There is a shortage of workers in Australia, which creates an opportunity for foreigners to apply and become gainfully employed. Here are the steps you need to take in order for you to migrate to Australia for work
1. Look for available positions.
Check out the in-demand jobs in Australia to confirm if your field is needed. You need to confirm if the field you want to work in Australia is currently facing staff storage. If your professional services are needed in Australia, the probability of getting a visa is higher
2. Apply for jobs
Apply for sponsored jobs on job application websites such as seek.com and indeed.com. Remember to apply for multiple jobs and ensure that your resume is presented excellently in order to increase your chances of getting the job. Have enough work experience : Most industries will require that you have a minimum of 2 years of working experience to offer you a job. If you are offered the job, you need your employer to send you a nomination or sponsorship certificate that you will use to apply for a work visa
3. Choose a visa type
I Working Holiday Visa
Citizens of countries that are eligible for this visa are given a chance to apply for a working holiday visa. This visa allows you to work in Australia for 12 months while you are on holiday. With the this visa, there is also eligibility to swap employers after 6 months of working with them.
II Temporary Skilled Worker Visa/Visa for Temporary Skilled Shortage
This requires an employer to sponsor you, and it also requires you to be in an occupation that is in great demand by the Australian government, which requires candidates to have great qualifications and relevant experience (a minimum of 2 years).
III Permanent Residency
This visa also requires sponsorship from an employer, and you also have to meet criteria such as
- Pass the skill evaluation.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
- An employer must prove that skill is in demand and there is no eligible Australian candidate eligible to fill it.
4. Apply for a Visa
Go online and search for the Australian immigration website for your home country and submit an application form. There are some test requirements needed for you to be eligible for a work visa, which you need to have a minimum of 65 points overall. These points are based on
- Language Skills
- Work experience
5. Submit documents and make payments
You will need to make payments for the work visa fees, which vary depending on the skill type you have. This fee is between 315 and 4,000 AUD( Australian Dollars).
Once you have a copy of your payment, you are required to submit it along with all other supportive documents required, such as
- Proof of previous employment
- Nomination or sponsorship certificate
- Health insurance
- Educational certificate
- Language skills report
When you are done with all these processes, you will have to wait for feedback from the immigration office on your application status. The waiting time is between 3 and 12 months