Governments dangle carrots to woo global talent

International students arriving at Australia’s Sydney Airport in December 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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SYDNEY - A shortage of skilled labour has triggered a global talent war that is prompting countries to boost their intakes and lower migration hurdles as they compete to entice professional workers.

Across the world, countries have been overhauling their immigration programmes and offering a range of incentives to would-be migrants.

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