Thumbnail image for First Express Entry Candidates Welcomed to New Careers in Canada

First Express Entry Candidates Welcomed to New Careers in Canada

April 14, 2015 Canada

Changes to Canada’s economic immigration system are proving successful in selecting people needed in Canada’s economy and giving them permanent resident status quickly, officials have announced. Just three months after the launch of Express Entry, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed three of the first Express Entry candidates to become Canadian permanent residents. [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Immigration Issues Reminder of Four Year Rule for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

Immigration Issues Reminder of Four Year Rule for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

April 10, 2015 Canada

The first overseas workers who arrived in Canada as part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Programme four years ago are being reminded that in most cases their visa will be coming to an end. The four year rule limits the amount of time someone with this visa can work in Canada and most cannot work [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for New Zealand Sees Number of New Skilled Immigrants Rise

New Zealand Sees Number of New Skilled Immigrants Rise

April 9, 2015 General

New Zealand’s Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcome new figures showing an increasing number of skilled migrants as a sign of the country’s strong economic outlook. The 14th annual Migration Trends and Outlook report shows that the number of Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) residence approvals increased by 12% in the 2013/2014 financial year after showing [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Working Abroad Can Further Your IT Career, New Poll Suggests

Working Abroad Can Further Your IT Career, New Poll Suggests

April 8, 2015 Australia

If you want to achieve a leading role in the IT industry then working abroad can benefit your career prospects, according to a survey carried out in Australia and New Zealand. It found that 58% of IT leaders have worked outside Australia or New Zealand at some point in their career. Of these 46% has [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Cap for US Temporary Overseas Worker Visa Now Reached for 2015

Cap for US Temporary Overseas Worker Visa Now Reached for 2015

April 7, 2015 America

The cap for temporary working visas in the United States for the 2015 fiscal year has been reached and applications are no longer being received for those wishing to start work before October. The H-2B visa stream has a maximum limit of 66,000 and that has now been reached, the United States Citizenship and Immigration [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Latest Data Shows Where British Expats Live in France

Latest Data Shows Where British Expats Live in France

April 6, 2015 Britain

France is one of the most popular countries in the world for British expats with the latest date from the country’s national statistics agency INSEE showing that there are 160,000 of them. The figures also show that like many other countries worldwide there are expat enclaves with the Brits tending to live in Paris, Brittany, [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Women Still Less Keen Than Men to Move Abroad to Work

Women Still Less Keen Than Men to Move Abroad to Work

April 3, 2015 Australia

While tens of thousands of people arrive in Australia to live and work every year it seems that Australian women in particular are not so keen to move abroad. Indeed, the workplace gender gap is at its widest among the expat community with only one in four Australian females currently working overseas, according to a [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Annual Global Index Report Reveals Which Passports Give Most Travel Freedom

Annual Global Index Report Reveals Which Passports Give Most Travel Freedom

April 2, 2015 America

Expats travelling around the world for work face less hassle if they have passports from the UK, the United States, Finland, Germany and Sweden, a new index report shows. Indeed owning a passport from these five countries mean you are less likely to be refused entry to a country and also more likely to travel [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for British Expats Facing Confusion Over Onshore and Offshore Bank Accounts

British Expats Facing Confusion Over Onshore and Offshore Bank Accounts

April 1, 2015 Britain

British people and expats with accounts with international banks in the Channel Island of Jersey are facing confusion over a global clampdown on tax avoidance and money laundering. The move is a result of a series of high profile cases in which banks have been investigated over allegations that offshore or foreign accounts have been [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Research Reveals Huge Difference in Pay Across Europe

Research Reveals Huge Difference in Pay Across Europe

March 31, 2015 Europe

Hourly rates of pay vary considerably across European Union countries with people paid the least in Bulgaria and the most in Denmark, new research shows. Indeed, average rates in the EU ranged from €3.80 to €40.30 across Member States in 2014, according to data published by Eurostat. In 2014, average hourly labour costs in the [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for New Zealand Experiencing Peak Migration Levels

New Zealand Experiencing Peak Migration Levels

March 30, 2015 New Zealand

More people are moving to New Zealand to live and work with official figures showing that annual net migration in the 12 months to the end of February reached a new record. Some 55,121 in the year ending in February arrived in the country compared with 53,797 in the year ending in January and although [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Majority of People Living and Working in the UK Are Satisfied with Their Life

Majority of People Living and Working in the UK Are Satisfied with Their Life

March 27, 2015 Britain

The UK is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats and people living and working in the country have seen their well-being rise, according to new research. Not only are more people satisfied with their life but healthy life expectancy has increased and adults taking part in sport at least once [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for UK Government Announces New Biometric Rules

UK Government Announces New Biometric Rules

March 26, 2015 Britain

The UK government has introduced new rules for how fingerprints, facial images and biometric information are managed which will come into effect next month. The new rules will mean that anyone registering or naturalising as a British Citizen will need to provide their biometrics as part of their application from 06 April 2015. Non-European Economic [...]

Read the full article →