Last week, workpermit.com brought you the news that Australia had been voted the most popular country in which to live in a world-wide survey. Many of your reader comments proved that you, too, share this view. Good news for those who are interested in moving to Australia - Australia also welcomed a record number of skilled immigrants in 2004 . The door might be open to you - try our points calculator to find out if you might qualify for Australian immigration.
If you are planning to visit the US, a recent survey finds that you might want to avoid Miami International Airport. This international transit hub has the slowest immigration control lines in the US . For faster service, try Phoenix, San Juan and Baltimore-Washington Airports.
New Zealand is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers. In fact, the country has decided to set...
A declining birth rate and a dramatic decrease in immigration rates are believed to be causing a leveling off in New Zealand's population. According to figures released by New Zealand , New Zealand's estimated resident population on June 30, 2005 was 4,098,200. Population growth for the year to June was estimated at 36,800, compared to 52,200 in the June 2004 year. New Zealand, which also has a shortage of skilled workers, last week announced that it is looking to Germany to find more workers.
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Research from an Israeli university has found that immigration of skilled workers is 10 times more valuable to an economy than immigration of unskilled workers. While unskilled immigrants produce many benefits for better-off residents in a country, they tend to reduce the wages the un-skilled native population can earn. Skilled immigrants, on the other hand, while directly lowering the wages of the skilled native population by a small amount, also raise the income that can be earned on capital.
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A leading financial daily paper in the United States, the Wall Street Journal, called for an end to limits on the US' H-1B visas . As workpermit.com reported earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the annual H-1B cap of 65,000 already has been reached for next year (2006). The paper wrote in an editorial that rather than trying to guess the number of foreign workers the US economy needs each year, Congress would be better off removing the cap altogether and letting the market decide.