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  1. New Zealand needs highly skilled professionals, says new survey

    Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    A lack of highly skilled professionals is a real threat to business growth in New Zealand and they will need to recruit more from abroad, with shortages particularly hitting the IT sector, a new report suggests. Businesses will struggle to grow to their full potential if highly skilled...
  2. Skilled builders from overseas needed in New Zealand to address housing crisis

    Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Skilled workers in the construction industry are needed in New Zealand as the Government has announced a major house building programme to deal with the nation’s housing shortage. As a result seven building-related occupations have been added to the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) so that...
  3. International economic organisation says France is not attractive to skilled workers

    Articles: Europe
    Paris has been named as one of the worst cities in the wold in terms of welcoming expats and now a major international organisation says that France is not an attractive place to work. A hard hitting report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that France...
  4. Demand for skilled professionals likely to grow in major countries around the world

    Articles: Americas
    Professionals looking to work abroad ought to be aware of changing employment with many businesses around the world adopting new working patterns and automation and digitisation having major impacts. The good news is that many employers in major markets such as the United States, the UK and...
  5. New fast track visa processing in Canada for highly sought after skilled workers

    Articles: Americas
    Companies in Canada will be able to bring in highly skilled experts they need to grow their business from overseas as part of a new global skills strategy to be introduced in 2017. The aim of the strategy is to help companies flourish by attracting highly qualified people from around the world...
  6. UK Immigration Taskforce to Draw up New Proposals for EU Workers

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    An immigration taskforce in the UK is set to draw up a set of proposals that would reduce the number of people moving to the country to less than 100,000, with individuals likely to be required to find work before being able to get a visa. It would mean that citizens from European Union...
  7. European Union countries seeing number of freelances soar

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    There are more freelance workers in the European Union than ever before with new research showing their numbers have increased by 24% from 7.7 million to 9.6 million between 2008 and 2015. The figures by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, will be of...
  8. Canadian government aims to attract more French speaking professionals

    Articles: Americas
    A new programme aimed at attracting skilled francophone workers to Canada and encouraging them to settle in communities outside of Quebec has been announced. The International Mobility Programme stream will start on the first day of June and it is hoped that those taking part will want to...
  9. Skilled professional workers are in demand around the world

    Articles: Americas
    Skilled workers are needed around the world as labour markets are approaching crisis point due to the supply struggling to keep pace with demand, according to a new report. In addition, the war for talent is intensifying and employers are once again willing to pay a premium for hard to find...
  10. New Zealand makes visas more flexible for Canterbury rebuild workers

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    New Zealand has announced changes to immigration policy which will make it easier to recruit and retain international workers for the Canterbury rebuild. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates that an additional 5000 construction workers will be needed between December...
  11. New Zealand Set to see Opportunities for Skilled Workers in Next Three Years

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    People looking to move to New Zealand with in demand skills, particularly in the construction, business services and hospitality sectors, are likely to see a growth in opportunities in the next three years. The latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment short term employment...
  12. NZ National Party pledges to encourage more expats to return

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    New Zealand could be set to go on the offensive and encourage skilled expats working in Australia to return home to work. Special job fairs for New Zealand employers could be set up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to recruit skilled Kiwis to contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth after...
  13. Employers urged to be ready for Canada’s new immigration Express Entry system

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    Meetings are taking place across Canada, with more being planned, to make sure businesses and leading employers are ready for the country’s new Express Entry immigration programme which launches in the New Year. Starting in January 2015, Canadian employers will be able to consider Express Entry...
  14. Outlook positive for expats seeking jobs in oil and gas industry

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    The oil and gas industry is a huge employer globally of expat graduates and skilled professionals and now the latest jobs index for the industry shows where the best opportunities can be found. The second quarter of 2014 has been positive with an overall quarter on quarter increase in the Hays...
  15. Opposition grows to new expat visa rules in Saudi Arabia

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    Opposition is mounting in Saudi Arabia to a new rule due to come into being next month which would restrict expat working visas in some categories to four years. The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an increasing number of businesses have spoken out in opposition to the move, which...
  16. UK and Australia hold talks over special visa arrangements

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    Changes may be in the cards that could make it easier for Australians to get a UK work visa. Currently, under European Union rules, the number of visas that the UK can issue to non EU citizens is limited. The limitations, introduced in 2012, mean that the UK can only issue 20,000 skilled...
  17. Canadian government adds 10 more jobs to skilled priority list

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    Ten more occupations have been added to the priority list of skilled jobs in Canada, and overseas candidates will now have their applications fast tracked. Skilled trades added to the list include electricians, carpenters, welders, heavy duty equipment technicians, heavy duty equipment...
  18. Canadian Minister explains new express entry system for skilled overseas workers

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    Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has held a series of high profile meetings to explain how the new Express Entry system will work. Express Entry is an electronic application management system that launches in January 2015 and will apply to four existing immigration...
  19. NZ govt denounces foreign worker exploitation during Canterbury rebuild

    Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Thousands of overseas workers are attracted to Canterbury in New Zealand due to a surge in job creation connected with the city’s rebuild following the recent earthquakes. But according to government ministers it is also creating conditions where foreign workers are being exploited, including...
  20. UK immigration changes aim to boost number of exceptional talent from overseas

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    Changes to the immigration rules in the UK will help businesses employ skilled international workers and at the same time support a stronger, more competitive economy, according to ministers. Businesses looking to recruit top international talent can take advantage of the changes, which will...
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