Just a decade ago, Australia was nothing more but a popular tourist attraction. Reviews stated this nation to be a land of staggering contrast and spectacular beauty. With heavenly beautiful places like Sydney Opera house and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has always been one among the top-rated tourist spots of the world. While Australia was successful in reaching top numbers in the list of best tourist destinations of the world, the Australian Government aimed not only to keep this nation a tourist destination but make it a place where anyone can relocate and live happily. Australia Immigration sector caught its pace, the authorities worked on improvement in immigration policies and the Government focused more on building career opportunities that could create a pull for workers across the globe. Today, besides being a top-notch destination for travel and leisure, Australia has successfully become a permanent home to many foreign professionals.
Why people prefer to settle in Australia?
Besides being a developed country, Australia is also the wealthiest countries of the world. According to the statistics, the Australian economy is the 12th largest economy in the world. During the year 2014, Australia stood fifth among the countries with the highest per capita income. Indeed these are the major factors that lure aspirants to migrate to Australia.
Ever-trending employment opportunities:
Australia is a nation with vast career opportunities and a professional seeking for employment in Australia can find a good job in Australia easily. According to the statistics, Australia’s job market invited about 11,537,900 people in one year, giving them an opportunity to settle in one of the most economically rich country of the world. That year, the unemployment rate recorded was between 5-6%, sources say. This marked Australia in the list of countries with lowest unemployment rates.
High paid jobs:
It may seem unbelievable but Australia is a nation with the highest paid jobs. Jobs of certain sectors are very high in demand and the pay the country offers for such jobs is relatively higher than that offered for the same role in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Work experience adds advantage to the profile:
Yes, the fact that Australian work experience is a great advantage to one’s work profile is also a big reason why people prefer to settle in Australia. Work experience from the Australian Labor market is highly regarded by many countries of the world.
With friendly and sociable population, Australia is a nation that empowers a multi-cultural society. No matter from whichever nation you belong, Australia gives you all the work rights, freedom to communicate and a right to enjoy your life in any part of the country, without the breach of country rules.
Low cost of living-
Australia has become an immigrant favorite destination because the living expenses make the country homelike. This means that no matter whether you live in your home country or live in Australia, you will not feel living expensive- especially cost on housing will certainly not be a burden to your pockets.
Health care facilities-
An NHS system named Medicare in Australia is offered to permanent residents. This system acts as social benefit from the government. However, many employers also sponsor their foreign staff with various health care programs.
Liberal immigration policies-
A country associated to easy-going migration procedures ultimately becomes an immigrant-favorite destination and Australia too, is one among such. The government of Australia is spontaneously working on its immigration policies, bringing in programs that would benefit migrants and has always aimed at creating flexible conditions of immigration.
How the job market of Australia changed within a decade’s time?
According to a report released in 2013 pertaining to the labor market statistics of the decade, the number of jobs added to the Australian economy blew past economist’s expectations. The year 2013 recorded the largest gain in jobs calculated during the past 13 years. The statistics of the report reflect that the overall jobs increased during the year were- 17,800 full-time jobs and 53,700 part-time jobs. Following that, by October 2014 over 105,600 openings in Australia were advertised online.
During 2015, Australia’s popular job search site SEEK.com.au reflected a record of overall 105,000 full-time job openings, where healthcare and sales jobs were in great demand. Similarly, the part-time job postings went up to 30,000. As of the overall statistics, New South Wales and Victoria are the two most prominent states that hold a record of highest increased jobs in Australia.
Currently, the following jobs are high in demand in Australia:
1. Business Analysts
2. Project Managers
3. Recruitment Consultants
4. Business Development Managers
6. Payroll Officers
7. Management Accountants
8. Financial Accountants
9. Registered Nurses (RNs)
10. Account Payable Officers
13. Administration Assistants
14. Account Managers
15. Executive Assistants
Is Australia still looking for foreign workers?
The demand for skilled foreign workers in Australia is high and, by time is constantly increasing. Following are the top jobs the Australian Labor Department is looking to fill in by the end of 2018-
1. Healthcare for Aged and Disabled
2. Sales Assistants
3. Registered Nurses (RN)
4. General Clerks
5. Child Care people
6. Retail Store Managers
8. Advertising Managers
10. Education Aides
While New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are the states expected to gain the newest jobs in the nearest future, records show that companies like Hudson, Michael Page, FINITE, Hays Information Technology, People Bank, etc., are the top hiring companies.
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by Farheen Banu