highly skilled worker

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highly skilled worker

A former Home Office (UK) term for a skilled professional who is not a British citizen or a member of the EU, whose entry into the UK as a temporary or permanent resident is facilitated due to a shortage of workers in a particular area of expertise.
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Developing countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and China are the major contributors of highly skilled migrant workers.
Having been admitted to the UK as a highly skilled migrant he was made a British citizen in 2011 which gives him a unique insight into the refugee crisis.
But that was five years ago, when the Labor government then in power had an International Graduate Scheme, or IGS, that made it possible for international students to first work for a year in the country and then switch to Highly Skilled Migrant Permits, or HSMPs, if they were lucky to earn well enough to be eligible for it.
Highly skilled migrant workers will be granted E-7 or F-2 visas, which will allow them to be employed for an indefinite period of time and to gain permanent resident status.
In particular, two studies in countries with contrasting normative gender orders (see section on deskilling) and contexts (professional closures, welfare arrangements and availability of child care) in Denmark (Liversage 2009) and Switzerland (Riano and Baghdadi 2007) have explored the different strategies and responses that highly skilled migrant women, who largely entered through marriage and refugee routes, have adopted to facilitate the transfer of their social and cultural capital and gain access to higher level employment commensurate with their qualifications.
'Those coming under the highly skilled migrant route should only be able to do highly skilled jobs - it should not be used as a means to enter the low-skilled jobs market," he added.
These data and the most recent ones on the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP), now incorporated in Tier 1, demonstrate the importance of Indians within total inflow.
The fake qualifications tricked the Home Office into granting visas under the UK's Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.
Skilled workers will be able to work in the UK - as now - if they get a work permit or qualify under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, if they are a student, are self-employed or as their dependents.
Slowly, and without many noticing, a new threat to Africa is taking shape through the mass immigration schemes for highly trained and skilled Africans such as America's Green Card Diversity Lottery and Britain's Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.
The first would be the introduction in January next year of a highly skilled migrant's permit, which would allow people with significant professional qualifications to enter the country without a job, in order to seek work, and providing they have the means to support themselves.
"I was able to become a British citizen because I was accepted as a highly skilled migrant and am fully committed to British values and the British way of life."
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