Being a migrant is nothing unusual in Australia. But if you have a strong accent as we do, it can be tough finding work, especially if you also struggle to transfer your qualifications. But it doesn't have to be. Some industries suffer a real skill shortage. Go for these huge gaps in the labour market.
Skilled migration is Australia’s largest pathway in - 68% of migrants are accepted for their skills and only 32% for their family connections or special eligibility. So it is a good option to pursue. Here are 9 hidden nuggets of truth you might not know yet about Australia's skilled migration.
To enter Australia you need an Australia visa. There is no visa-free access for anybody. Yet for most of the over 8m people entering Australia each year getting a visa is easy. For others it is a long and tedious road. Let's try to give you a feel for what is out there.
Looking into work visas for Australia you will run into two acronyms again and again - SOL and CSOL. These two lists are the gateway to an Australian work visa. They are like two doors side by side and you need to walk through one of them to work and live in Australia longterm.
You want to work in Australia on a 457 sponsored visa. You prepare well, look for sponsors and finally got some interviews lined up. Employers will make sure you are right for them. But what about you? How do you make sure they are right for you? Here are 10 questions to help you.