Every year, Australia welcomes hundreds and thousands of skilled workers with highly valuable skillset and qualifications. These skilled workers are probably migrating from Singapore to Australia, or even from any parts of the world. Whichever place they came from, the burden of the entire process doesn’t end there.
Many migrants are excited about the thought of obtaining their visas and leaving their home country and settle to Australia, but tend to face various challenges along the way. One of the most cited challenges is how are they going to survive a new life after the move. When planning to migrate to Australia, it is important to be prepared emotionally, mentally and of course financially. The entire migration process doesn’t end in just obtaining your visa; it requires a great deal of research, organization and preparation – and all of these must be well-communicated amongst your family members.
Below is the list of the common challenges most of the migrants are dealing with:
The Capability to Fund a House
Most people think that it would be fine looking for fantastic apartment in the big city, close to all establishments and major tourist sites, but this set-up isn’t realistic. Unless you have relatives who are already living in Australia for a long period of time, that may somehow suffice the situation, but sooner or later you would also need to fund your own house. Staying in major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne is really a good idea, but not practical if you’re main concern is your financial stability. To find housing on your own, you can ask around, from your relatives, friends or even other expats, or you may also use different online housing providers to have an idea. Buying your own property upfront is really challenging, but renting out a place to stay for months or years is not economical and might even hurt your pocket.
This actually depends on the country you choose. But, even if you are migrating to English-speaking country such as Australia, language can also be one of your problems on your everyday interactions with the locals. That is why the Department of Home Affairs included the English proficiency when applying a visa to Australia. The Immigration has set this as one of the requirements with the purpose of migrants obtaining high English proficiency can definitely open many doors to study, work and live in Australia. Imagine getting an ample of confidence on your work, if you have one, or applying for an employment because you got a high level of English proficiency. Wouldn’t it be so helpful for your future?
Finding a Job
Let’s face it, it would never be easy searching for a job. It requires a multitude of patience and perseverance before you can land on a job. For instance, the moment you have heard already about the good news that your visa was approved, you may take time already to start searching for vacancies suited for your qualifications. For Australia, you might want to consider visiting SEEK, as it is one of the largest job website in the country. Just some pieces of advice; (1) you shouldn’t expect everything to work like home – you need to be flexible enough to do multiple responsibilities, and (2) you shouldn’t expect to get a salary higher than what you had before in your previous country. You need to understand that you may lack Australian knowledge about a particular subject matter that you need to step back a little bit.
In NTRUST, we don’t push our clients to jump onto the visa application process immediately after assessing them being eligible to migrate to Australia. Instead, we suggest them to take some time to contemplate about the entire process and discuss important matters amongst the family members. It’s our business to care about our customers as well so we just give pieces of advice on which we believe will best benefit our customers.
For consultation appointments, please call (65) 6299 0245 to book your slot. Alternatively, fill out our free online assessment form at http://www.ntrust.com.sg/free-assessment and we will revert back to you an initial assessment of your eligibility.