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Belgium grants expats voting rights

17:56 20/02/2004
All ex-patriates living in Brussels, regardless of their nationality, have been granted the right to vote in local municipal elections under a new law approved by the Belgian Parliament on 20...

Canada - Labour shortages identified in Toronto

10:06 20/02/2004
A study funded by Human Resources Development Canada has found that growth in the Ontario city of Toronto will be halted unless gaps in the labour market are filled by the year 2010. The study claims...

US - H-1B Cap Reached Today

18:17 17/02/2004
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced today that this year's congressionally mandated H-1B cap of 65,000 applications has been reached. The USCIS will no longer be...

Netherlands - New rules announced for foreign workers

10:56 16/02/2004
The Dutch government has announced that local employers will only be able to recruit workers from the ten EU accession countries this year if no Dutch person can be found for the position. Despite...

OZ - New Salary Level Announced for Skilled Migrants

12:40 11/02/2004
In February, it was announced by the Australian Government that a new minimum salary level will be set for positions being filled by overseas workers on temporary business visas (subclass 457). The...

Netherlands - Dual Nationality Opposed by Government

14:07 29/01/2004
One of the majority parties in coalition, the Christian Democrats, haverecently proposed taking away the rights of immigrants to hold twopassports, citing the claim that this simply hinders the...

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