This week will see a delegation from western Canada arrive on Irish soil in an effort to recruit thousands of workers for the construction industry and related trades.
It is expected that 335,000 job opportunities will develop between now and 2014. Places will open up for carpenters, electricians, welders, plumbers, heavy equipment operators and millwrights in British Canada and Alberta.
This is good news for over 6,000 engineering students who will be in search of a place of work after their final year, as 2006 saw 20% of engineer graduates with a PhD emigrate to Canada.
The country is also facilitates family settlement; a bonus for Irish workers with families.
To add to this, up to 1,800 jobs are to be created in private and voluntary nursing homes this year. Any students seeking employment in this area are encouraged to contact Nursing Home Ireland to see what opportunities are on offer.
Talks will be held with the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs, the Department of Education and Skills, Fás and others.
The delegation will be present at the Dublin Working Abroad Expo/Jobs Fair this week also.
Good news for Irish students, but bad news for their mammies… Will you be leaving the Emerald Isle in search of employment this year?
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