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Conflicting H-1B visa news has US firms confused

15:53 13/04/2005
Though federal officials soon will begin issuing an additional 20,000 visas for highly skilled foreign workers, some US companies don't know if they'll be able to participate, reports the Sacramento...

Canadian province targets rich immigrants

9:04 15/03/2005
Nova Scotia in Eastern Canada is pioneering a new way to attract skilled immigrants and business immigrants , the Toronto Star newspaper reports. Under Canadian law, provinces can set their own...

Australia immigration: guest workers scheme proposed

10:26 24/02/2005
Australia may bring in temporary unskilled workers to fill chronic labour shortages in some areas, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reports. In a speech before the National Press Club on February...

Immigration could save US Social Security System

17:24 17/02/2005
Immigration could help to solve the funding difficulties that America's strained social security system is likely to face in future, the website azcentral.com reports. A report released on February...

Canada to strengthen language training for immigrants

15:03 25/01/2005
The Federal Government and the Province of Ontario will jointly invest C$3.4 million to improve English-language training for immigrants , Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) reported on January...

Australia - asylum numbers lowest in decade

16:25 06/01/2005
The number of people seeking asylum in Australia is the lowest in ten years, reports The Advertiser newspaper. According to the last official figures available, in 2002-2003 a total of 12,525...

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