Unemployed Irish flocking to Australia and Canada seeking work


200,000 expected to emigrate in next 5 years

RECENT numbers indicating up to 200,000 people are to emigrate from Ireland within the next five years if unemployment is not addressed are an indication of the continued trend of departures from Ireland of young graduates and unemployed persons are leaving to seek work in Australia and Canada.

Current employment campaigns by the Government of South Australia highlights unusual and somewhat different working opportunities including positions catching Koalas, tagging sharks or tasting beers, while may be a little on the unusual side are those offered of recent to Irish and British people seeking jobs down under and are available under the country’s extended holiday working visa’s programme.

Figures from backpackertravelinsurance.ie have found that many people who are leaving the country do so now with the intention of staying away for up to 24 months.

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