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  • 30 Aug 2018 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Peter Dutton, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, recently announced an agreement to expand the age range in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Canada and Australia concerning Youth Mobility. Through the amended MoU, Canadian and Australian young adults aged 18 to 35 will now be able to work and travel through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program when the change is implemented.

    Reflective of our strong people-to-people ties, Australia is a major source of foreign participants in IEC and Australia is consistently the top destination for Canadian youth through the program. Increasing the eligible age from 30 to 35 will provide for more opportunities for experienced professionals from both countries to gain valuable skills in a global work environment.

    The IEC program facilitates the process for young people to gain valuable international work experience and travel abroad. There are 34 destinations available to young Canadians looking for international work experience with IEC’s partner countries and territories.

    Categories of participation under the IEC program:

    1. Working Holiday participants receive open work permits that allow them to work anywhere in the host country, to support their travels.
    2. International Co-op participants receive employer-specific work permits that allow students to gain targeted experience in their field of study.
    3. Young Professionals participants receive an employer-specific work permit to gain targeted, professional work experience that is within their field of study or career path.

    To learn more, visit  www.canada.ca/iec.  

  • 01 May 2018 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Each year the Canadian Government offers opportunities to young Canadian university students or recent graduates to fill contract positions in various government agencies. The High Commission of Canada in Australia is seeking a candidate who is interested in obtaining work experience in international affairs, government relations, trade policy/market access, public diplomacy or in other areas where there is a specific requirement.

    The position will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to be involved in an area of government to government affairs and to gain a general understanding of Canada-Australia relations.

    The successful applicant will be mainly involved in the promotion of the Canadian food industry through assisting in the facilitation of Canada’s involvement at the Fine Food Australia trade show, being held in Melbourne, 10th to 13th September 2018. 

    To view the job ad: 


  • 04 Apr 2018 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Working Holiday Emergency Job Pool - Consulate General of Canada in Sydney

    The Consulate General of Canada in Sydney, Australia, is seeking candidates for an emergency/casual staff job pool who are Canadian citizens with Australian Working Holiday visas.


    This pool of qualified candidates may be called in to work with various sections to fill short term temporary assignments as needs arise.

    Please note: There is no guarantee that the Consulate will hire from the pool, however, the intent is to streamline processes should suitable opportunities become available.

    Candidates who have lodged a working holiday visa application for Australia but are still in Canada or overseas are also welcome to apply. Please indicate on your cover letter your expected date of arrival in Australia.

  • 04 Apr 2018 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    So you’ve decided you want to come to Australia for a working holiday? Well mate there’s a few things you should know before you head down under.

  • 04 Apr 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Watch this short video and familiarize yourself with your workplace rights.  

  • 12 Feb 2018 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     While every interview you attend will take its own unique direction, you can often predict the type of questions you’ll be asked. For that reason, it’s a great idea to prepare yourself beforehand by thinking about how to answer some common interview questions. Check out the great article from Hudson about the 5 most common interview questions!


  • 05 Dec 2017 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you want to live and work in Australia? The High Commission of Canada in Canberra is hiring an Academic Relations and Public Affairs Contractor.

    Vous voulez travailler et vivre en Australie? Le Haut-Commissariat du Canada recrute un contractuel Relations académiques et Relations publiques.

    Applications are due January 8th 2018.

     Les candidatures doivent nous parvenir avant le 8 Janvier 2018.



  • 06 Nov 2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Need help with Australian Tax?

    Go to the following link to find out how to complete your tax return as a 417 visa holder in Australia. 
  • 03 Nov 2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When working in Australia it is important to abide by the state regulations designed to keep you safe in the workplace. Check out Safe Work Australia, an Australian Federal Government website with information about Workplace Health and Safety compliance as well as safety regulations specific to different topics (such as chemicals and hazardous materials)

  • 30 Oct 2017 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Farm Safety in Australia

    SafeWork NSW, a section of the NSW Government has created a website detailing true stories from farmers about workplace health and safety on farms in rural NSW. The website, called Alive and Well has some key information about the steps that can be taken to minimise risks whilst working on a Farm. Below is Glenn's story about his experiences with sun exposure.

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