If you are looking to seek employment opportunities in Western Countries in countries like UK, US, Australia, Canada or New Zealand you would require certain information to get started. This table provides a quick glance on the various aspects.
Employment Opportunities in Canada, USA, Australia and Newzealand
|COUNTRY OF IMMIGRATION||TIME OF PROCESSING||EASE OF ELIGIBILITY||FEES||EMPLOYMENT
|CANADA||The processing time varies depending on the application type and the number of applications that are already being processed and already in the queue. If you are planning to apply for citizenship, the processing time may be 5 months or more. For visiting, studying or working temporarily the online processing time is approximately 26 days and 100 days through paper submission.||Eligibility is determined based on
nationality, age, language ability, family members, education, work experience, income and/or net worth, details on any job offer. Depending on your answers, you will be told the type of program you are eligible for. The decision lies with the immigration officer who will select an action in accordance with Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
|Right of Citizenship-$100
Adult Grant of Citizenship-$ CAN530
|Despite a plenty of work opportunities in Canada, getting a job in Canada is not easy. To get a job one needs to know about the job search skills, Canadian workplace culture, requirements of Canadian employers. To get a job you must have Social Insurance Number (SIN). Everyday 2000 new jobs are posted. Employment Agencies are the best way to secure a job in Canada.|
|US||Processing time for work visa is 3-6 months. However, it will vary from case to case basis.||Green Card eligibility for permanent residence in USA can be achieved through various channels such as in the form of family members, job offer or employment, refugee or asylum status or some special immigrant categories as specified in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) based on priority date, preference category and country to be charged in visa. Generally, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens get more preference.||For non-immigrant visa(tourist, business, student and exchange visa) – 160 USD
Petition-based visa (work and religious visas) -190 USD
|Although there are various employment opportunities, internships and research options in USA, yet the situation is a bit grim at present, owing to uncertainties in getting green card and employment based visas under President Donald Trump’s rule|
|UK||Depending on the type of your Visa the processing time can range between 15-30 days.||The eligibility of visa will vary based on the category of visa, namely, super priority visa, priority visa and settlement priority visa. However, the cost will also vary according to the category.||Visitor visa for one year – 102 GBP
Visitor visa from one year till five years – 302 GBP
Student Visa – 310 GBP
|The UK government provides a National Shortage Occupation List where preference wise skilled occupations ranking are present. Usually IT profession and investment analysis have higher demand here. However, getting a work-visa and working there is not a piece of cake and requires lot of tenacity and patience.|
|AUSTRALIA||Processing differs from 1 month to 1 year depending on your visa category. This is the minimum time, and the period can vary.||The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection will decide upon the eligibility of visa for the various applicants. Generally, good qualification, skills and experience, language proficiency, age below 50 years and sound health and character are judged for arriving at eligibility of an applicant and hence, eligibility will vary according to each factor.||Visitor Visa – 135 AUD, 340 AUD to 365 AUD based on duration of travel
Work Visa – 275 AUD to 1060 AUD (skilled workers)
|Finding a job in Australia, especially as a foreigner is not very simple. There are different employment opportunities present however, namely, private, public, contractual and temporary jobs. One is required to have a tax file number while working in Australia. Working hours are generally 37 hours per week.|
|NEWZEALAND||The visa, generally, student visa, work visa or visitor visa will take around 20-25 days on an average based on online application and paper application respectively. However, resident visa applications have a processing time of 6-10 months on an average.||The eligibility of getting a visa in New Zealand depends upon the visa type, such as worker visa, partner of a worker visa, parent resident visa, visitor visa child or other partner of a worker visitor visa and the like. Choosing the best option according to an individual’s situation can ease up the eligibility process accordingly.||Tourist Visa – 95 to 305 in NZ$
Transit Visa – 55NZ$
Entry Visa – 185 to 455 NZ$
Business Visa – 290 to 465 NZ$
Conference/Journalist/Medical – 185NZ$
Employment Visa – 325 to 590 NZ$
Student – 175 NZ$
The visa fees value in each category varies according to the duration of stay in New Zealand.
|Medicine, engineering and IT have more openings in New Zealand although other general sectors such as accounting, education, construction, science, recreation, agriculture, etc. are also present. Even though New Zealand was amongst the least affected countries during the global financial recession, yet, forecasts are given by specialists that the growth rate is likely to decline within 2018. However, the opportunities are still there and the work environment is comparatively healthier and friendlier.|
Hope, you get an idea about the employment opportunities from the above chart, which is developed after a complete and vast research.
Best of luck for your job!