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Net overseas migration in Australia is expected to be down 30 per cent this year as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  Photograph:  James D Morgan/Getty Images

During the post-2008 recession, Irish people became used to hearing how emigration was a “safety valve” for the labour market, wicking underemployed p(...)

Ireland is one of 33 countries worldwide that has a reciprocal agreement with Canada to allow young people to live and work there. Photograph: iStock

Thinking of a change of scene in 2019? Canada has 10,700 work permits available for young Irish people under the International Experience Canada progr(...)

‘Irish citizens are in a particularly privileged position when it comes to planning a move to Canada.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

When Siobhán Young was told after nine years in Sydney that she had just 28 days to leave Australia, it was, as she calls it, “the worst moment of my (...)

Applicants need to accumulate just 1,095 days (three years) of residence in Canada within the five years prior to making the application in order to qualify for citizenship under the new rules. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Q: Barry C, Toronto I arrived in Toronto on an IEC visa in April 2013. I have had permanent residency since January 2015, under the Canadian Experien(...)

Visit Canada on a working holiday visa and see  Moraine Lake and the snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks in  Banff National Park, Alberta. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The smiley face on the website says it all. Canada is open to travellers, specifically young Irish ones looking to spend up to two years there on a wo(...)

‘Having worked in two or more countries is definitely an advantage in terms of selling your ability to adapt to the Canadian way.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s crop of recent emigrants are enjoying a well-earned reputation for hard work in Canada; so much so, that companies are now specifically head(...)

Ruairi Spillane: “Success for me is to be able to go home to Kerry for a month and not have to worry.”

Helping other Irish emigrants make a new home in Canada has been a passion for Ruairi Spillane since he moved to Vancouver in 2008. What(...)