News

05 Oct 06

US: Bush pushes guest worker programme

President George W Bush has reiterated his intention to introduce a guest worker programme to the United States after signing a law on Wednesday to build a fence along more than 1,100 kilometers of the border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration.
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04 Oct 06

Australia's skills crisis: migrants to be fast-tracked

The Sydney Moring Herald is reporting Australia currently has 99,600 job vacancies open to skilled workers. The list published by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations lists 16,900 positions for labourers, factory and machine workers and 11,400 positions for people trained in food, hospitality and tourism.
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04 Oct 06

China offers New Zealand skilled workers

The New Zealand Government has received a request to allow skilled Chinese workers on temporary work permits into the country as part of a proposed free trade deal with China, the New Zealand Herald reports.
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04 Oct 06

Delays expected as new passport rules for Americans near

Major changes in passport rules for Americans returning to the United States from abroad are expected to cause a late crush of passport applications before a January deadline comes into force.
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02 Oct 06

America's population to hit 300 million mark

The population of the United States is set to hit the 300 million mark this October with immigration a key factor behind the growth.
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27 Sep 06

Fewer Brits, but more visitors flock to New Zealand

There were 155,700 short-term overseas visitor arrivals to New Zealand in August 2006, up 5,000 (3 percent) on August 2005, Statistics New Zealand has announced.
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26 Sep 06

US Diversity Lottery opens 4th October

Registration for the United States' 2008 Diversity Visa Lottery program (DV-2008) will be held October 4 to December 3, the State Department has announced.
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25 Sep 06

Western Australia employers urged to hire migrants

The Federal Immigration Minister is urging Western Australian employers struggling to find skilled workers to look overseas.
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25 Sep 06

Australian migrants to be fingerprinted

Australia's new citizenship test could include the fingerprinting of candidates and cost applicants more than $100 according to reports coming from Australia News.com
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25 Sep 06

USCIS expands Premium Processing service

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expedited visa processing service is being extended to three more employment based visa categories.
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20 Sep 06

Australia changes Migration Occupations in Demand List

The Australian Government has announced changes to it's Migation Occupations in Demand List. Emigration applicants whose occuaption appears on the MODL recieve bonus points and their application for an Australian visa fast-tracked.
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