September 2013 Emigrate News Archive

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Study shows that 60 per cent of Irish emigrants are highly skilled

Posted on September 30, 2013 in
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Study shows that 60 per cent of Irish emigrants are highly skilled
A year-long study into the ongoing Irish Diaspora has revealed that over 60 per cent of emigrants have degree qualifications and were employed in skilled professions. The study, undertaken by UCC’s Social Science Institute and the Department of Geography, confirmed fears that emigration from Ireland over the last year was four times...

New study confirms migrants have difficulty getting jobs in Canada

Posted on September 27, 2013 in
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New study confirms migrants have difficulty getting jobs in Canada
A survey undertaken in Canada’s Hamilton region has revealed that language difficulties and lack of work experience in the country is preventing expats form getting jobs. Research into local firms and their requirements found that, although companies are open to employing incomers from overseas, they rarely do so, preferring nationals...

Top UK politician warns of migrants recreating their cultures in Britain

Top UK politician warns of migrants recreating their cultures in Britain
Former Conservative Party chairman and Tory grandee Lord Tebbit has warned against immigrants who arrive in the UK and attempt to recreate their own cultures in their new country. Lord Tebbit said that many third-world immigrants had no intention of integrating into UK society, adding that a number are engaged in building separate...

Expat jobs in Singapore may be harder to snare

Posted on September 25, 2013 in
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Expat jobs in Singapore may be harder to snare
Seemingly ollowing on from the emirates, Singapore’s new push to persuade its business owners to hire local rather than expat talent is sparking fears that expats will have a hard time getting jobs in the popular city state. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower announced last Monday that all jobs paying less than 12,000 Singapore dollars...

New Zealand PM tasks UK government over unfair visa restrictions for Kiwis

New Zealand PM tasks UK government over unfair visa restrictions for Kiwis
During his official visit to the UK, Kiwi Prime Minister John Key is holding talks with UK government representatives over the difficulties faced by Kiwis wishing to enter Britain. Mr Key’s visit to the UK was prompted by an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to spend a weekend at Balmoral, her Scottish retreat. Whilst in London he held...

US Immigration reform prospects fall over congressmen dropouts

Posted on September 23, 2013 in
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US Immigration reform prospects fall over congressmen dropouts
Two key members of the bipartisan working group have backed off from the final round of negotiation, saying they can’t back the reforms as they can’t trust President Obama. Sam Johnson and John Carter, both Texan Republicans, confirmed on Friday they had backed out of negotiations, saying they’d reached a tipping point after four...

New Zealand net immigration figures still rising

Posted on September 20, 2013 in
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New Zealand net immigration figures still rising
August’s figures for net migration to the country have been rising each month during 2013, with fewer New Zealanders leaving for Australia and increased numbers of migrant arrivals from overseas. The attraction of Australia as regards job prospects and higher salaries which has led to exceptionally high migration across the strait is now...

Migration financial planning should include costs of overseas luxuries

Migration financial planning should include costs of overseas luxuries
Would-be expats planning to emigrate to a new life overseas spend many hours poring over cost of living surveys in an attempt to calculate an average month’s spend, but fail to include life’s little luxuries in the list. A recent survey has revealed that the majority of migration plans include unavoidable bills such as rent,...

Survey reveals UK brain drain is likely to be irreversible

Posted on September 18, 2013 in
STORY LINK Survey reveals UK brain drain is likely to be irreversible
Survey reveals UK brain drain is likely to be irreversible
Latest government statistics confirming another increase in the number of professionals leaving the UK for a better life overseas are leading to fears that the brain drain is becoming irreversible. Those who have already left the country and established homes and jobs overseas, it seems, have no intention of returning in the near future,...

US visa scammers targeting immigrants again

Posted on September 17, 2013 in
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US visa scammers targeting immigrants again
Media reports are warning that immigrants applying for visas to enter the USA are again being targeting by scammers posing as immigration officials. The scammers are obtaining the phone numbers of would-be immigrants who have applied for visas to enter the USA and demanding personal information and money in addition to fees already paid...

Brits living abroad could regain their entitlement to free NHS treatment

Brits living abroad could regain their entitlement to free NHS treatment
At present, the only way British expats can access free NHS healthcare at home is via a medical emergency, even if they’ve paid National Insurance contribution throughout their working lives. The rule applies to those who spend more than three months of every year overseas and, along with losing the right to vote and the scandal of...

Official worldwide number of migrants swells to over 232 million

Posted on September 13, 2013 in
STORY LINK Official worldwide number of migrants swells to over 232 million
Official worldwide number of migrants swells to over 232 million
A report by the United Nations Population Division has revealed that worldwide emigration has surged to the point that over 232 million people are living outside their country of origin. The report notes that the figure represents 3.2 per cent of the planet’s population, and is significantly higher than the year 2000 report’s figure of...

Migrants advised to check overseas healthcare costs before leaving

Posted on September 12, 2013 in
STORY LINK Migrants advised to check overseas healthcare costs before leaving
Migrants advised to check overseas healthcare costs before leaving
Would-be expats are advised to compare the costs of medical procedures and health insurance before deciding on a long-term destination. Those moving abroad to take up a position with an international company will have their heath care and insurance needs covered by their employer, but for retirees or those wishing for a change of scene...

Tiny Brunei beats out Malaysia for expat satisfaction in S E Asia poll

Tiny Brunei beats out Malaysia for expat satisfaction in S E Asia poll
Would-be migrants looking for an unusual, exotic location as a relief from the trials and tribulations of their home countries might like to consider Brunei, the winner of a recent South East Asia poll. Malaysia isn’t best pleased that it’s been knocked off the top spot in a survey undertaken by the American Malaysian Chamber of...

China eases visa regulations for foreigners with families

Posted on September 10, 2013 in
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China eases visa regulations for foreigners with families
China’s immigration department is hoping to attract more overseas talent via the easing of visa regulations to allow immigrants to join relatives already in the country. Starting 1 September, four new visa categories have been introduced by the Chinese government. The premier expat visa is the R visa, aimed at highly qualified and...

Nigerian visa scammer still in fake marriage after sentencing

Posted on September 9, 2013 in
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Nigerian visa scammer still in fake marriage after sentencing
In spite of his fake marriage to an Auckland woman in 2004, arranged so that he could obtain permanent residency ad work permit, Nigerian immigration scammer Anthony Okechukwu is still living with his wife. Okechukwu was convicted last month and sentenced to eight months’ home detention for providing misleading and false information to...

MP poll of UK emigrants reveals most are middle income workers

Posted on September 6, 2013 in
STORY LINK MP poll of UK emigrants reveals most are middle income workers
MP poll of UK emigrants reveals most are middle income workers
The results of a poll commissioned by a Conservative MP have revealed that most Britons planning to emigrate are middle-income workers. Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab commissioned the largest poll ever taken of would-be migrants from the UK. Immigration and relocation specialists Global Visas conducted the survey,...

UK emigrant dilemmas over when to sell property

Posted on September 5, 2013 in
STORY LINK UK emigrant dilemmas over when to sell property
UK emigrant dilemmas over when to sell property
With real estate prices soaring in Britain’s southerly counties and London, prospective migrants and expats face dilemmas over selling or renting their UK homes. The UK’s property sector is now in better shape than at any time in the last seven years, with average prices across the board up by 3.1 per cent and London prices soaring by...

Irish Medical Council to entice migrant doctors back home

Posted on September 4, 2013 in
STORY LINK Irish Medical Council to entice migrant doctors back home
Irish Medical Council to entice migrant doctors back home
Faced with losing a high proportion of qualified medical professionals to emigration, Irish government medical organisations will study ways to attract migrants back. A team collaboration between the Doctor Emigration Project’s researchers, the HSE and the Medical Council will examine inducements aimed at bringing back many recent...

Kiwi immigration webcast hits the spot with Brit construction workers

Kiwi immigration webcast hits the spot with Brit construction workers
The innovative webcast featuring the Christchurch rebuild was broadcast live on 25 August directly from New Zealand and was deliberately aimed at British engineers and construction workers. Christchurch’s ongoing Tale of Two Cities followed the devastating February 2011 earthquake which destroyed the city centre, destabilised the...

Australian universities urge government on stricter vocational training visas

Australian universities urge government on stricter vocational training visas
Universities Australia (UA) are urging the government to implement harsher rules for vocational training course visas to prevent their being used as a pathway to residency. According to UA’s concerns, a high number of overseas students are registering for brief vocational training courses as they offer a shortcut to being granted...