brain drain

Expat bankers and finance services workers leaving Japan

by Ray Clancy on March 18, 2011

Skilled financial workers leaving Japan

Expat bankers and finance workers are leaving Tokyo in the aftermath of the severe earthquake and the on-going nuclear crisis.

A week since the earthquake and tsunami struck staff from BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered and Morgan Stanley are among the banks whose staff have left. [click to continue…]

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Canada launches reverse brain drain programme for expats

March 17, 2011 Canada

A new pilot programme has been launched in Canada to encourage expat Canadians to return home and contribute to the country’s economy. The initiative by the Canadian immigration has been called ‘a reverse brain drain’ and officials want to maker it easier for Canadians with much needed experience and skills to return.

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New wave of Irish immigration predicted

January 19, 2011 Ireland

Tens of thousands of Irish people are expected to move abroad in 2011 to seek jobs and get away from the country’s financial gloom with many going to the UK, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia. Since 2007, the number of Irish people immigrating to Canada has risen by 80% and the UK is […]

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Higher rewards prove main reason for highly skilled NZ expats

August 30, 2010 New Zealand

New Zealand is top of the global brain drain with highly skilled professionals leaving for much higher rewards and more incentives are needed to entice them to stay, a study has found. The growth in these people becoming expats is unlikely to halt with the average earning US$75,100 compared with US$53,700 if they stayed in […]

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Canadian expats are not seen as an asset to the country and are rarely consulted on policies, research shows

July 21, 2010 Canada

Canadian expats are too often seen as a ‘brain drain’ and because they can be difficult to locate they are considered unimportant electorally so are rarely consulted on policies that might affect them, it is claimed. Some 2.8 million Canadians live abroad and many popular myths that expats are not loyal and that they benefit […]

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