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EU Commissioner says immigration is beneficial to EU

13:17 15/07/2011
European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says that immigration and visa free travel are beneficial to the EU. Her comments come after Denmark brought in tougher border controls in...

Canada skilled migration applications - Only 500 visas per occupation

16:12 11/07/2011
Canada has limited the number of federal skilled worker applications to 10,000 per year. Canada immigration hopes that reducing immigration numbers will help Canada deal with its backlog of...

US skilled immigration needed for mining and tech sectors

10:41 10/07/2011
A new report by Fitch Ratings states that the US resources industry which includes the mining and natural gas sectors, and the tech industry are facing a serious shortage of skilled workers. Experts...

Points based immigration systems

17:37 14/01/2011
Many countries allow entry of economic migrants based on a points based system that assesses an applicant's likelihood of finding a job and contributing to the economy. In general, the more highly...

Austria announces new work visa for foreigners

17:40 11/12/2010
Austria has announced a "red-white-red" work permit card that will allow non-EU citizens to work in Austria. Austria is currently experiencing skills shortages. To gain entry to Austria under the new...

Danish Green Card remains popular despite reduction in visa duration

13:12 21/09/2010
The Danish Immigration Service has changed the length of time that a Green Card can be issued from the previous three-years to 18 months. A person living and working in Denmark under a Green Card...