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Are you planning to move from Canada to Australia?
Here are a few tips and things to know

Snow covered roads, houses, trees, buildings and surroundings sometimes trigger a wave of boredom in life. People often search for alternative solutions and decide on moving to warmer places. Relaxed, affordable lifestyle coupled with sunny beaches and work opportunities and working holidays compel Canadians to migrate to Australia. Wait, before jumping to conclusions it would be great to consider a few things before making a move from Canada to Australia.

A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING THIS BIG MOVE TO AUSTRALIA:

Australia has 6 states and 2 territories. Each state and territory has a designated capital. Australia has a beautiful landscape where you can ski and surf on the same day.

Choosing the right city to live:

Sydney (New South Wales), Melbourne (Victoria), Canberra (Australian Capital Territory), Perth (Western Australia), Brisbane (Queensland) and Adelaide (South Australia) are most popular cities in Australia. Sydney and Melbourne are expensive as theyare prominent job markets. Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane are also emerging with prominent job opportunities too. Choosing the right city requires you to consider various factors from job market to cost of living and from weather to good school districts.

Sydney accounts for 1/3rd of the employment in Australia’s finance industry as 65% of the finance industry is in Sydney. Melbourne is listed as the second most liveable city in the world as per the Economist’s 2018 Global Liveability Index. Canberra has its own charm with hot air balloon rides and exceptional wineries. Adelaide is a festival central with colorful food and bar culture. Perth is known for active outdoor lifestyle well suited for Canadians. Brisbane is known for its beaches and warm climate and is called “The Sunshine State”. So choose the city where you wish to live in Australia based on your preferences.

Different Australian visas for people moving to Australia:

The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs handles the processing of the visa applications. There are scores of visa options for Canadians who are willing to immigrate to Australia. The various factors considered for immigration are qualification, work experience and skills of the skilled professionals. Businessmen wanting to work in Australia also have visas for them.

Working Visas:

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa allows the skilled workers so nominated by their Australian employer to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. If you are nominated, then it is quintessential that your occupation must be listed in the eligible skilled occupation list. It is also crucial for you and your family to fulfill all the health and character requirements.

The Skilled Independent visa lets those workersunder 45 years of age with exceptional skills needed in Australia to live and work permanently in Australia.

Partner and Family visas:

The Partner visa lets the de facto partners or spouses of the citizens to get a temporary or a permanent visa that allows them to live in Australia. The Dependent Child visa lets the dependent child of the visa holding parent to live in Australia. The parent’s nominator or sponsor must sponsor the dependent child. The Parent visa is for the parents of the citizens or permanent residents who have migrated to Australia. It is a permanent visa.

Holiday and Work visas:

If you are between the age of 18 and 30 years, the First Work and Holiday Visa allows you to stay for 12 months in Australia and work during your extended holiday in Australia. For some countries the maximum age is 35, for example Canada.

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Finding Job:

Once your Visa is granted it is essential to look for a job.

Permanent work:

Your experience and qualification play a key role in your job search. It is important that your field of work is in high demand to get job easily. If it is not so, then consider working for a while in a different industry and simultaneously look for a job in your field of expertise.

Job Websites:

There are scores of job websites to look out for good jobs. Some of them are Seek, Career One, Job Search and Jora Australia.

Recruitment Consultants:

You can seek help from the Recruitment consultants and place your CV with them. Focus on agencies advertising jobs in your field of expertise.

Bagpacker jobs:

Being a Canadian, if you wish to enjoy a gap year, Australia is the best country for youngsters like you. Most travelers prefer working holiday to afford travelling around Australia for 12 months or more.

Australian Tax Paying:

A work visa and a Tax File Number (TFN) is needed for foreign residents to work in Australia. The financial year runs from 1st July to 30th June of the succeeding year. Your income decides the amount of tax that you need to pay. The Federal Government requires you to pay tax if your income exceeds $18,200 in a financial year. The tax rates for Australian residents and Non-residents differ.

Tax is levied for temporary residents only on the income earned from Australian source income.

Superannuation for Foreign Residents:

Superannuation is an amount paid by the employer into a fund accessible only after retirement. All the workers in Australia, residents and non-residents are entitled to superannuation with an intent to save for retirement. Employees over the age of 18 and earning more than $450 receive a minimum of 9.5% of pre-tax earnings transferred towards their superannuation fund.

Medicare and Health Insurance in Australia:

Leaving your home country and moving to another will also attract medical expenses. Australian Health care and public health care system are excellent. Medical costs are subsidized for Australian residents and the residents of the countries with whom Australia has a Reciprocal agreement.

Australia has a government funded health care system (MEDICARE) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). While Medicare provides for free hospital care, rebated doctor visits and subsidy on the essential medicines. Citizens and Australian residents can benefit from Medicare. PBS has a wide range of medicines that the Australian government subsidizes.

Cost of Living in Australia:

Cost of living is an important factor to consider while moving to another country. The cost of living in Australia is higher in comparison to most of the countries in the world. On the contrary, Canadians may find it cheaper to live in Australia. The cost of living in Australia (without considering the rent factor) is 10. 44% lower than Canada whereas average rent in Canada is 18.75% lower than Australia.

Kids Education in Australia:

Australian education system is top notch and there are scores of state funded primary and high schools in Australia. Fees are minimal for locals in public schools whereas newly arrived migrant children are subject to fees by the state government. Private schools are also available everywhere.

Moving with Belongings and Petsto Australia:

Canada is quite far from Australia and therefore transferring your belongings can be a tedious job. You cannot ship an entire household as it is an expensive affair. Compare quotes from various vendors and then choose the best shipping option. Pets are subject to quarantine laws and therefore have to be quarantined for 190 days. Australia also has high costing insurance for the pets. Australian laws are stringent when it comes to prohibiting the entry of firearm and dangerous weapons.

Bushfires are common:

On an average, there are 50,000 bushfires every year. This is due to the dry vegetation and high temperatures which is quite common in Australia. Sometimes lightning storms are also responsible for these bushfires and they wreak havoc destroying wildlife, building and at times people too.

CONCLUSION:

Australians love cars. People love long drives. Public transport is also excellent with buses, light rails, trains and ferries. What more can you ask for? A whole new world awaits you with sprawling suburbs, picturesque landscape and fantastic opportunities with an experience of a lifetime like a new breathe of fragrant fresh air. Melbourne is cold but nothing in comparison to the Canadian winter. So my dear friends, kindly run through the above mentioned factors before deciding on moving to Australia from Canada.

Do you want to Study or Immigrate to Australia or Canada? Contact our Registered Migration Agent of Australia or Immigration Consultant in Brampton today at +1 289 298 1000 or Book Free Consultation.

Client Testimonials

Here are some words of praise from our clients who are happy and satisfied with our services. Read the few of them below:

Jagdeep Kaur
Jagdeep Kaur
2022-05-05
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A big thanks to CanOz team for their excellent service. Especially thanks to Mr . Bakhash Singh who is so helpful. He always answered my all queries and concerns without getting annoyed. They explained the whole process to me till the date I got my visa and made it a stress free process all throughout. I was blessed to choose them, I highly recommend to everyone to use their services. Keep up the good work CanOz and keep helping others to make their dreams be fulfilled in Australia and Canada. Thank you so much for everything.
lovepreet kaur
lovepreet kaur
2022-04-16
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Canoz Visa Services is highly recommended immigration service in whole GTA area. They helped me with spousal sponsorship and for my Parents visitor visa. Harsimrat Kaur guided me with both files. She is really kind and helped me with whole process really smoothly. GREAT WORK!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Varun Gautam
Varun Gautam
2022-04-12
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Nicest people that I have encountered, Baksh sir and Harsimrat mam seem to have all the solutions and insight. Got my visa recently, thanks to them. 🙂
Anmol Manocha
Anmol Manocha
2022-04-07
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It was really a great experience consulting and considering the consultations given by Harsimrat Madam .She guided me throughout the whole process and her response was really up to the mark.For the great consultations and advice you can totally rely on her. It was a great journey with Canoz Visa Services 🇨🇦🥳
Rajeshkanna B
Rajeshkanna B
2022-04-07
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CanOz is a GoTo place for Immigration help! They have been a great partner throughout my PR journey. With all the complications in the process I have been into, they made me feel the comfort and stay informed always. Friendly and Great communication and approachable always. Highly recommend to anyone seeking immigration consulting and help. Harsimrat & Bakhash, you rock and Thank you
Ashish Emmanuel Parshad
Ashish Emmanuel Parshad
2022-04-05
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I’ve been in Canada for the last 12 years, my file was quite complicated throughout the years. I met my wife in 2017 and we did get married in 2019. We tried a lot of consultants and lawyers to file for my sponsorship application for PR but most of them either tried to scare us or misguided us We then decided to take matter in our own hands and tried doing our own paperwork but given my immigration history and our racial differences with our families(I am Indian and my wife is Filipina) it was quite difficult for us to do so and no lawyer or consultant was showing us the right path for filing the application. Then in 2021 we met Canoz Visa services in Brampton, we spoke to Harsimrat regarding our situation and she explained everything to us very well, we gave her our paperwork what we did, she took that and made changes to her knowledge while every other consultant or lawyer was not even willing to see what we did and within 10 months, I received my PR status. These guys are the best of the best and above all very accommodating and understanding. She has gained my and my family’s business for a very long time. Thank you for all your help. Ashish & Kyla
Dhruvit Patel
Dhruvit Patel
2022-03-16
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Very good and honest service was provided by the Canoz team. Easy accessible when you have questions and they provide feed back same day or same time Extremely satisfied and special thanks to Ritu
Kamaljit Kaur
Kamaljit Kaur
2022-03-10
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Harsimrat helped my husband to get the travel document for 3 years after his PR expired and wanted to come and meet us . Everyone here in Canada suggested that my husband needs visitor visa and he needs to surrender his PR but when we met Harsimrat she told us to apply for the travel document rather than surrendering PR . She is so good in her job. If anyone asks me who is the right person to connect to regarding the visas I recommend her name. They are the best and very helpful
harsha Sabnani
harsha Sabnani
2022-02-25
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Our case was very well handled by Harsimrat. She was very patient and prompt in answering ang queries that we had. We got our PR within the stipulated time and she kept on updating us time to time.
Sadaf Memon
Sadaf Memon
2022-02-11
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THE BEST immigration consultants! Highly recommended for both Canadian and Australian immigration services! Mr. Bakhash and Ms. Harsimrat are true professional experts with in-depth knowledge of the respective regional regulations, very modest and upfront honest. Their positive outlook to the toughest of the situations just rubs off on you. They dealt with my every question, query promptly and in detail leaving no room for any confusion. I am very fortunate to have engaged their services and receive my Canada PR in a year of application. Huge thanks to the entire CanOz team! Kudos!

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