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In the last three years 32,500 people have emigrated from Croatia as Croats seek employment abroad, according to data from the Bureau of Statistics, reports daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
The main reason that the size of the town of Vinkovci (Vukovar-Syrmia County) has left Croatia in the past three years is to find employment. Alot have left on their own accord, but alot have left as part of the Work Canada scheme, which offers Croats a two-year work pemit with the ability to obtain permanent residency after.
With 300,000 people jobless in Croatia, the Canadian Embassy in Croatia has recieved alot of interest in the Work Canada scheme. In two years more than 650 people have got jobs via the scheme, and a large number of applications have been declined as there is a quota system in place.
"We have 7 per cent unemployment in Canada, and in Croatia it is around 20 per cent. Here young people are the most effected by unemployment. In Canada there is a greater chance to get a job, that is just the economic reality of the two countries," says the Canadian ambassador to Croatia Edwin I. Loughlin.
This year Canada will teke in around 260 thousand immigrants, mainly from India and China, and it is expected that after two years of temporary residency, at least 10 per cent will look to stay permenantly.
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