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Free visa and jobs seminar in Athlone

On Monday September 2 VisaFirst.com will take their roadshow to the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone and attendance is expected to reach usual levels of 150-200 people.

Free migration roadshow comes to Westmeath

While 2012 saw some changes in the demographic of the typical Irish worker travelling to destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, the US, and Canada, one factor has remained constant - the numbers looking to leave the country are increasing year on year.

More men than women left Ireland in 2012

VisaFirst.com, Ireland’s leading migration agent, says that while 2012 saw some changes in the demographic of the typical Irish worker travelling to destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, the US, and Canada – one factor has remained constant – the numbers looking to leave the country are increasing year on year.

Four-fold increase in Canadian working visa applications

With the percentage of jobless households hitting 22 per cent, equating to approximately 9,500 in Mayo, experts at www.visafirst.com say that recent changes to the Canadian Working Holiday Visa programme (WHV) coupled with the fast approaching date for the opening of next year’s quotas has led to an unprecedented demand in the number of Irish applicants looking for Canadian visas. A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has revealed that the proportion of households without a working adult in Ireland is the highest out of 31 European countries and more than double that of the Eurozone average, and this will contribute to increasing numbers emigrating to Canada next year according to migration experts.

Increase in Canadian visa applications as Westmeath jobless households hit new high

With the percentage of jobless households hitting 22 per cent equating to approximately 5,900 in Westmeath, experts at www.visafirst.com say that recent changes to the Canadian Working Holiday Visa program (WHV) coupled with the fast approaching date for the opening of next year’s quotas has led to an unprecedented demand in the number of Irish applicants looking for Canadian visas. A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has revealed that the proportion of households without a working adult in Ireland is the highest out of 31 European countries and more than double that of the euro zone average and this will contribute to increasing numbers emigrating to Canada next year according to migration experts.

Twenty nine work permits for non-nationals issued in Mayo in 2012

In 2006 IT giant Google was granted 49 work permits for non-nationals to work in Ireland but by 2011 this had risen to 149. Migration experts www.visafirst.com say that Google is just one of a number of IT multinationals based throughout the country that have encountered a skills shortage in Ireland of late and have had to go overseas to source staff with the skills necessary for their various vacancies in IT specialist roles.

Southeast hit hardest as dole queues grow

New figures released by the CSO reveal that the Southeast region of Ireland, including Kilkenny, has shown the largest increase in those signing on – a rise of two and a half per cent.

Mayo construction workers may struggle with new Oz visa criteria

With up to 50 per cent of the 7,000 construction workers in Mayo believed to have lost their income, the rush is on to beat the July 1 deadline that will see Australia introduce changes to its points system which may affect thousands of would-be Irish emigrants. According to Ireland’s visa specialist www.visafirst.com these imminent changes will mean a significant tightening of eligibility requirements and may disqualify thousands of valuable skilled Irish construction workers who would previously have been accepted for the Australian Skilled Migrant visa programme. An estimated one in eight people (12.6 per cent) employed in Ireland work in construction. This compares with an EU average of less than eight per cent.

 

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