Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Generation Emigration

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‘The longer people stay away, the less likely they are to return’ The exodus has had a life-changing effect on those leaving, but also on those left behind, writes CIARA KENNY
Building an Irish community in Canada Ruairí Spillane set up a website to assist new Irish arrivals settle in Vancouver four years ago. A new website covering the whole of Canada will be launched next month, and they are looking for contributions from Irish people living in other Canadian cities. Can you help?
Once, I was Irish; now I am just ‘me’ After three decades struggling with my identity as an Irish person in Canada, I realise now that I don’t belong to Ireland, Canada or anywhere else; I belong to me, writes Patrick McKenna.
Leaving Ireland for Canada´s prairie provinces An increasing number of Irish singles and families are embracing the opportunities offered in Saskatchewan, writes JENNIFER HOUGH
Crosscare guide to working holiday visas Thinking of going on a working holiday but not sure where? The first in a series of factsheets from Crosscare Migrant Project outlines the visa application process for some of the most popular working holiday destinations for Irish people, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Korea and the US.
Canadian quota for Irish visas filled Irish people planning to go to Canada on a working holiday visa will have to wait until next year to apply, as the quota for Irish passport holders has been filled for 2012.
‘I feel like Canada’s oldest backpacker’ Now in our 60s, having closed our construction business, my husband and I have left our home in Galway to move to Canada, says Eileen Burke.
Go west for a new home in Canada Thousands are fleeing the recession in Ireland to make a life in Canada. But how easy is it to set up house there?