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  • U.S. loses to Canada when it comes to immigration

    In contrast, U.S. H-1B temporary visas for new skilled immigrant workers, limited at 85,000 annually, do not meet demand. Acquiring permanent residency (a “green card”) is a lengthy and potentially costly process. Talented immigrants, such as the 51% of engineering doctorate earners and the 41% of physical sciences doctorate earners who are foreign-born, are frequently… Read More »

    Oct 21, 2013
  • Canada, U.S. to share personal information of immigrant applicants

    Ottawa and Washington are further aligning their border security by sharing personal information of immigration and refugee applicants to both countries. The plan, to be fully implemented next fall, is raising privacy concerns over the disclosure and retention of information, such as an applicant’s date of birth, travel document number and fingerprints. The information-sharing wouldn’t… Read More »

    Oct 9, 2013
  • India woos foreign colleges

    Indian employers tend to agree. Many say graduates from home-grown universities are often unemployable because job seekers do not have the skills they want, one reason why New Delhi is trying to fast-track legislation to allow foreign colleges, until now largely shut out of India, to open their own campuses in the country. On the… Read More »

    Oct 8, 2013
  • Indians most committed to their employers: Survey

    Indian employees are the most committed to their employers compared to their counterparts in other countries, according to a new survey. The Kelly Global Workforce Index survey “Employee Engagement and Retention” says as much as 50 per cent of Indian employees are totally committed. The survey added that India has, at 33 per cent, one of the… Read More »

    Oct 8, 2013
  • 60 years on, Japan still not preferred by Indian students

    Japan failed to attract Indian students despite three-year-long initiative led by Tokyo University in Japan as only 550 Indian students have so far registered in Japanese universities for undergraduate courses. Japan’s ambassador to India Takesh Yagi said, “The number of Indian students studying in Japanese universities is just 500. We are trying to mobilise Indian… Read More »

    Oct 4, 2013
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