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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Canada plans to attract more skilled immigrants in 2012


November 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Nov 4 (IANS) Canada plans to attract more skilled immigrants in 2012, its Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has said.Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) plans to welcome 55,000-57,000 federal skilled ... Read more...

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Australia eases norms to woo highly-skilled immigrants


June 17th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Australia is keen to woo skilled professionals from India and elsewhere to migrate to it, given the growing opportunities in medicine, engineering and other niche ... Read more...

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New opportunities lure Indians, Chinese back home


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Thanks to economic opportunities back home and a deeply flawed US immigration system, skilled immigrants from India and China are now leaving the US in droves, ... Read more...

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Canada to allow skilled immigrants without degrees


February 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) People who do not possess university degrees or have not cleared language proficiency tests but have the skills in required trades will now find seeking immigration to Canada ... Read more...

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Only 25 pc ‘highly skilled migrants’ from India, Pak end up in top job in UK, says report


October 28th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Only 25 percent of 'highly skilled' immigrants are actually in a top job in the UK, with many of the remaining taking low-skilled jobs like call center ... Read more...

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Russia may soften norms for skilled immigrants


May 6th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is considering amendment in its legislation to soften norms for issuing work permits to highly-qualified professionals from abroad. The lower house of the Russian parliament will consider ... Read more...

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Canada to open office in India for degree recognition


February 19th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) To help new immigrants get their credentials recognized in their country of origin before landing here, Canada Thursday announced opening of new offices in India, China, ... Read more...

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A Jill or a John more likely to get a job than a Khan or a Li in Canada


May 21st, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Job applicants having English names-such as Jill Wilson or John Martin-have a greater chance of being called for interviews than those having Indian, Pakistani or Chinese names, according ... Read more...

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Non-English names a barrier for jobs in Canada


May 21st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 21 (IANS) It pays to anglicise your name in Canada - not only to fit in but also find employment. A study by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver has ... Read more...

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H-1B bill seeks to ’staple’ green cards to PhDs


April 8th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) A new bill has been introduced in the US Congress to exempt foreign graduates of US PhD programmes from counting towards a cap on H-1B visas and give ... Read more...

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As US firms cut foreign hires, Indian, Chinese students plan return


March 19th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 19 (IANS) A large number of foreign students, particularly from India and China, are planning to return home as they fear that they will not be able to ... Read more...

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New Zealand will not cut immigration: PM


March 16th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 16 (DPA) New Zealand is not likely to follow Australia in cutting immigration to protect local jobs during the current recession, Prime Minister John Key indicated Monday. "New Zealand needs skilled ... Read more...

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America’s loss is India and China’s gain: US study


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Loss of tens of thousands of skilled immigrants to countries like India and China "is an economic catastrophe that will hurt US competitiveness for decades to come", says ... Read more...

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US offers immigrants citizenship to join army


February 15th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) The US Army is wooing skilled immigrants to join it, including those who know Hindi and Tamil, by offering them a chance to become citizens in as ... Read more...

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Skilled Indians can bring Britain out of recession: Keith Vaz


October 19th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Britain needs more - not fewer - skilled immigrants from India to help it tide over coming hard times, the chairman of a key parliamentary group said Sunday.“To ... Read more...

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H-1B visas attract double the petitions in US


April 11th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 11 (IANS) The US authorities received about 163,000 petitions for H-1B temporary work visas for highly skilled immigrants for the fiscal year starting Oct 1, officials said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Immigrant story: qualifications are never enough


April 7th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) The immigrant story is not all that rosy, especially for those in the highly skilled category. And the culprit most often is simple prejudice. A new study in ... Read more...

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Scotland seeks independence, more skilled immigrants


March 31st, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 31 (IANS) The head of Scotland's government says his province wants more skilled immigrants, opposing the British government's moves to clamp down on it. First Minister Alex ... Read more...

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Bill Gates seeks more H-1 B visas for foreign engineers


March 13th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 13 (IANS) Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has again urged the US Congress to let more engineers from India and other parts of the world work in the country ... Read more...

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100,000 Indians take British government to court


March 1st, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 1 (IANS) Likening the British government to Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, 49,000 mostly Indian professionals and their families are to get a court hearing next week over ... Read more...

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Britain shuts out non-European low-skill workers


February 29th, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 29 (IANS) Britain Friday firmly shut its doors on low-skilled workers from outside the European Union region under a Points Based System that it said heralds ... Read more...

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