Canada has launched a new residency selection system which allows authorities to hand-pick workers with the aim of delivering the workforce the country needs through immigration. Pictured: Canadian ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn and Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Anyone considering a move to Canada should take note of the new Express Entry selection system now in place. Previously all residency applications wer(...)

Antipodean idyll: the laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful beaches, such as on Fraser Island in  Queensland, attract Irish people to Australia. Photograph: Tourism Australia

With some of the “best cities in the world”, beautiful beaches, sunny skies and a laidback lifestyle, it’s no wonder Australia attracts so many Irish,(...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)