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ltxxxxx Sep 30th 2019 10:11 am

Advice on areas etc
 
My husband and I have always wanted to move from Scotland to Australia or Canada although we are aware both countries are very different. We have a 3 year old little girl and our son is 1.

where would be the best part of Australia to move to raise a family? We are looking for plenty to do outdoors near
the beach, good schools would be a must also. We had been thinking Brisbane?

my husband is an electrician is there plenty of work out there for electricians? I’m currently working as contract support for a facilities management company. How easy is it to find work in Australia if you aren’t australian?

Lastly visa costs we haven’t even looked at yet but roughly what would it cost for a family of 4 to apply to move to Oz? We are at the very early stages in our research so any hints, tips or general advice would be greatly appreciated

spouse of scouse Sep 30th 2019 10:34 am

Re: Advice on areas etc
 

Originally Posted by ltxxxxx (Post 12742125)
My husband and I have always wanted to move from Scotland to Australia or Canada although we are aware both countries are very different. We have a 3 year old little girl and our son is 1.

where would be the best part of Australia to move to raise a family? We are looking for plenty to do outdoors near
the beach, good schools would be a must also. We had been thinking Brisbane?
A
my husband is an electrician is there plenty of work out there for electricians? I’m currently working as contract support for a facilities management company. How easy is it to find work in Australia if you aren’t australian?

Lastly visa costs we haven’t even looked at yet but roughly what would it cost for a family of 4 to apply to move to Oz? We are at the very early stages in our research so any hints, tips or general advice would be greatly appreciated

Hi. Your first step is to find out if you qualify for a visa. Start here and then come back and ask any questions you have. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...sa/visa-finder


ltxxxxx Sep 30th 2019 11:33 am

Re: Advice on areas etc
 
Thanks for this link we would qualify under a couple of visa’s

spouse of scouse Sep 30th 2019 12:13 pm

Re: Advice on areas etc
 

Originally Posted by ltxxxxx (Post 12742150)
Thanks for this link we would qualify under a couple of visa’s

Which ones?

ltxxxxx Sep 30th 2019 1:36 pm

Re: Advice on areas etc
 
The skilled independent visa looked to be the most likely but I did see you need to check points etc

spouse of scouse Sep 30th 2019 4:37 pm

Re: Advice on areas etc
 

Originally Posted by ltxxxxx (Post 12742210)
The skilled independent visa looked to be the most likely but I did see you need to check points etc

The first thing you need to do is see if you/your husband's occupation is eligible for a 189 skilled occupation visa. Your occupation needs to be on this list, and under Visa the 189 needs to be listed https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...ccupation-list

If either of your occupations are on the list, then the next thing to do is check whether you could pass the skills assessment test.

verystormy Oct 1st 2019 5:20 am

Re: Advice on areas etc
 
I will just add two bits.

Points. Points are key as it is effectively a competition, with the higher points applicants getting invited. That means that at the moment, the technical requirement is 65. But in reality, you won't get an invite without at least 75.

With regards costs, as a total budget, you should allow 30k

PittwaterPrincess Nov 30th 2019 3:50 am

Re: Advice on areas etc
 

Originally Posted by ltxxxxx (Post 12742125)
where would be the best part of Australia to move to raise a family? We are looking for plenty to do outdoors near the beach, good schools would be a must also.

?

Well that is a really hard question to answer, as there are so many places around the country that would potentially suit.

I suppose in terms of schools, then some of the best ones in the county are in Sydney.

On a recent list I read for the best schools in Australia, the first seven were all in Sydney.

Loads of electrician jobs in Sydney too - found 904 jobs on the Seek job page

And well over 100 beaches for the outside lifestyle....... I live near the beach and it is a truly wonderful lifestyle.

So my vote would be Sydney or the Central Coast (which is close to Sydney but cheaper)

I didn't overly like Canada so cannot comment there.



PittwaterPrincess Nov 30th 2019 4:04 am

Re: Advice on areas etc
 

Originally Posted by ltxxxxx (Post 12742125)
How easy is it to find work in Australia if you aren’t australian?

Again a ?

I have lived all over the country, in both cities, small towns, the outback and so on.

In my personal experience, it is very easy to get work in the big cities like Sydney, and a little harder in big country towns like Adelaide, and very hard in outback towns.

But I suppose it depends your trade. Doctors and nurses and teachers would be welcome with open arms in outback towns as there is a desperate shortage in many of these areas.

I found admin work hard to get in the bush, as many outback towns have a very parochial attitude, and tend to hire "real" locals who have no experience over "blow-ins" who have lots of experience.

Their exposure to multiculturalism tends to be limited to a Chinese meal at the local RSL club :) so in that respect a big multicultural city like Sydney is really easy to get work in.

You really just need a good attitude. Don't fall into the whingeing pom arena and you will be fine.

I have been in Australia since 1994 and during that time I was unemployed for six months in a country town, but got a job within a week of moving to the city.

Maybe others have had different experiences.


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