Australia is a beautiful and culturally rich country that offers a high quality of life. The friendly, laid-back attitude, for which Australians have a reputation, extends to their attitudes towards work and career. The social structure of working hours and wages are different from that of many other countries and allows for more time to be spent with friends and family.
But for many, the dream of moving to Australia seems like an impossible dream, due to the country’s strict immigration policies. However, if you are trained in a specialised skill, then the dream of migrating is much more probable than you may think.
Here’s why people from the UK are Migrating to Australia
Australia is in short supply of skilled trade workers. Every year, the Australian government releases a Skilled Occupations List(SOL), which details the most in-demand occupations. The most common occupations are those that fall under construction, medical and engineering. If you are currently in any of those occupations, then it is more likely that an application to migrate to Australia will be successful.
For example, the SOL is currently looking for: Surgeons, Registered Nurses for varying specialities, Dentists, Bricklayers, Plumbers, Electricians, Engineers specialising in different fields, Architects, Accountants and many others.
If your occupation appears on the SOL, then the process for applying to emigrate to Australia is fairly straightforward. You can apply for a Skilled Migration Visa which will allow you to live and work in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident. Or, if you are lucky enough to find a job before migrating, your employer may be willing to sponsor you.
Don’t be put off by the potentially daunting task of applying to migrate. There is plenty of support available to help you with your visa application and if you are skilled worker, then it is more likely that you will be considered for a visa.