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Immigration in Australia reaches 15 year high

10:22 02/01/2006
Australia welcomed 123,424 new immigrants in 2004-2005, the highest number in more than 15 years. Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone said the number of immigrants each year is up about 40 percent...

Asia tops Europe in Victoria, Australia migration boom

14:11 27/12/2005
Immigrants from Asia are leading a migration boom to Australia's Victoria, figures show. Almost half of the 30,581 migrants who made Victoria their home in 2004-05 were born in Asian nations. India...

Survey finds educated workers leave poor nations

17:24 25/10/2005
Poor countries across Africa, Central America and the Caribbean are losing sometimes staggering numbers of their college-educated workers to wealthy, industrialized democracies, according to a World...

New trends in migration to the UK: report

13:58 20/10/2005
New figures show that about 111,000 workers came to the UK from the new EU countries in the past year. That figure is up from 20,000, the number that arrived before EU enlargement in May 2004. The...

Increased immigration helps Canada's population grow

9:09 30/09/2005
Increased immigration gave Canada the second highest rate of population growth among G8 countries over a 10-year period, according to Statistics Canada. The country's population jumped by 2.98...

India to propose global work permit

17:10 14/07/2005
India plans to propose that workers' movement in the services sector be monitored by global work permits not covered under the current immigration or tourist visa quotas in the US and EU. The new...

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