Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Guest Aloochi

HELP: Relevant Jobs in Canberra for Skilled Migration (REF: Migration & Information Services)

Recommended Posts

Guest Aloochi

Hi All.

 

Till recently my husband and I had an extremely comfortable and well settled life in Pakistan and had no intention of moving anywhere. I work for a multinational Beverage company as an Advertising Manager and my husband owns a farm. Last year we had our baby and it made us rethink our life here. Our friends' children were being sent back home from school owing to 'security threats' and we decided that we didn't want to bring our baby up in such an environment. After a lot of due diligence and reading we thought of the Australian Skilled Immigration program.

 

I have recently started my application process and my credentials are currently with VETASSESS for verification. Given my skill set, I had to apply for the Regional Sponsored Skilled Immigration (190) and the only state requiring my profession (advertising specialist) was Canberra.

 

Honestly, having read up on Canberra, it's very exciting as given the basic premise of our move is to give our baby a secure environment to grow up in and a good education, Canberra seems just the right place. We look forward to building a good life for our small family there.

 

The only problem is that Advertising Specialist nominations for immigration are limited in Canberra and I have to lodge an application with MIS before requesting a regional sponsorship. In my application, among other things, I have to send proof that there are opportunities available for Advertising Specialists. Now unlike New York, where I have lived before, I cannot come across any good Marketing/ Advertising recruitment portals. All opportunities seem to be in states other than Canberra.

 

If anyone can guide me, I will be very thankful. Just need to know if there are any portals or newspaper classified links which may point me towards Communications, Advertising or Marketing jobs failing which I fear my application will not be strong enough.

 

I've tried the popular ones, Seek, Michael Page, Hays and a few others but it seems as if Canberra (or ACT) has no such opportunities.

 

Looking forward for some positive support

Thank you

Allie frown.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I m worried too as i m in same situation. I cant seem to find any jobs openings related to my profession.... anyone can help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/act/159863-anybody-received-state-sponsorship-since-1-july.html

You can have a look at this thread as one guy applied as an Advertising specialist. As per my knowledge You need to show a strong evidence ( from job ad from seek etc ) that your profession has high demand in the ACT as at least 5/6 jobs are available or were available in the near past. If you can show enough evidence & by providing you CV and reference letters, there is a good chance of getting Nomination from the ACT Govt. otherwise not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I'm applying as a Marketing Specialist and had the same concerns although after going onto Seek there does seem to be the min amount of vacancies required for your application at the very least (proof of 6 vacancies is needed I think), the challenge will be the amount of competition for each role once you're there. Unfortunately since Canberra is a public sector city not many private companies have HQ's or regional offices there so unless we're looking at Gov Marketing roles, pickings will be pretty slim.

 

I'm not entirely sure but someone mentioned to me that the 2 year period to stay in ACT is a Moral rather Legal requirement so if you can prove that the marketing roles available don't meet you salary and career requirements then you can look outside your state (Please don't quote me on this, I'm waiting on my agent to return in the NY to confirm)

Good luck with your process:)


01.12.12 - IELTS (L8/R9/W8.5/S9) / 08.04.13 – VETASSESS (Program Administrator) / 11.04.13 - EOI / 03.05.13 - WA SS / 08.05.13 - 190 Visa app / 30.05.13 - Medicals / 07.06.13 - RSA PCC / 11.06.13 - CO Assigned (Brisbane T34 - BK) / 13.06.13 - UK PPC / 02.07.13 - VISA GRANTED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey!

 

Ok so the EOI requires you to do your homework in terms of job prospects. However, i believe you don't need to narrow it down to exact designation such as Advertising Specialist. if you broaden you search and search "media sales" in "advertising manager" "sales specialist" "print & electronic" "advertising _________", you will come across a lot more job from which you can filter and justify yourself as a possible skill worker, as the case will be once you get there and will have to consider a wide range and some say even a lower position.

 

Also, if it helps i suggest you hire a lawyer who prepares the EOI (which includes showing proof that you have done your homework on a specific state in terms of work prospects, living and accommodation, life in general and how i why it suits you). Ive hire one just be thorough and increase my chances of a quick SS.

 

My case is very similar ....a very good and comfortable life here but security concerns are making me rethink it all........ waiting for VETASSESS to come through soon ....and ILETS is all 8.5 and 9 (Alhamdulliah)

 

Goodluck!!


Vetassess Applied:9-10-12,Approved:1-3-13|S.S.ACT Applied:22-3-13,Approved:8-5-13|EOI Applied:10-5-13,Invited:14-5-13|Visa App:20-5-13,Docs.Upload:31-5-13,CO assigned:4-6-13,PCC-MEDS:12-6-13||VISA GRANTED:23-08-13||

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Visa 190 thx fr ur input n kind concern

But i would like to ask r u sure this will work?

I mean if i have studied graphic design.. can i provide marketing and advertising jobs? I had modules like advertising n marketing too :)

I already have an agent for my proces but not sure if he will gather the job evidence on my behalf ..

 

Apart from tht do u hv any idea regarding work exp requirment? I hv 16 months exp n by the time i gt skill aseess n i file my SS il b hving 18 months of exp ..

Is tht enuf to secure ACT SS?

 

As for job evidence. How recent should the research be ? Bcz if i gather some links fr later use jobs might get closed?

 

Do we hv to provide links or snapshots of positions available?

 

Sorry about too many questions but m nervous n wana stay a step ahead

Thx for ur help guys

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey!

 

job links have to be recent... i dont exactly know how they will be presented but i think it should be mentioned in the EOI format/guidelines. Your VETASSESS does most of the work, since it certifies your skill and your experience, rest you will have to reconfirm with an agent or a lawyer.

 

goodluck!!


Vetassess Applied:9-10-12,Approved:1-3-13|S.S.ACT Applied:22-3-13,Approved:8-5-13|EOI Applied:10-5-13,Invited:14-5-13|Visa App:20-5-13,Docs.Upload:31-5-13,CO assigned:4-6-13,PCC-MEDS:12-6-13||VISA GRANTED:23-08-13||

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I checkd few websites for job n i did find a few openings in my profession but some job ads r pretty old. Can we provide tht ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Checkd with ACT the proof should be in nominated occupation only not relevant ....

Now thts sumthin to worry about :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just be aware that you won't be looked at for any federal government jobs as you have to be a citizen. You can get positions in the ACT Government as a PR, but not federal positions.

 

That's another spanner in the works for you, sorry

 

 

Sent from my iPhone Living the dream

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

 

I have a few questions for some of you because I am planning to apply for Advertising Specialist for ACT (190). I am considering the chance of being granted this visa. I would be very much appreciated to hear some of your thoughts/experience.

 

1. Did you receive the ACT sponsorship for Advertising Specialist at the end?

2. When you apply for skill assessment, did you use agent? If yes, do you have anyone to recommend? If not, do you mind sharing your experience?

3. Do you mind if I ask about your background for those who are successful in Advertising Specialist skill assessment ? I was a strategic planner at an advertising agency before but not sure if my experience can fit into advertising specialist nomination.

4. How did you find the job ad on advertising? I face the same problem in finding them as well.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Pear

Edited by Pear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread is 2 years old and the OP hasnt posted since 2012. I would recomend you start your own thread

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×