is in need of a variety of skilled workers
in many areas, and to be able to cover the
demand, the state and federal governments are
trying to train as much people as possible,
in the shortest time available. Anyway, it is
well know by the government, that for the
Australians to get the experience necessary
after finish their training it will take some
time, if not years, but skilled workers are
needed now. To solve the short-term demand,
there is not other way than import temporary
foreigners professionals to fulfil the vacancies
and keep Australia on the move, and to address
this situation, the department of Immigration
issues a proper working Visa for professionals
that meet the criteria.
Work legally in Australia is easier than many people thing. Yes, there is a
bureaucracy to be dealt with, but it is only
bureaucratic proceeds, not an impediment. One of
the requirements of the Immigration Department
is that the company hiring you, must have a
minimum number of employees, and have not being
able to find in Australia someone who wants the
job. A certain amount of payment is also a
requirement, but the reality is that usually
most companies demanding skilled workers are
already big companies (including many multi
nationals) with a large number of employees, and
the payment is much above the minimum
requirement by the Immigration officials. All
you have to do is to find a reputable company
wanting to hire your expertises and willing to
sponsor your application for a work permit
(which 99% will do if they really need you).
Australia is top in the world in terms of mining and commodities (minerals) exports.
Recently many big export deals were firmed with
some buyers around the world, and these
contracts most concentrated in Minerals and gas
(LPG) is already requiring a large number of
professionals in these fields (Such as
Geologist, Mining engineers, welding, piping,
and a vast array of professionals connected with
the heavy industry sector). If you demonstrate
experience and knowledge is these fields, a
contract and a work permission are the natural
consequences due the Australian need.
There are also many other situations
to legally work in Australia. One must
understand that every city or town in Australia
has a different need regarding the needs of
workmanship. For example, the city of Gladstone,
in the central coast of Queensland, is a small
city totally devoted for the industrial area.
From Aluminium Smelter, foundries, heavy
machinery, a Port with huge number of ships
waiting to carry the Australian Coal worldwide.
So it is not a city at the moment for those
specialized in IT, or Tourism. In compensation,
the city of Gold Coast, Brisbane, Alice Springs,
Sydney, Cairns and a few other, will be a better
market for those with IT or Tourism background.
Many rural towns in Australia basically survive
on farming and agriculture, so, these cities are
always in need of people to harvest the
production, tractor operators and so on.
In our point of view the best you can do is to consult the Immigration
Website, which has lots of information about
work in Australia, and also keep an eye in the
Australian newspapers to know about any new
project or economical matters going on around
the country. The final and important
recommendation is not to take any king of work
without authorization and the proper Visa from
the Department of Immigration. There are Visas
for all kind of situations.
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