Australian visa applications for American workers will be processed before arriving in the country in order to relieve Australia’s growing labour shortage. The booming mining and construction industries may have saved Australia from recession but the industries’ continuing growth has resulted in a widening skills gap which the country is struggling to fill. In order […]
The number of Australian visa applications from Indian students has more than doubled in the last 12 months, according to recent figures, prompting some to claim that Australia is regaining its appeal as a great country to study in. The Australian High Commission in India reported that the number of Indian students applying for an […]
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has claimed that relaxing application and extension restrictions on the Working Holiday Visa would provide an extra AU$700 million (£476 million) to the Australian economy. Currently, the Australian Working Holiday Visa (WHV) programme allows holders to extend their visa for a second year if they complete 88 days in […]
We’ve reported before that the Australian mining boom has been greak for UK workers. Now australia’s thriving economy, demand for skilled workers and relaxed working visa regulations has led to the most short term arrivals from Greece in a decade. Greece’s slumping economy and growing unemployment rates have meant that thousands of its citizens are […]
While the number of Kiwis being tempted across the Tasman Sea to Australia reaches new highs, charities in Australia have warned that New Zealanders may not be aware of the risks. Australian charities are urging prospective New Zealand travelers to find work before arriving. The high salaries and lucrative positions available in the mining and agriculture […]
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced a review of the Professional Year Visa Program to start in early 2012. The Professional Year program which has been in place since 2008 is a structured development program, available to former overseas students who have graduated as Engineers, Accountants and IT Professionals. The Professional […]
Young people from Australia and Bangladesh will now be able to travel to each other’s countries through a work and holiday arrangement. The Australia work and holiday visa program is now open, the Australia immigration department said. University-educated Australian and Bangladesh travellers who are aged between 18 and 30 will now be able to work […]
Going it alone or choosing to use a Migration Agent is often one of the first questions people ask themselves when looking to migrate to Australia. One of the benefits of doing everything yourselves is the costs, however for some, getting an Australian Immigration Agent to do the leg work for you is the preferred, […]
The Western Australian Government have announced their State Migration Plan (SMP) this week with jobs to support the booming mining sector high on the list of jobs in demand. More immigration is needed by Australia’s mining industry due to a lack of skilled workers in Australia. It is very important for the industry to have […]
Applicants for an Australian visa will soon face a range of new eligibility criteria, it was revealed yesterday. From July 2011, wannabe Australian migrants applying under any of the skilled visa streams will have to pass a new points-based test designed to target migrants more closely suited to Australia’s needs. According to Australia’s immigration department, […]
Further information on the requirements for the TRA job ready program has become available. The job ready program applies to people living in Australia who wish to apply for skills assessment in a trade occupation. Stage 1: Provisional Skills Assessment The provisional skills assessment requires applicants to show 6 months of work experience, 6 minimum […]
Desperate to travel to the Land Down Under and be allowed to work while you're there? You can, with the Working Holiday visa. The good news is that you can easily get your own. The bad news? You'll need to know many things about your work travel Australia visa before securing it, from how much it costs to who it's for. This article covers the basics of work travel Australia visa.
One of the most critical questions for all potential migrants is to decide what class of visa to apply for. The skilled migration Australia visa is one of the most popular, but is it right for most people? Let's take a look at some of the different types of visa available.
Australian businesses that want to bring in skilled workers on what are known locally as ’457 visas’ will have to be prepared to pay them market wages from next week. The Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, has announced details of the changes to the temporary visa program which are designed to end the potential for workers […]
Emigrating to Australia has always been a pretty hard thing to do. Unfortunately for many, the recent economic climate has made these challenges even greater. All is not lost though as there are still other options available. One such option being the Australian Student visa. The folks at the visabureau.com have written a good article […]
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