September 2012 Emigrate News Archive

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Number of people emigrating from Ireland continues to grow

Posted on September 28, 2012 in
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Number of people emigrating from Ireland continues to grow
Figures released by Ireland’s Central Statistics Office show that the number of people leaving the country was higher this year than last year. For the year ending in April, 46,500 Irish nationals decided to emigrate, a year on increase of 16 per cent. The figure for all nationalities leaving Ireland hit 87,100 compared to the previous...

Scared couple emigrate to Australia after robbery shooting

Posted on September 27, 2012 in
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Scared couple emigrate to Australia after robbery shooting
A couple who were arrested and held in police custody after the husband shot at intruders during a burglary at their cottage have now left the UK to start a new life in Australia. Tracy and Andy Ferrie were arrested a month ago and claim they have been in a living hell ever since. Two men have now been handed four year prison sentences for...

Canadian recruitment firm targets Irish workers

Posted on September 26, 2012 in
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Canadian recruitment firm targets Irish workers
Diamond Group of Companies, a recruitment firm based in Canada, has announced it will be opening a UK and European headquarters in Dublin in order to recruit around 1,000 workers to relocate to Canada. In order to address a shortfall in the Canadian workforce it is estimated that the country will have to find 150,000 temporary workers from...

Emigrating to Australia: Introduction of a tougher immigration policy

Emigrating to Australia: Introduction of a tougher immigration policy
Australia’s foreign minister has explained to a gathering of business people in New York how his country plans to introduce a tougher immigration policy for those seeking asylum from war zones and poorer countries in Asia. At the same time he explained that it was going to be important for the Australian economy to tap into the market being...

Unemployment figures in Ireland kept down by emigration

Posted on September 24, 2012 in
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Unemployment figures in Ireland kept down by emigration
New figures published by the Irish government suggest that as many as 40,000 people leave the country every year because the employment prospects are so dire. Analysts claim the high emigration figures were one of the reasons that the unemployment figure in Ireland is not much higher than it already is. The Central Statistics Office said...

Australia desperate for foreign healthcare workers

Posted on September 21, 2012 in
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Australia desperate for foreign healthcare workers
Health Workforce Australia has released a new report in which it claims the country needs to encourage more doctors and nurses to enter the country from abroad to fill a shortfall. The study reveals that in 2009 around a quarter of the doctors working in Australia had acquired their medical training overseas. The report claims that over...

Pope discourages Christian youth from leaving Lebanon

Posted on September 20, 2012 in
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Pope discourages Christian youth from leaving Lebanon
The Pope has made an appeal to young Lebanese Christians not to choose emigration as a reaction to sometimes difficult circumstances. He explained that they represented the future of the country and as such should be forging closer ties with young Muslims and advocating greater cooperation, religious freedom and tolerance. This is the...

Russia sees 1.3 million leave in three years

Posted on September 19, 2012 in
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Russia sees 1.3 million leave in three years
A Russian born sociologist currently working at Michigan State University has voiced his fears that the former Soviet Union is suffering because of rampant corruption, greed and mass emigration. Vladimir Shlapentokh said that liberalisation and openness had not led to democracy, and that his former home was now being run by a wealthy elite,...

Rise in the number of Mexicans choosing to emigrate

Posted on September 18, 2012 in
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Rise in the number of Mexicans choosing to emigrate
Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography has reported an increase in the number of people leaving the country for the quarter of the year ending in June. The figures show a population loss of 27.6 people for every 10,000 living in the country. The figure, which is the highest it has been since 2008, is calculated by...

Sports clubs in Ireland suffer from emigration

Posted on September 17, 2012 in
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Sports clubs in Ireland suffer from emigration
Football clubs across Ireland are suffering because of a wave of emigration which has resulted in some clubs losing as many as half their team members over the past two years. The Central Statistics Office has released figures which show that between April 2010 and April 2011 40,200 citizens of Ireland emigrated, an increase of 13,000 on the...

Canada introduces new visa to attract entrepreneurs

Posted on September 14, 2012 in
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Canada introduces new visa to attract entrepreneurs
Canada’s government is planning to introduce a new visa intended to attract more entrepreneurs to the country. Jason Kenney, Citizenship and Immigration Minister, said the new startup visa would link foreign brains with Canadian finance and provide a boost for the economy. Alexis Pavlich, the minister’s press secretary, said Canada was...

Steve Webb denies rumours that expat pensions will be unfrozen

Posted on September 13, 2012 in
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Steve Webb denies rumours that expat pensions will be unfrozen
Rumours that the pensions of British citizens living abroad might be unfrozen have been played down by Steve Webb, the UK’s pensions minister. There have been reports that Australian minister Jenny Macklin has been meeting with Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, about reforming the pensions paid to UK expats who have relocated...

Scotiabank announces alliance to help immigrants from India

Posted on September 12, 2012 in
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Scotiabank announces alliance to help immigrants from India
A new alliance has been announced between Scotiabank in Canada and Kotak Mahindra Bank of India which will make it easier for those looking to emigrate from the sub-continent to Canada to secure financial services. The deal will also provide investment services and accounts for Indo-Canadians in India. Retail Distribution Executive...

Hong Kong and London most expensive cities for expats

Posted on September 11, 2012 in
STORY LINK Hong Kong and London most expensive cities for expats
Hong Kong and London most expensive cities for expats
According to a new survey, the most expensive city in the world for a company to send expats to work is Hong Kong. Savills, the estate agent, published findings this week which show that executive housing in China’s financial centre rose in price by 7.4 per cent during the first six months of this year. Researchers found that despite a...

SGMC to incorporate Working Abroad events

Posted on September 10, 2012 in
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SGMC to incorporate Working Abroad events
SGMC International, the Irish-based owners of events including Working Abroad, has said that it intends to merge the newly acquired Emigrate UK brand and Johnson Press Events and Exhibitions. The firm has also said it will be running additional Working Abroad events in Glasgow this year and Manchester next year. Stephen McLarnon, director...

MPs call for reclassification of immigrant students

Posted on September 7, 2012 in
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MPs call for reclassification of immigrant students
A group of MPs is calling on the government to adjust the way in which it classifies students who have come to study in the UK from other countries. The Business Innovation and Skills Committee has published a report in which it says international students should no longer be included in net migration figures. However, Mark Harper, the...

Expats struggle to learn foreign languages

Posted on September 6, 2012 in
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Expats struggle to learn foreign languages
New research shows that the biggest hurdle for those who have moved abroad because of work is learning the local language. More than 60 per cent of senior managers who were asked to take part in the survey said that they felt the largest obstacle to an expat fulfilling an assignment was not having a solid knowledge of the language. More than...

Singapore authorities worried about levels of expat hatred

Posted on September 5, 2012 in
STORY LINK Singapore authorities worried about levels of expat hatred
Singapore authorities worried about levels of expat hatred
Singapore’s prime minister has said he is concerned about the level of anti-foreigner feeling in the island-state, adding that he is worried that the situation could damage how people abroad feel about the country. In a speech to the nation Lee Hsien Song said he was worried by how much anti-expat sentiment he was witnessing. In the...

Whites and Indians most likely to leave South Africa

Posted on September 4, 2012 in
STORY LINK Whites and Indians most likely to leave South Africa
Whites and Indians most likely to leave South Africa
A survey of young people in South Africa has revealed that as many as half of the country’s population who are of Indian-origin are considering moving abroad. The study was conducted by consumer insights company Pondering Panda and found that 22 per cent of black South Africans were also thinking about emigrating to another country. Top...

Irish council member continues to receive wage after emigrating down under

Irish council member continues to receive wage after emigrating down under
A report in the Irish press claims that a town councillor continued to be paid a salary even after he went to live in Australia. The Irish Independent found that councillor Kevin Dwyer of New Ross Fiana Fail received his 2011 payments even though he had emigrated last September. The councillor claimed an annual payment of €4,181 as well...