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Member # 2146
|Posted February 25, 2002 06:57 PM |
I'd like to find out if it's necessary to have an employer be a sponsor for a work permit, or if it's possible to obtain a work permit on my own and then go look for a job. I'm a US citizen with a Master's degree, and according to the self-assessment points form I have enough points for the "highly skilled individual" migration. But for now, I don't want permanent residence simply a work visa.
Can someone help me?
Member # 161
|Posted February 26, 2002 05:41 AM |
i believe you will get a wp if your pr is approved inprincipal
Member # 5
|Posted February 27, 2002 04:24 PM |
If you qualify for migration to Australia under the Skilled categories, this does not mean that you would have to settle there permanently.
However, Australia is looking for GENUINE MIGRANTS who do in fact wish to settle there permanently, and the entire points system is rumoured to change in the near future due to the fact that many individuals who have been granted PR visas have not in fact settled in Australia.
This is the "easiest" way to work in Australia (although it is time-consuming and can be tedious) but the quickest way would be to get a job offer and employer sponsorship for a four-year work permit. If you are a highly skilled worker, then this should not be too difficult for you.
Elfa Kere, Consultant
Member # 161
|Posted February 28, 2002 02:23 AM |
elfa it is shocking to hear the whole immi system is going to be changed but i believe few countries have this pr settling problem!
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