skilled migrants

Indian couple jailed in British immigration scam


May 17th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) An Indian couple has been jailed in Britain for involvement in an immigration scam and to assist people in their illegal overstay in the country, ... Read more...

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Indian students once again head for Australia


May 9th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 9 (IANS) Indian students are once again heading to Australia, along with a rise in international students, with the perceived threat of physical violence having receded to a ... Read more...

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Rise in Indian students opting for Australia


July 5th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 5 (IANS) After two years of tumbling fortunes, the tide seems to be turning in favour of Australian universities, as more and more Indian students are opting to ... Read more...

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Labour lawmaker demands Oz Govt explanation on move to seek skilled Indian migrants


January 21st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.21 (ANI): A Labour Party lawmaker in Australia has sought a clarification from Prime Minister Julia Gillard about an Indian newspaper report that suggested that Canberra is seeking more skilled migrants, ... Read more...

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Australia wants skilled migrants from India: Envoy


January 14th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Australia, already one of the favourite destinations for Indian migrants, wants more skilled people from India, the Australian envoy said here Friday. To woo Indians, the Australian ... Read more...

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May offers no clarity about Indian IT workers in UK’s 21,700 skilled migrants cap


November 24th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): UK Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed plans to cut a number of overseas student numbers today as she unveiled a headline figure of 21,700 for the annual cap ... Read more...

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UK Govt. agrees on non-EU skilled migration cap of 43,000 in 2011-12


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.23 (ANI): The British Government will cap the number of non-EU skilled migrants allowed to enter the United Kingdom at about 43,000 next year, the BBC reports.The 43,000 cap from next ... Read more...

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Excellent English skills made mandatory for foreign students seeking residency in Oz


November 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 12 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has reportedly imposed serious standards of English on the country's multi-billion-dollar international student business by changing its skilled migration test to favour potential ... Read more...

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Highly-skilled migrants in UK ending up ‘in fast food restaurant jobs’


November 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): British Home Secretary Theresa May has said that too many highly-skilled migrants end up working in low-level jobs and "high street fried chicken restaurants."Speaking on immigration, May ... Read more...

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Many skilled migrants in Britain work in lowly posts


October 28th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Many "highly skilled" foreign workers in Britain work in lowly posts like supermarket cashiers, shop assistants and security guards that ought to be filled by British staff, ... 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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Australian lecturer offers pass marks for sex


September 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) A lecturer at a university in Australia offered pass marks to three Chinese women students in exchange for sex, a commission has said. Former lecturer at the Curtin ... Read more...

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Britain sets interim limit on non-EU migration (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 28 (IANS) The British government Monday set an interim limit of 24,100 on non-EU migration to the country, ahead of a permanent cap to be introduced next April ... Read more...

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Temporary cap on non-EU migration diluted already? (Lead)


June 28th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 28 (IANS) The proposed temporary cap on non-EU migration may have already been diluted in the face of pressure from political parties, businesses and universities, it is learnt.The ... Read more...

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India biggest source of migrants to Australia


May 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) The Indian population in Australia has doubled in six years, and India has become the biggest source of migrants to the country, latest statistics show. In 2007-08, the ... Read more...

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Temporary migrants using student visa to extend stay in New Zealand


March 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 10 (ANI): More and more temporary migrants are applying for student visas to extend their stay in New Zealand because of a new law.The sharp rise is believed to be ... Read more...

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Britain announces massive hike in visa fees


January 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Immigrants who want to bring over their elderly dependent relatives to Britain face a massive hike in visa fees, the British government announced. Britain's Home Ministry said the visa ... Read more...

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The highs and lows of being an NRI (Flashback 2009)


December 25th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Dec 25 (IANS) From suffering a surge in racist violence to being conferred the honour of a science Nobel, the Indian diaspora in 2009 lived out the ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown ‘launches poll campaign’ in Indian-majority constituency


November 13th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 13 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has chosen an Indian-dominated London suburb to give his nation a long-awaited speech on immigration, setting off speculation this ... Read more...

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Britain will clamp down on skilled migrants too: Brown


November 12th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, besieged by immigration issues six months ahead of elections, Thursday whittled down a list of jobs that are open to highly-skilled migrants, ... Read more...

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Unsustainable enrolment rate of Indian, Chinese students will affect quality education in Australia


October 19th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 19 (ANI): Australia's largest recruiter of overseas students has warned that the country would not be able to provide quality education to Indian and Chinese students, if it continues to ... Read more...

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‘Fresh bid to stop Indian professionals from settling in Britain’


August 21st, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian IT and other professionals who are transferred to Britain by their companies may not be able to apply for citizenship if a recommendation made by a government-appointed ... 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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Britain urged to relax visa rules for skilled migrants


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The British government should relax visa regulations for highly skilled workers from India and other countries outside Europe, who face joblessness or cuts in salaries because of the ... Read more...

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British plans to ban overseas job ads may hit Indian jobseekers


January 19th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) British employers are to be banned from advertising their jobs outside Europe in a step aimed at preserving jobs for British workers.The ban, which can be pushed through ... Read more...

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British population to hit 70 mn by 2031, says study


December 28th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Britain's population is set to hit the 70 million mark by 2031, independent experts said despite claims by a government minister that managed migration will stem a bulge ... Read more...

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Would-be immigrants to Britain need hefty bank balances


November 5th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) British Home Office guidelines for the new points-based immigration system to be introduced from Nov 27 say that prospective immigrants will have to show hefty bank balances up ... Read more...

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British government divided over immigration


November 2nd, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A disagreement between Britain's new immigration minister and its longest-serving Asian MP has opened up a divide in the ruling party over the number of skilled migrants who ... Read more...

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Australia may reduce immigration permits


October 26th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 26 (DPA) A slowing economy may compel Australia to tighten its borders, Immigration Minister Chris Evans said Sunday.The nation's immigration will be reassessed by the government next month ... Read more...

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HSMP migrants take British government back to court


October 23rd, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Skilled migrants in Britain said Thursday they are taking the British home ministry back to court because it has not obeyed a court ruling to honour the original ... Read more...

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India, Australia mull social security agreement


October 16th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Australia and India may soon have a social security agreement that would greatly benefit professionals and businesses in both the countries and strengthen their growing bilateral political and ... Read more...

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Assaulted Kerala man in Melbourne stable but unable to speak


October 14th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) An Indian from Kerala, who sustained life-threatening injuries in an attack by a group of four on his way home from work in Melbourne, was Tuesday in a ... Read more...

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Bengali immigrants and other members of the Indian diaspora ushered in the Durga Puja celebrations


October 7th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) Thousands of Bengali immigrants and other members of the Indian diaspora ushered in the Durga Puja celebrations with much fanfare and gusto here.Colourful pandals (marquees) adorned with spring ... Read more...

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Indian brides spearhead Australia’s migration growth


October 7th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) Ramandeep Singh, 21, who had an arranged marriage in April 2008, has just joined her husband in Sydney, the latest in a surging number of Indian brides heading ... Read more...

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Highly skilled immigration to Britain will increase: Vaz


October 5th, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The number of highly skilled migrants going to Britain will increase, in contrast to public perception that the new immigration system will limit the numbers, an Indian-origin ... Read more...

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