skills shortage

Canadian province wants to double its immigration numbers by 2020

by Ray Clancy on May 4, 2011

Nova Scotia to increase immigrant intake

Nova Scotia in Canada wants more foreign workers as it seeks to double its immigration intake by 2020 because of severe skill shortages in some sectors.

The Canadian province is to invest an extra $790,000 in attracting skilled migrants under a new immigration strategy, Welcome Home to Nova Scotia, aimed at attracting 7,200 new immigrants a year. [click to continue…]

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Think tank urges Japan to be more open to expat workers

November 30, 2010 Japan

Job opportunities for expats could open up in Japan if the country relaxed its traditionally restrictive immigration system, according to a report from a leading international think tank. A skills shortage means that Japan would benefit from skilled immigration but needs to have a more open system, says the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR).

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Panama heading for a skills shortage, especially in infrastructure

November 16, 2010 Latin America

Employment prospects for expats in Panama and those wishing to move there is likely to soar in 2011 as the country heads for a skills shortage, it is claimed. Some 34 major infrastructure projects are getting underway and are creating 34,000 direct jobs, according to government officials. Initially they are looking for skilled workers in […]

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