A rise in overseas employment opportunities has led to more young candidates opting for working holidays abroad. Destinations including Australia and Canada are increasingly turning to British backpackers, career breakers and gap year students to fill vacancies in the hospitality and leisure industries. Teaching, customer service and intern roles are particularly common, as are bar and restaurant workers, summer camp counselors and ski resort staff.
Generally, students from countries within the European Union (EU) and North America (Canada & USA) encounter a few problems when seeking work visas for these working holiday opportunities. However, with strict immigration laws in the majority of non-EU countries, work permits can be a challenge to obtain for non-students. To overcome these issues, there are organizations that assist in the process of acquiring a work visa for those who wish to work and travel abroad.
Canada working holiday has also become an increasingly popular option among young adults, students and career breakers from all over the world who are seeking a change in a career path or an opportunity to inhabit a new culture.
By taking part in a work abroad program, young people can gain work experience, earn money and enjoy living in a new environment. Vacancies are available on various job websites or Google “work abroad” to find working holiday opportunities.
Job opportunities in working abroad are incredibly diverse and young candidates should be able to find a variety of job vacancies to suit their skills as there are summer camp jobs, volunteer jobs and leisure tourism jobs.
Non-Australian residents who wish to work in Australia can either look for an Australian company that is willing to sponsor them or if applicable, apply for a working holiday visa.
Meanwhile, a working holiday visa is also available for people coming from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Canada, Malta and the Republic of Korea. Like the temporary residence visa, this working visa of Australia gives people from the said countries the opportunity to work and to earn supplementary income. The difference is that this visa is actually based on tourist purposes. The main goal is to allow owners to visit and tour Australia for about a year but at the same time, give them a chance to earn money that may be helpful in paying for the expenses they incur during their stay.
Apart from a temporary residence and working holiday visas, the government of Australia has also launched a skilled immigration program to remedy the problem of skill shortages in their workforce. To attract more applicants, the government even boasts of its statistics that confirm almost nine out of ten skilled independent visa holders gain employment within the first 6 months. Applicants’ assessment happens throughthe way of a point system. Australian embassies or the contacting legitimate travel agenciesdo the assessments. There are also sites that offer free pre-assessment online. The applicant will be asked to answer a survey form, which contains questions related to civil status, work experience, skills and language skills. Results of the pre-assessment go to the address the applicant provided.