The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently announced that migrants who held permanent visas were twice as likely to find work than those who have arrived in the country as refugees.
The figures released by the ABS have created a movement by some organisations to assist those who arrive in Australia as refugees to better integrate into the community and have a stronger chance of employment.
Those who are living and working in Australia through one of the several permanent visa options are required to provide higher standards of:
These requirements vary depending the visa which is the applicant is applying for. However, across the board, the successful applicants are more likely to find work in their their relevant trained field than refugees.
The Australian National University in Canberra is instigating a new program to hopefully raise the likelihood of refugees finding work in Australia as well as giving them the tools to integrate into society. This program will focus on things such as:
While the application process is different for different visas (such as permanent visas), it is still advisable to speak to a registered migration agent to ensure that not only are you applying for the correct visa but you have all of the required supportive documentation.