22 February 2008

Brits moving abroad in record numbers through Australia immigration

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More skilled workers than ever are leaving Britain and taking advantage of Australia immigration, Canada immigration and New Zealand immigration, according to a new report. Research by the Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has revealed that there are currently 3.25 million British people living abroad - and 1.1 million of them are university graduates.

Danny Sriskandarajah, a migration expert at the IPPR think tank, said: "There is a long-term trend of British people lured abroad by a slightly better lifestyle. They are actively targeted by countries such as Australia and New Zealand." English speaking destinations are the most popular for British people and many are finding their professions are on lists such as the Australia Skilled Occupations List (SOL) or are meeting the New Zealand Skilled Migration basic requirements.

The research was based on results obtained in 220 countries and more British people were leaving their home country than any other in the report. OECD was established in 1961 in Paris and supplies governments with information.

Australia needs skilled graduates: Anyone applying for an Australian visa should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.

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