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New Zealand Destination Guide

Posted on 26th February 2018

Fact file Capital city: Wellington Population: 4.7 million (0.06% of the total world population) Currency: New Zealand Dollar Official languages: English, Māori, New Zealand Sign Language Business opportunities: the main employment industries are agriculture, horticulture, fishing and forestry, and tourism – so it’s very likely you’ll be able to quickly find work in any of these sectors. New Zealand also has opportunities in many other areas of business; consult the government website for more detail. Climate: Most of the country is surrounded by the sea, meaning mild temperatures and moderate rainfall. With abundant sunshine, summers range between 20 – 30 degrees…

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Canada Destination Guide

Posted on 26th February 2018

Fact file on Canada Capital city: Ottawa Population: 36.6 million Currency: Canadian Dollar Official languages: English and French Business Opportunities: Canada has an ageing population, and as such many sectors of business are looking to hire workers. Employers are reported to have struggled finding candidates for a range of roles, including: skilled trades workers, technicians, sales representatives, admin professionals, engineers and management/executive positions. Climate: Most Canadian cities are situated within 300km of the southern border, where summers are hot, winters are cold, and spring and autumn are pleasantly crisp. Towards the North however, Canada extends into the Arctic Circle and experiences a…

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Italy Destination Guide

Posted on 22nd June 2017

Fact file on Italy Capital City: Rome Population: 60.8 million Currency: Euro Language: Italian. However, different regions of the country have dialects that are linguistically unique from each other. Natives will use dialect languages at home, reserving standard Italian when conversing with Italians from other regions, and with foreigners. Minority languages include French, German and Slovene. Business opportunities: It’s advisable to secure work in Italy before making the move, as opportunities can be difficult to come by. According to the expatinfodesk.com, there are currently shortages in the science and IT industries. Climate: Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters….

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Denmark Destination Guide

Posted on 6th December 2016

Fact file on Denmark Capital City: Copenhagen Population: 5,699,220 in October 2015 Currency: Danish krone Language: Danish Business opportunities: With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU, Denmark offers employment opportunities within all job sectors, with the most prominent industries being pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping, high-tech agriculture and renewable energy. It’s worth noting that there is a lack of skills in certain fields such as engineering, construction, healthcare, teaching and IT, so if you have qualifications in any of these areas, chances are you won’t have much difficulty finding a job. Climate: During the summer period (May-August), daytime temperatures in…

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Colorado Destination Guide

Posted on 28th November 2016

Fact file on Colorado The Capital City is Denver Population: estimated 5,747,000 people in 2016 Currency: American dollar Language: The majority of the population in Colorado speak English. Other languages include Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian. Business opportunities: Job opportunities have increased by 64,100 between October 2015 to October 2016. It’s worth noting that you will need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) as soon as you arrive in Canada to work there. Climate: The majority of Colorado is made up of mountains, hills and desert areas. The people who live there experience dry autumns, low humidity summers, windy springs and…

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Australian Destination Guide

Posted on 20th September 2016

Fact file on Australia Capital City: Canberra Population: Despite being the sixth largest country in the world, Australia’s population is only made up of 24,168,303 people. Currency: Australian dollar Language: English is the most prominent language, with 78.5% of the population speaking it. Other languages spoken in Australia include Chinese, Italian, Greek, Arabic and Vietnamese. Business opportunities: Australian agencies are focusing on providing job opportunities to those moving from the UK in the engineering and construction industries, as well as the power, mining and building markets. Climate: Inland Australia (otherwise known as the Outback) experiences hot, dry summer days, with freezing…

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European Destination Guide – Spain

Posted on 20th September 2016

Fact file on Spain Capital City: Madrid Population: 46,095,093 in 2016, making it the sixth largest country in Europe. Currency: Euros Language: Spanish (Castilian) is spoken by 74% of Spaniards and is the country’s official language. Catalan is spoken by 17%, Galician by 7% and Basque by 2% of the Spanish population. Business opportunities: 40% of new businesses in Spain are started by female entrepreneurs. Climate: There are three different climate zones: Atlantic (mild and humid, can experience high rainfall and frequent snowfall in certain regions), Continental (hot summers and freezing cold winters), Mediterranean (mild winters and pleasant summers, without very…

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