10,000 Canadian visas expected to be snapped up by the Irish


TEN THOUSAND CANADIAN working holiday visas are expected to sell out in Ireland within a day or two. Last year’s allocation of 6,350 visas were snapped up in just 48 hours. This year’s potential jump could mean Canada outstrips Australia as the top destination for emigrants. The sluggish recovery of Ireland’s economy means Irish people […]

Few Europeans taking working holidays

Taiwan working holiday

Taiwan will beef up its efforts to promote working holiday programs with European partner countries, as statistics show that very few European youths have taken advantage of the programs. The government has signed reciprocal working holiday agreements with nine countries, including four European countries: Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Belgium. Each year, thousands of […]

Almost 50,000 Irish took up visas in Australia and Canada last year

Almost 50,000 Irish people took up visas in Australia and Canada last year, an Oireachtas committee has heard. More than 25,800 Irish people received working holiday visas for Australia last year; 4,500 Irish-born citizens became permanent residents of Australia; and 645 were given student visas, said Niall Burgess of the Department of Foreign Affairs. In […]


The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s 2012 Annual Report: Delivering Value for Canada’s Tourism Businesses through Innovation and Efficiency examines a fiercely competitive 12 months for the CTC. The marketplace was saturated with exotic destinations and set against a backdrop of global economic volatility, particularly in the Eurozone. The report demonstrates how CTC helps tourism businesses […]

Canada Aims to Woo International Students

[The New York Times] Approximately 3.7 million students sought post-secondary education outside their home countries in 2009, compared with 800,000 in 1975, according to Unesco and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This year, the number of international students in Canada exceeded 100,000 for the first time — triple the number who studied there […]


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