April 2013 Emigrate News Archive

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Over half of graduate Irish accountants happy to emigrate

Over half of graduate Irish accountants happy to emigrate
A new survey has revealed that over half of newly-qualified graduate accountants in Ireland would be happy to emigrate to get the job they wanted .The chance to gain workplace experience with a reputable company was the most important reason for 84 per cent of the number of respondents who indicated their wish to leave Ireland. The status...

US expat calls for New Zealand retiree tax haven visa system

US expat calls for New Zealand retiree tax haven visa system
An American expat who moved to New Zealand on a business visa five years ago is calling for a special visa category for financially independent retirees .Henry Work’s bid to help like-minded older migrants stay in their new country indefinitely involves the creation of a completely new visa system for pensioners with independent means....

Ecuador tops Global Retirement Index for lifestyle and cost of living

Ecuador tops Global Retirement Index for lifestyle and cost of living
The remote South American country of Ecuador has, once again, topped one of the most popular retirement destination surveys. International Living’s 2013 survey again places Ecuador at the top of their list of 22 retirement havens. Reasons given by respondents included a cost of living at approximately 50 per cent less than in the USA,...

Switzerland to introduce controversial EU immigration caps for a year

Switzerland to introduce controversial EU immigration caps for a year
An announcement that the Swiss government will limit immigration numbers from a further 17 EU states for a year is causing controversy and criticism from Brussels. Switzerland, not an EU member itself, already limits migrant entry from eight eastern and central EU states and will put immigration caps in place for another 17 EU states for...

Exaggerated media claims of immigration threat may destroy poll integrities

Exaggerated media claims of immigration threat may destroy poll integrities
Recent polls and surveys published in the UK media are claimed to have been grossly exaggerated, causing many to lose trust in survey results. Conflicting stories in today’s online and offline media respectively claim that 350,000 Bulgarians and Romanians or 25 per cent of Bulgarians are poised to flood into the UK to grab jobs and...

Canadian immigration boss assures new rules will fix dysfunctional system

Canadian immigration boss assures new rules will fix dysfunctional system
After admitting that Canada’s dysfunctional immigration system has admitted a flood of low-standard workers rather than solving a skills shortage, immigration minister Jason Kenny announced new rules would solve the problem. The new reforms will include a requirement that foreign workers submit an educational assessment include any...

Survey shows international companies plan to increase overseas assignments

Survey shows international companies plan to increase overseas assignments
A recent report on expat practices and policies has reveled that more than 70 per cent of businesses surveyed are planning to increase the numbers of both short and long-term overseas assignments in 2013. The survey, carried out by Mercers, also indicated that overall numbers of overseas posts rose considerably between 2011 and 2012. Top...

One third of Poles want to emigrate to find work

One third of Poles want to emigrate to find work
A study by a respected Polish institute has reveled that 33 per cent of Poles would prefer to emigrate to other European countries including the UK in order to find work. The study, released by Warsaw’s Homo Homini Institute, reveals that numbers wanting to emigrate have doubled over the past year, and are edging towards the 300,000...

Australia and US issue warning over visa admin scams

Australia and US issue warning over visa admin scams
The American and Australian immigration authorities are warning expats looking for professional help and advice on visa requirements and applications to beware of crooks posing as immigration officials. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship is citing reports that phone scammers are targeting the country’s international...

Formal filing of US Immigration Reform Bill sparks intense debate

Formal filing of US Immigration Reform Bill sparks intense debate
The long-awaited and somewhat delayed bipartisan Senate immigration bill was finally filed early this morning, and is already causing controversy and disagreement. President Obama, whilst admitting the bill is a compromise which awards no single group all it wants, is already urging the Senate to review it quickly and move it forward. The...

Talented inventors rate the USA as prime migration destination

Talented inventors rate the USA as prime migration destination
A recent survey of innovative inventors put the USA at the top of the tree as the prime destination for showcasing their unique talents. The study was carried out by economists working with the World Intellectual Property Organization, and questioned inventors planning to emigrate as to the best place to showcase their inventions and get...

Top US tech firms unite in favour of immigration policy reform

Top US tech firms unite in favour of immigration policy reform
CEOs of a number of the USA’s top tech firms are uniting to champion major causes which they’re hoping will be addressed in the long-awaited immigration reforms. Microsoft, Facebook and Google are three of the concerned companies, with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg a primary mover in pushing immigration reform and the legalization...

New Singapore trend features opportunistic expat job hunters

New Singapore trend features opportunistic expat job hunters
Singapore’s booming economy has made it the destination of choice for expats arriving without a job or job-related remuneration package. Known in the headhunting trade as ‘opportunistic expats’, many young, talented hopefuls are heading for the vibrant city state in the hope of finding their dream job without having to go through a...

Half of Britons prefer emigration but cost holds them back

Half of Britons prefer emigration but cost holds them back
A recent survey indicates that almost 50 per cent of UK citizens would love the chance to emigrate, but finance, family and the hassle involved is holding them back. Not surprisingly, after the worst winter since 1962 piled on the misery of cuts in services and rises in utility bills, most of the 49 per cent of respondents who were keen to...

US H-1B Employment Visa Lottery for 2014 is Already Complete

US H-1B Employment Visa Lottery for 2014 is Already Complete
The H-1B is a non-immigrant employment-based visa which allows US businesses to hire a foreign national within a speciality occupation – that which requires a body of expert knowledge within a particular field for example engineering, chemistry, medicine and law, and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification at a minimum. For the...

Australia cancels nine visa types and introduces four business visas

Australia cancels nine visa types and introduces four business visas
Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship has introduced five new visa categories to replace the nine which were closed earlier this year. The first of the five new visa categories applies to those arriving in the country for medical treatment and is unlikely to be of any use to migrants unless they have chronic conditions...

New starts in New Zealand turn sour for many

New starts in New Zealand turn sour for many
Many thousands of migrants with permanent residence in New Zealand are now packing up and leaving due to a lack of job opportunities and difficulties in integration. Recently-released figures from Immigration New Zealand for the years between 2004 and 2011 show that over 40,000 immigrants who had been given permanent residency have left...

Gallup poll reveals hundreds of millions want to emigrate

Gallup poll reveals hundreds of millions want to emigrate
The highly-respected Gallup Poll’s latest offering, a worldwide survey aimed at identifying potential migrant numbers, shows that a massive 13 per cent of the world population wants to emigrate. Over 640 million adults are desperate to change countries to better their lives and careers, with most based in Africa and Asia and wanting to...

Germany changes tack to warmer welcome for immigrants

Germany changes tack to warmer welcome for immigrants
New initiatives are being planned as a means to welcome immigrants to Germany in order to fill its skilled worker shortage. Formerly known for its resistance to making migrant workers feel at home, Germany is now putting out the red carpet for skilled workers in the form of a welcome bag, a smartphone app and pre-migration personal...

Reports on breakthrough for USA immigration reform are premature

Reports on breakthrough for USA immigration reform are premature
The two Gang of Eight leaders are today cooling down reports of a final deal over the weekend on the controversial US immigration reform bill. Leaders of the bipartisan ‘Gang of Eight’ US senators who are struggling to reach agreement over immigration reform have scotched rumours that a groundbreaking deal has been reached. Lindsay...

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