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16 Oct 07

British workers interested in New Zealand immigration

Hundreds of British workers have attended a UK Opportunities Expo in London, exploring the many skilled job opportunities available through New Zealand immigration. The expo was promoting career opportunities in Auckland, as well as the lifestyle advantages of moving to New Zealand.
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15 Oct 07

'Significant demand' for Australian immigration: Mining executive

Western Australia will need around 40,000 extra workers by 2015, according to the chief executive of the state's Chamber of Minerals and Energy. Reg Howard-Smith said more skilled workers from overseas with Australian visas will be required.
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15 Oct 07

New Zealand immigration rules make it easier for families to come to New Zealand

New Zealand visa holders who have gained permanent residency will now find it easier to sponsor family members to come to New Zealand. It will also now be possible to apply for a new visa allowing family still in Britain to visit multiple times without applying for a new visa.
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12 Oct 07

Latest employment index shows long term Australian skills shortage

The gap between job vacancies and job applicants in Australia continues to widen, according to the latest SEEK Employment Index. September saw a 4.6 per cent rise and Online Recruitment reports that the strong upward trend is evidence the tight employment market will continue. Further Australian immigration is required to meet the shortfall.
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12 Oct 07

US Chamber of Commerce CEO calls for increased legal immigration

The president and chief executive officer of the US Chamber of Commerce has called for an increase to legal American immigration to keep the economy growing, reports the Arizona Republic newspaper. In a conference speech to business leaders in Phoenix, Thomas Donohue insisted the US Congress must readdress the issue after failing to pass immigration reforms earlier this year.
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12 Oct 07

Four job vacancies for every one accountant with an Australian visa

The latest research by Australia's Institute of Chartered Accountants indicates that there are four job vacancies for every one accountant in the country. The opportunities for British accountants interested in Australian immigration will only increase as a survey by the institute also showed that 43 per cent of young Australian accountants intend to move overseas in the next two years.
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11 Oct 07

State of Victoria will be short 50,000 professionals within 15 years

The Australian state of Victoria is forecasting a professional skills shortage of nearly 50,000 within the next 15 years, according to the latest research. A Monash University study has found that the gap between the number of university-qualified workers and industry requirements will reach 49,000 by 2022. The numbers include Australian graduates as well as foreign professionals with Australian visas.
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11 Oct 07

New Zealand immigration minister: 89 per cent recommend NZ as a place to live

In a major speech, the New Zealand immigration minister has praised the contribution skilled immigrants make to New Zealand and spoke about why even temporary New Zealand visa holders often stay to become resident.
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10 Oct 07

Winterless northern New Zealand wants to attract skilled UK immigrants

A new initiative to attract skilled and qualified British people to apply for a New Zealand visa has been started by the regional development agency for northern New Zealand. The latest quarterly Department of Labour job market report showed that vacancies in Northland are up 4.6 per cent and Enterprise Northland estimates the region needs another 1,000 skilled workers.
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10 Oct 07

Western Australia desperate for teachers

The state of Western Australia is experiencing such a shortage of teaching staff it is offering graduate annual salaries around eight per cent higher than elsewhere in the country, the Age newspaper reports. The Education department is trying to attract teachers from other states and qualified foreign teachers with Australian visas.
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09 Oct 07

Australian civil service needs IT workers with Australian visas

A new report from the Australian Government Information Management Office on the demand for skilled IT workers in the public service reveals that more effort should be made to recruit foreign workers with Australian visas.
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