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15 Apr 08

Rural transport industry looking for workers through temporary Australian visas

The rural transport industry in Australia is short of workers, according to a report from the South Australian Freight Council. Overseas workers are seen as the ideal way to fill the shortage by the council, which is proposing bringing people in on temporary Australian visas. The report calls on the federal and state governments to look into the issues brought up, of which the skills shortage is the major one.
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14 Apr 08

Australia nursing shortage causing surgery delays

Babies in Australia are being forced to wait months for crucial surgery because of a shortage of nurses to staff beds, according to doctors. At the Royal Children's Hospital, which is a major paediatric hospital in Victoria, there is an average of 16 cardiac surgery cancellations a week, reports the Age. Nurses are one of the professions which feature most heavily on the Australia Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL), meaning they can enjoy a streamlined Australian immigration process.
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14 Apr 08

Australian visa opportunities for construction workers

The state of Victoria in Australia needs 40,000 new construction workers in the next five years, according to a new survey. Research from the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBA) has said that skilled workers are needed in order to solve the skills shortage and it is the issue which is most affecting the sector's progression. The news will come as a boost to people skilled in construction professions who are considering Australian immigration.
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11 Apr 08

Shortage of midwives creates Australian visa potential for Brits

There is a major shortage of midwives in Australia with the problem only set to get worse, according to a midwifery lecturer. Dawn Hay, from central Queensland university has said that the problem will worsen over the next decade as current midwives retire. If only a limited number of midwives are being trained in the country, Australian immigration may be looked at as a solution.
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11 Apr 08

New York looking for teachers through American immigration

New York is suffering from a major teacher shortage and is actively looking to employ international staff through American immigration. While in some cities it is quite a challenge to secure an American visa to teach, New York has a strong demand for teachers of maths, special education and science, according to the Times Educational Supplement. Teachers moving to the US through American immigration can enjoy less paperwork and smaller class sizes.
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10 Apr 08

Changes to Canadian immigration revealed

Canada's minister of citizenship and immigration Diane Finlay has released the principles which will guide the proposed changes to the Canadian immigration laws. Changes are being made in order to speed up the process of newcomers making the move over to the country with their families. The changes are also designed to give people moving through Canadian immigration to find work in the country sooner.
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10 Apr 08

Calls made to remove age barrier on Australian working holiday visas

The Queensland Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry, Desley Boyle, has called for the age barrier on Australian working holiday visas to be removed. Ms Boyle has said that allowing older people to enter Australia using the visas would help solve the skills shortage in the country.
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09 Apr 08

World Youth Day pilgrims told: apply for Australia ETA Travel visa now

People travelling to Australia for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day are being encouraged to apply for their visas sooner rather than later. Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has urged people attending the event to start filling out their Australian travel visa applications now as there are just three months left until it begins.
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09 Apr 08

American immigration services receive thousands of visa applications

American immigration services have announced that it has stopped taking H-1B visa applications after just one week. The department has said it has now received enough requests for visas for the year starting 1st October. The H-1B visa is for highly skilled workers and lasts for three years, but the department has said it has now received enough requests for visas for the year starting 1st October, meaning US immigration hopefuls must seek other methods to gain an American visa.
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09 Apr 08

Canada suffering from IT skills shortage

Canada is currently suffering from a skills shortage in its IT industry because of the dot-com crash of the early 2000s, it has been reported. While the industry has since recovered, Internet companies are finding it hard to recruit people because young students are staying away from the industry after the crash. With the country in the midst of a skills crisis, bringing in new IT skilled workers through Canadian immigration could be more important than ever.
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08 Apr 08

New American visa potential for migrants to Iowa

Over the next two years 500 new jobs will be available in Webster County in the US but there is a shortage of people to fill them. If local people cannot take up the positions then American immigration is likely to be used in order to make up the shortfall. The projections were referenced by the Development Corporation of Fort Dodge and Webster County in a quarterly report.
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