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As the global economy heats up and tries to put the pandemic aside, a battle for the young and the able has begun. With fast-track visas and promises of permanent residence, many wealthy recovery countries are sending a message to skilled immigrants around the world: Help needed. Now.

In Germany, where authorities recently warned that the country needs 400,000 new immigrants a year to fill jobs in fields ranging from universities to air conditioning, a new immigration law offers expedited work visas and six months to visit and find a job.

Canada plans to grant residency to 1.2 million new immigrants by 2023. Israel recently made an agreement to bring in health care workers from Nepal. And in Australia, where mines, hospitals and pubs are all understaffed after nearly two years with a closed border, the government intends to roughly double the number of immigrants it allows in the country over the next year.