Asia is seen as the most challenging, but nowadays a surprise awaits parents wondering whether their kids will...

Pakistani woman facing Sharia death sentence after deportation from Canada

Pakistani woman facing Sharia death sentence after deportation from Canada
A Pakistani woman who fled to Canada in 2007 as a refugee after receiving death threats has been deported by Canada’s immigration authority in spite of an ongoing UN Human Rights appeal. Jamila Bibi, 60, accused of adultery and arrested in Pakistan in 2007, fled to Canada after she was granted bail, and had been living in Saskatoon...

Canada express entry skilled work visa fails to impress migrants

Posted on September 16, 2014 in
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Canada express entry skilled work visa fails to impress migrants
A recent study has revealed that Ottawa’s new migrant arrivals are less than impressed with the Express Entry System due to launch in January 2015. The new programme has already seen the recruitment of skilled immigrants across 50 job sectors in spite of the high number of recently-arrived qualified immigrants who are unable to find...

New Zealand jobs fairs in Australia plan to claw back skilled Kiwis

New Zealand jobs fairs in Australia plan to claw back skilled Kiwis
New Zealand’s National Party is planning to set up job fairs in major Australian cities aimed at enticing skilled expat New Zealanders back into the home country employment market. As the fight to form the next New Zealand government ramps up, a statement by the National Party promises that, if re-elected, it will organise jobs fairs in...

Malaysia joins fight for wealthy investors by offering five year visas

Malaysia joins fight for wealthy investors by offering five year visas
In a move aimed at Australian business visitors, financial managers and wealthy investors, Malaysia is offering multi-entry visas valid for a full five years. Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s PM, announced the start date for the scheme as December 2014, saying that free mobility for skilled experts, business travellers and...

Is Ireland too late to stop its soaring emigration levels

Posted on September 11, 2014 in
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Is Ireland too late to stop its soaring emigration levels
As the emigration level in Ireland continues to soar unchecked, the country’s Union of Students is warning that 'too little, too late' isn’t working. Irish emigration figures for this year to April have increased by a huge 45 per cent over the same period last year.Those leaving are those the country needs the most to drive its...

New Zealand to introduce simpler process for student visas

Posted on September 10, 2014 in
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New Zealand to introduce simpler process for student visas
New Zealand, a long-term favourite destination for students from many countries, has announced that a new, more straightforward visa application process will be introduced next year. The E-visa student visa scheme will allow paperless, fully electronic, online applications as well as online payments, simplifying a task which has been the...

Is Chinese investment immigration the next big exodus

Posted on September 9, 2014 in
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Is Chinese investment immigration the next big exodus
China is now the proud possessor of over a million millionaires but, if the trend towards investment immigration continues, the number may be set to fall dramatically. An increasing number of international migration destinations are encouraging Chinese investors by offering residency in exchange for considerable amounts of cash. Most...

Cyprus losing Brits and gaining Russians and Chinese migrants

Posted on September 8, 2014 in
STORY LINK Cyprus losing Brits and gaining Russians and Chinese migrants
Cyprus losing Brits and gaining Russians and Chinese migrants
Once famous as UK expat heaven, Cyprus’s inability to deal successfully with the ongoing effects of the 2008 financial meltdown is resulting in an increasing number of UK expats packing up and getting out. The island’s international removals companies are seeing a huge demand from Brits moving elsewhere in Mediterranean Europe or even...

Is migrating to Australia bad for expat health

Posted on September 5, 2014 in
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Is migrating to Australia bad for expat health
Most immigrants fleeing to Oz to escape cold winters in their home country and enjoy a better lifestyle believe that their overall health will improve as a result, but recent research may suggest otherwise. A recently-released study by Deakin University Research Institute’s assistant professor Santosh Jatrana suggests that, at least for...

Expat Scots scared by thought of becoming illegal immigrants

Posted on September 4, 2014 in
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Expat Scots scared by thought of becoming illegal immigrants
Midnight tonight is the deadline for Scots living in the home country to registered to vote in the upcoming Independence Referendum, but expat Scots are concerned they may end up as illegal immigrants. Scots in Spain and other expat destinations have been disallowed the opportunity to vote in the crucial referendum. However, should the...

GP famine hits Ireland as family doctors and graduates emigrate

Posted on September 3, 2014 in
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GP famine hits Ireland as family doctors and graduates emigrate
According to a new study, Ireland’s declining health service is about to hit a new low as 75 per cent of medical graduates and more established family doctors emigrate for financial reasons. The survey, conducted by the Irish College of General Practitioners, (ICGP) involved qualified GPs as well as recent graduates and revealed that the...

The six best USA cities for emigrating professionals

Posted on September 2, 2014 in
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The six best USA cities for emigrating professionals
Emigrating to the USA gives a career boost as well as the chance to experience a familiar but excitingly different lifestyle. If you’re looking for recruitment opportunities in America you’ll be joining well over two million expats who’ve made the leap from their home countries into a new, exciting world. Amongst America’s major...

Retired Aussies head for Southeast Asian expat hotspots

Posted on September 1, 2014 in
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Retired Aussies head for Southeast Asian expat hotspots
As Australia’s cost of living continues to soar, increasing numbers of retirees are packing up and heading for cheap expat havens in Southeast Asia. A new book by Australian couple Stephen and Colleen Wyatt reveals the diaspora and explains that Australian pensioners can save around 80 per cent of their living costs by making the move....

Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia

Posted on August 25, 2014 in
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Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia
Many of the hundreds of thousands of young people who emigrated to Australia from Ireland following the 2008 economic crash are now facing lack of work, financial problems and isolation. The results of a recent survey conducted by University College Dublin’s Clinton Institute suggest that, of the rush of Irish immigrants to Australia...

Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight

Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight
Continuing the trend of startling monthly rises since the beginning of 2014, last month’s New Zealand immigration figures now stand at the highest total for 11 years. The rise in net migrant gains over the last seven months has already led to mutterings in sectors of several Kiwi political parties, with last’s months net of 4,500...

Canadian small towns hoping immigrants will replace exodus to cities

Canadian small towns hoping immigrants will replace exodus to cities
An increasing number of rural counties and small towns in the Canadian backwoods are hoping that new arrivals in the country will replace locals fleeing to the big cities. Dwindling populations in Canada’s more remote regions are affecting local economies, with town councils attempting to attract more expat incomers to fill their needs....

New Zealand government offers new immigration advisor guide

Posted on August 21, 2014 in
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New Zealand government offers new immigration advisor guide
A new guide aimed at would-be immigrants to New Zealand is focusing on the need for those seeking visas to apply only via licensed immigration consultants. The Guide to Licensed Immigration Advisors is being issued after reports of fraud by unlicensed immigration firms preying on would-be migrants. The guide is being issued in several...

Canadian immigration issues first entrepreneur start-up visas

Posted on August 19, 2014 in
STORY LINK Canadian immigration issues first entrepreneur start-up visas
Canadian immigration issues first entrepreneur start-up visas
Launched last year, Canada’s start-up visa aimed at entrepreneurs now has two successful applicants, both of whom are being supported by Vancouver’s GrowLab Ventures. Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, met up with business leaders last week to further promote the scheme, the first of its type in the world. He is encouraging...