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(...)

A Canadian flag on the ferry to Bowen Island near Vancouver, Canada. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some Irish students spending the summer in Vancouver, Canada, have been accused of urinating on dancefloors and absconding from restaurants and rental(...)

‘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 (...)

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(...)

The IEC scheme allows people aged 18-35 from Ireland to work in Canada for up to two years, or three if they participate in the ‘international co-op’ category first.

Looking to go to Canada on a working holiday visa next year? The application system for the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme has been o(...)

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits will open to Irish citizens on Tuesday evening.

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits were snapped up in 12 minutes on Tuesday night.They were expected to (...)

The first round of IEC working holiday visas for Canada were snapped up in a record seven minutes last year, and the second round in half an hour. Image: Getty

It’s that time of year again, when the mad scramble for Canadian working holiday visas begins. Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced las(...)

The Gardiner Expressway on the way into central Ontario,  Canada.  The Canadian  application system for  remaining permits available for Irish working holidaymakers this year opened at 9pm last night, but by 9.45pm a note had been posted on the government of Canada’s website to say the quota had been filled.  Photograph: Galit Rodan/Bloomberg

Any more Irish people hoping to move to Canada on a working holiday visa will have to wait until next year to apply after the second round of 3(...)

Canadan cities such as Toronto (pictured) have become an increasingly popular destinations for Irish emigrants in recent years. Photograph: Getty Images

Many Irish people planning to emigrate to Canada this year were left disappointed last night after the first allocation of 3,850 working holiday vi(...)

Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander said the number of visas for Irish people under the International Experience Canada scheme was to be increased because the Irish ‘do well in Canada’. Photograph: Government of Canada

The number of Canadian working holiday visas available to young Irish people is to increase by almost 70 per cent this year under a new agreeme(...)

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