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Three reasons why skilled people from around the world move to Australia

by 1st Contact | Feb 17, 2016
  • Skilled workers from around the globe have been steadily moving to Australia over the last few decades. 1st Contact Australia can help you apply for and receive the appropriate visa. Read on to find out exactly why so many young professionals are heading to Australia.
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    Quality of life

    For the second year in a row, Australia has topped the OECD’s Better Life Index. It’s not difficult to see why: Australians enjoy healthy, politically engaged and stable lives. Their personal security, job satisfaction and earnings, education and subjective well-being all rank considerably higher than the OECD averages.

    Wages in Australia average around USD 32,000 a year. That’s a whopping 21% more than the OECD average wage. While money is not the sole determining factor in happiness, it does afford individuals the opportunity to meet and fulfil their basic needs, as well as those of their families. This, in turn, provides them with the opportunity to live the lives they want to. Also worth noting, life expectancy in Australia is 82 years – two years higher than the OECD average.

    Facts and figures are all well and good, but some of what makes Australia great cannot be quantified. Beautiful landscapes, a pervasive love for the outdoors and a diverse culinary and viticulture industry are just some of the things that make Australia an ideal place to settle in.

    A stable economy

    Australia has enjoyed an unprecedented period of economic growth over the last 50 years. This has enabled the economy, traditionally based on mining commodities and agriculture, to become more diversified. It is now one of the largest mixed market economies in the world.

    The economic diversification has enabled the Aussie Dollar to weather the recent collapse in commodity prices much better than other commodity-linked currencies. It also means there is a wide variety of work for anyone with the required training.

    Shortage of skilled workers in Australia

    The diversified and growing economy means that there is currently a skills shortage in Australia. There are loads of opportunities for highly-skilled immigrants to receive visa sponsorships from Australian companies. The government actively encourages this and has created some highly specific visas for highly skilled immigrants.

    In a lot of developed and developing countries, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure quality employment. This is why so many move to Australia and make life for themselves and their families.

    Visit our website to find out more about how you can move to Australia. If you have a specific visa-related question send an email to Migration@1stcontact.com or gives us a call on 1800 039 300.

    We are a professional services company that specialises in cross-border financial and immigration advice and solutions.

    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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