Western Australia often requires skilled and experienced workers, including professionals, management personnel, technicians and trade workers, to fill gaps in the local workforce.

Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA) nominates, and processes nominations for, eligible migrants under the Skilled Nominated and Regional (Provisional) Skilled Nominated visa categories. Nominees receive an automatic invitation to apply for the visa from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The online site also includes information on visa entry options, occupations in demand, employment criteria for regional areas and living in Western Australia.

Prospective business migrants can conduct a self-assessment against the visa categories on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection SkillSelect site. The department also offers detailed information about various federal migration programs.

The federal Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority addresses important questions about using migration agents, how to find and choose an agent, and other important issues.

International students in Perth have the option of working while studying. StudyPerth Australia is the best guide to the type of work that is available, volunteering and internship opportunities, careers after graduation and Australia’s taxation system.

 The federal Fair Work Ombudsman provides information and advice on wages, employee entitlements, tax, and superannuation.

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