Train to Los MochisWritten by David Westbrook
The start to perhaps most glorious train ride in North America, and certainly in all of Mexico, starts in city of Chihuahua, which lies in northern Mexico state that's its name sake. The city of Chihuahua is a pleasant town that lies at an elevation of approximately 4550 feet. The city is worth a visit if for no other reason than to catch train to Los Mochis. However, you would be missing quite a lot if you did not allow yourself a few hours here. Since train leaves from Chihuahua early in morning, you might as well arrive mid-day before your travels and see what city has to offer.
You might start your site seeing at one of museums. The regional museum (Museo Regional, has exquisite fine art rooms. The child's room features scenes from Little Red Riding Hood, while bathroom has frogs playing among reeds. On art side, there is also Museo de Arte Popular, which is worth a visit. If your tastes run more historical you might want to visit former house of Benito Juarez which is now Museo de Casa de Juarez. If you feel spirits of revolutionaries in Chihuahua, it is of little wonder as Pancho Villa once captured town by disguising his men as peasants on their way to market. The Good Sunday Market is certainly worth a visit.
The train journey to Los Mochis is spectacular and while it may be best done from Los Mochis to Chihuahua, due to numerous sites on Los Mochis end, it is a must for any traveler headed south through Mexico. The journey takes you across Sierra of Tarahumara Indians who are famous for their running abilities. In their native tongue, they are known as Raramuri which literally translated means "those who run fast."
Increasing opportunities for Skilled MigrantsWritten by Dean Marshall
Skilled Independent Migration has become increasingly popular with a number of countries, including UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Essentially, Skilled Independent Migration allows individuals with strong experience and/or education to migrate to another country with right to work WITHOUT first needing to find an employer to sponsor a work permit. This gets round problems faced by people seeing great jobs that they cannot apply for because employer is unwilling to sponsor their work permit.
The purpose of allowing people to enter country with right to work already gained is to encourage entry of people with exactly skills that country needs. These visas tend to be more flexible for individual as they do not tie person to only one company.
United Kingdom The HSMP (Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) is a points based system. Applicants are awarded points for their education, experience and previous earnings and must be awarded a minimum of 65 points to qualify. Applicants who are under 28 will get points for this and find criteria for other areas easier in terms of lower criteria for points being awarded. MBA students from certain universities around world are also awarded HSMP purely based on their education. The HSMP Visa allows for an initial one year period, with a further three year extension to be applied for at end of first year. This scheme has proved very popular since its creation. You can use an online points calculator to get an idea as to whether you are likely to qualify, such as http://www.skillclear.co.uk/hsmp-highly-skilled-migrant-programme-points-calcultor.asp
Canada The Federal Skilled Worker Visa is again a points based system, but rather more complex than UK version, with additional points being available in a wider range of areas. These can include points for having a relative in Canada, for having a job offer, for French and English language skills and more. This Visa takes a considerable time to be approved presently, but many feel that opportunities available in Canada make wait more than worthwhile. Again, there are online points calculators available to find out if you qualify, such as http://www.skillclear.co.uk/canada/canada-skilled-worker-points-calculator-1.asp