migrating to australia
An aspect of the acute skilled shortages being experienced by Australian industry, commerce, agribiz and institutions is highlighted by Care School Based Traineeships that are currently on offer to year 10 students commencing the Higher School Certificate in 2010.
Australia has a big name around the world for its resources industry, which continues to boom despite the challenges thrown up to most developed economies by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). In Australia, existing and new minerals, oil and gas projects create thousands of new jobs on a regular basis. However, owing to the country’s persisting skills shortage, it’s fairly certain a big share of those will be taken up by skilled immigrants. At first glance, it would seem obvious that these jobs will be for engineers and skilled trades people. While these pros will definitely have plenty of opportunity, it’s also clear that jobs for IT professionals will open up, not just in the resource industry area itself, but also in support and service industries.
Australia is well-known around the world for its resources industry, which continues to boom, despite serious impediments thrown up to other developed economies by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Existing and new minerals, oil and gas projects continue to create thousands of new jobs, a major proportion of which may need to be filled by skilled immigrants. A first assumption will be that these jobs will be for engineers and skilled trades people. However, Australia is also crying out for professionals in IT and FttH. Such jobs would be of interest to professionals in countries like Ireland, the UK and even Canada and the USA, where unemployment, especially in some regions, is reaching high levels.
PetroChina, Asia’s largest oil company, has signed a $AU50bn ($US41bn) deal to develop a gas field off Australia’s north-western coast, indicating a major step in raising basic material demand by China.
China is clearly an expanding powerhouse in the global arena, with an economy that is still growing in sharp contrast to most developed nations. As a result, the Global financial Crisis (GFC) has forced it to seriously look at its vast population and think more in terms of growing a domestic market. They have also launched upon vast infrastructure projects, like the impressive new Very Fast Train (VFT) network.
Apartments in Ireland’s tallest building, the 150-million euro, 17-story tower Elysian, cost 1.8 million euros ($US2.56 million). For that, you could get a three-bedroom duplex penthouse with a black-lacquer kitchen, Porsche taps and a panoramic view of Cork. Very nice. But because of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) 80% of the Elysian’s 211 apartments were unsold in late April. About half the office and store units in the project also stand empty.
It’s no secret that many developed countries still are experiencing financial difficulty. Some countries are actually in dire straits and are unlikely to find friendlier straits anytime soon. In Australia, it’s not quite like that. Even overseas commentators laud this distant land’s situation and predict it will emerge from this global crisis stronger than ever.
Yes, certainly, owing to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), skilled migration numbers will be slashed in Australia’s budget year of 2009/2010. The government says this measure has been taken make sure that Australian workers get preference for jobs in a period that threatens higher unemployment. Paradoxically, recent figures indicate that Aussie unemployment has actually diminished. Still, most gurus are still predicting up to 8% unemployment during the next twelve months.
Declining Australian trends in car travel and surging public transport usage mark a turning point in history and a challenge for policy-makers and politicians.
In tune with its high performing resource sector, Australia’s long-running skills shortage continues on its seemingly unending marathon. Nevertheless, in response to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the Australian government blinked and reduced skilled immigration for the current budget year. However, it is highly likely that this reduction won’t last long. It seems certain that Australia will survive the GFC in very good shape, necessitating that the full skilled migrant program will be restored, if not ramped up in the near future. Even now, well over 100,000 skilled migrants will be accepted into Australia (population 21 million+, around 25% of whom were born overseas) during it’s current budget period. It is predicted that the shortfall caused by the government’s cut, if left uncorrected, will be magnified as recovery rolls out.