Canada offers new visa to young Irish workers
Thousands of young Irish people already in Canada on a one-year working holiday visa will be able to apply for a second year, under changes in the rules announced by the Canadian government.
Canada has also increased its visa allocation to Ireland from 4,000 to 5,000 after the quota for Ireland in 2010 was snapped up. The working holiday visa is available for 18- to 35-year-olds.
The Economic and Social Research Institute estimates that 100,000 people will emigrate in the next two years.