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Australia desperate for foreign healthcare workers

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...

Canada introduces new visa to attract entrepreneurs

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...

UK Immigration figures down

Posted on August 31, 2012 in Immigration UK Visas
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UK Immigration figures down
Damian Green, the minister in charge of immigration, has said that new figures released by the Office for National Statistics prove that the government is achieving its aim of reducing the number of people entering the country. However, although net immigration appears to have dropped from 252,000 to 216,000, the ONS said that the margin for...

London Metropolitan University loses visa licence

London Metropolitan University loses visa licence
Overseas students attending courses at London Metropolitan University are facing deportation after the European Union revoked the establishment’s right to sponsor students from outside the EU. According to the UK Border Agency, the university has failed to deal with systematic failings it was ordered to address six months ago. A task...

Britain no longer providing most migrants to Australia

Britain no longer providing most migrants to Australia
For the first time since the mid-90s Britain is not supplying the highest number of immigrants to Australia. For the year 2011-2012 the most migrants came from India followed by China pushing the UK into third place. The number of British migrants entering Australia in the last year is slightly up on the year before at 25,274 but is still 20...

Immigration New Zealand considers more visa outsourcing

Immigration New Zealand considers more visa outsourcing
Immigration New Zealand wants outsource more of its immigration applications even though there have been accusations that its office in Beijing has been handing out fraudulent student visas. There have also been revelations that the student visa branch in Palmerston North is little more than a rubber stamp factory. Last month it was...

Gay Filipino woman challenges deportation from the US

Gay Filipino woman challenges deportation from the US
A Filipino immigrant in the US has filed a lawsuit in which she claims she is exempt from deportation because she is married to an American of the same sex. The class action is reportedly the first of its kind ever filed against the Department of Homeland Security. A challenge has been made against the Defence of Marriage Act by Jane...

Canada issues record number of visas

Posted on July 10, 2012 in Canada Visas
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Canada issues record number of visas
The Canadian government has announced that this year has seen a record number of visas handed out to visitors applying to enter the country. The current figure stands at 500,000 which is a significant increase on the 450,000 which had been approved at the same time in 2011. Jason Kenney, Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and...

Ministers to make it easier for foreign students to come to the UK

Ministers to make it easier for foreign students to come to the UK
Ministers in the UK are considering relaxing the immigration rules for foreign students in order to attract more of them to British universities. By removing students coming from outside the European Union from the rules David Cameron would also be able to bring down annual immigration figures. The government said that it aims to cut the...

UKBA failing to deal with immigration backlog

UKBA failing to deal with immigration backlog
A new report by a government immigration inspector suggests that the UK Border Agency doesn’t have an adequate system in place for dealing with the rising number of foreign nationals in Britain who are staying on even though their visas have expired. The report claims that the number remaining in the country without the proper paperwork has...