Friday, November 13, 2009

Recession retreats - Canada, Australia beckon

Canada, Australia gear up for skilled manpower influx

Chandigarh, September 25

The most two most powerful economies of world – Canada and Australia – have bounced back from the recession, which has beaten a hasty retreat within a year of its onset.

Lt. Col. B.S. Sandhu (Retd.), the Chairman cum Managing director of World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) stated in a press statement issued today. Sandhu added that with the global meltdown receding, both Canada and Australia are now seeking for skilled professionals, mainly from Asia, to meet with its ever expanding demand for manpower.

As per a famous job portal, in Canada presently 1795 professionals are needed in IT / Software development, 1304 accounting/finance/ insurance professionals are required, 602 administrative clerk, 546 people for business/strategic management, 912 for engineering and so on. Sandhu added that this is just fraction of the actual jobs available in Canada.

“Latest survey conducted of just over 1000 Canadians performed by Harris/ Decima, Canada’s fastest growing market research firm, found that 46% of Canadian workers feel they have more job security today than they did an year ago. This clearly implies how economy has bounced back giving security to individuals,” Sandhu said.

It was also found that vast majority of Canadians, are satisfied with their current job situation. As Canada faces the challenges of a national labor shortage, compounded by retiring baby boomers, Canadians surveyed offered strong support for few solutions.

“71 percent believed there should be a greater effort put into attracting foreign trained professionals, which underlines the need of trained immigrants in the country,” Sandhu emphasized. Interestingly, 55 percent supported teens aged 14 to 16 should have greater access to the job market

In Australia, people have largely realized that overseas skilled workers are needed to supplement and not replace Australian work force.

Australia has more opportunities for skilled workers. The number of job vacancies in Australia has recently gone up. This is the first increase in sixteen months.

Professions highly in demand include managers and administrators, accountant, computing professionals, doctors, nurses, chefs, trade persons. In the mining and health care industries demand for workers from abroad continues to rise.

Similarly, in UK employers are seeking skilled migrants with experience now. Professionals in demand are in sectors of accounting, banking, construction, education & training, engineering, finance, health care/medical – nursing, HR and recruitment, IT, legal and marketing.

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