Government of Canada announce overhaul of Temporary Foreign Workers Program

On Friday last (June 20), the government of Canada announced that there would be significant changes and restructuring of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP).

Changes

There will be notable changes to temporary foreign workers’ work application procedures. For one, the TFWP will only include streams in need of government approval of jobs offered by Canadian employers. This will come in the form of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) – formally known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) – will be much more comprehensive than the outgoing LMO. Read more

EY report predicts 2014 will be ‘milestone’ year in Ireland’s economic recovery

The Irish economy will continue its revival in 2014, with GDP increasing from -0.3pc in 2013 to 2.0pc in 2014. This is according to EY’s Economic Eye Summer 2014 report, which also forecasts that GNP will hot 3.3 per cent this year.

A number of positive factors have contributed to EY’s forecast, including the country’s exit from the Troika bailout, its re-entering the international financial markets and its improved international credit rating. Read more

PayPal to add 400 new jobs to its Dundalk operations centre

PayPal, the world’s most well-known online payments company, has announced the creation of 400 new jobs at its European Operations Centre in Dundalk.

The new positions – which include customer solutions, risk operations, telesales and merchant service – will supplement the 1000 jobs that the company announced back in 2012. Read more

Three companies to create a total of 500 new jobs in Ireland

Following on from recent announcements that Ireland’s unemployment rate has fallen and its tax yield increased over the last three months, there was further positivity as 500 new jobs were created across three companies.

Ryanair has announced that it will generate up to 200 IT jobs in Dublin, specifically in the areas of technology, software development and digital marketing. Read more

Working in Canada: Share what you know about it

Canada has proven to be one of the most popular locations for Irish emigrants over the past number of years. With some of the world’s most rugged natural beauty, bustling metropolitan city centres and – perhaps most crucially – a thriving jobs market, the country’s allure to those thinking about a move abroad looks set to continue into the foreseeable future. Read more

Ireland ranked world’s best for inward investment quality and value

Only a week after being named the ‘best place in the world’ to do business by Forbes magazine, Ireland has now ranked first in the world for inward investment by quality and value and first in Europe for the number of investment jobs per capita.

The latest accolades appeared in the IBM Global Location Trends report, the purpose of which is to analyse key trends in the locations that corporations select to do business, along with foreign investment. Read more