Latest data made available by the concerned department of New Zealand reveal that the overall number of qualified immigrants, turning up on the soils of the nation, is heading south. Registering a drop of nearly 12%--vis-à-vis the same 9 month duration during the year gone by-available data reveal that the number of individuals, who turned-up during the 9 months to March 2012, was 13,265. Global downturn is being blamed for this negative development.
India and Britain are the biggest source nations of skilled overseas people, with each contributing 17% of the total. Philippines--which contributes 12% of the total--follows these nations. China and South Africa at 8% each, and Fiji with 7% happen to be the next biggest contributors. There was a swell in the number of Indians duly applying for trained migrant permits of the NZ. Reportedly, the surge in the number of such migrants from India is primarily due to the ex Indian global students.
Besides, the number of global students studying in the country on permits was down 7% vis-a-vis the same duration of 9 months in 2011. At 26% of the total, China is the largest source nation for global students at the present. India at 13% follows it, even while South Korea at 10%, and Japan with 5% happen to be other key contributors.
According to the NZ department behind the disclosures, the number of individuals being duly sanctioned for the residency status of the nation remains constant with 28,674 in the July 2011-March 2012 period, vis-à-vis 28,695 for the same duration during the year gone by.
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