It isn’t so difficult to migrate to Australia from Nigeria and get a job as a graduate. I have already explained some of the things you need to do in my previous post. In case you missed it, quickly take a look the Tips to Help You Get a Job Abroad from Nigeria
It is very easy to migrate to Australia from Nigerian and still get a job. I believe that the aim of every Nigerian graduate is to achieve a good job and have a great career. This is the reason Australia has become a good destination for students and Job Seekers. Forget the slogan “No place is green”, it is almost all green in Australia.
Australia is a country that has great opportunities but with little working professionals. That’s the reason the government is looking for good working and professional people, to contribute to the growth of their country.
For those still in doubts as to why Australia, I will explain below why Australia scores above other countries.
Why should you Migrate to Australia from Nigeria and Get a Job?
Great Job Opportunities
Overall in Australia, the number of job opportunities supersedes the number of working professionals in that country. That is the reason the Government of Australia has opened up a portal known as the skill shortage portal. To migrate to Australia from Nigeria and get a job, all you need to do is to score yourself on the portal. Once you reach the required score points, then feel free to start your application.
To be honest, the more certificates and skills you possess, the higher your chances of reaching the required score point. There are lots of opportunities in various sectors in Australia.
For the skills in demand, there are lots of them. I suggest you go through the portal and see if any of the listed skills is something you have. The instructions are written there, and also the mode of application.
High Standard of Living
Australia as compared to Nigeria has a very high standard of living. The country possesses great amenities with the latest technologies. You may choose to live a high and stylish life, depending on how your pocket carries you. Those that decided to migrate to Australia from Nigeria to get a job did that because they saw how beautiful the country was. Then they decided to migrate.
Rich Work Experience
Australia is a well-known country, and working there adds a lot of authority to your resume and experience. Having a job experience from Australia means you can work virtually anywhere in the world. Majority of American citizens leave their country and migrate to Australia just to work. This will show you the value that Australia has in the world.
Even if all you did there as a Nigerian was a part-time work, it will still give you the edge over others who didn’t work in Australia. If you are still having doubts as to whether deciding to migrate to Australia from Nigeria to get a job is a good choice, then look at the next point.
High Salaried Jobs
Australia is a country that boasts of having one of the highest paid jobs in the world. The average salary is arguably more than what is obtainable in the UK and U.S. So if you are looking for a reason to leave Nigeria and get a job in Australia, I think this should entice you.
Looking at the above points, I can deduce that Australia is a country worth relocating to if you can get a job there.
There are different ways to get a job in Australia from Nigeria as a graduate, before getting your visa.
Use of Job Sites
A good job site I recommend is the Australian Job Site. When applying for jobs through this medium, it is important to focus on the regional parts of the country as there are more skills shortages in those places.
Employer-sponsored migration is one of the easiest ways to get in and start working in Australia from Nigeria.
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
This visa gives you the right to live and work in Australia. It is a permanent residency working type. No nomination by an Australian employer, state/territory or relative is needed in this type of job visa. However, they are certain criteria the graduate must fulfil before being able to apply and they include;
- For countries which are not English speaking (Nigeria isn’t regarded as an English speaking country), the graduates are required to produce a certificate of English competence. E.g. TOFEL, IELTS, etc.
- A valid medical certificate to prove a sound health
- The minimum age of the applicant must be 18 and the maximum must be 49.
An Expression of Interest is submitted, and you must qualify the skill selected in your EOI with at least 60 points. Once this is done and the other submissions, then you expect a letter from the department of immigration to further your visa application. For citizens of Nigeria with family, they can also be included in your application.
Use the Study Abroad Route
This is your best option to migrate to Australia from Nigeria – the study in Australia route. Unless you have a family member residing in Australia – which I sincerely doubt, you can also explore this channel.
How can you utilize this study in Australia route?
First of all, you have to find a school in Australia with reasonable school fees that are also affordable.
You are required to apply here from Nigeria or maybe through an accredited school agent. Once you’ve applied, you start waiting for the confirmation of your applications. Most times you have to pay a certain amount for that (it depends on the school).
If your application is successful, you’d have to pay a small amount of money for acceptance before you start your visa processing.
Most Australian school visas are processed using a third party agency called VFS and they are located in South-Africa. You would need to send them your documents alongside the visa processing fee and everything required. You can see more information about how to apply for an Australian Student visa.
If you packaged your application well, you are given an automatic visa via the help of a visa travelling agent.
After which you start making plans for your travel down to the school.
The aim of this process is to enter the country and start working hard, paying for your tuition while working more than you study. The school result isn’t the issue; all you want is to make enough money to continue paying your school fees.
Australia offers a 2-years post study visa for students who graduated in Australia to stay back and look for jobs. Once you are able to get a job, you are given a WP (Work Permit) immediately to continue staying in the country. Isn’t this a good way to use a stone and kill two birds? That is why most people use this method to migrate to Australia from Nigeria.
Australian visa requirements for Nigerian Citizens
The visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are very simple regardless of the type of visa you are applying for. The following documents are required if you intend to apply for an Australian visa from Nigeria.
- Passport photograph of yourself
- A valid Nigerian Passport for the next 6 months
- Proof of marital status
- A Bank statement
- An invitation letter from your host in Australia or a hotel reservation
- A medical report from an accredited hospital
- A letter from your employer (it signifies that you are employed with a good job.) The embassy would want to rest assured that you wouldn’t abscond when you get to Australia (who cares).
- Every other necessary thing that is stated on their website.
Now you have seen exactly the options to get a job in Australia from Nigeria, you can explore it and see what comes out of it. Remember that there is no need paying hefty sums of money to so-called Agents to help you in all these. Good luck to you in your applications!
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