• 12 Aug 2013 12:49 PM | Anonymous member
    On 1 June this year, the Australian Government introduced new penalties for hiring, contracting or referring workers that are not allowed to work in Australia. That is, non-citizens who do not have a valid visa that allows them to work or who have limitations associated with their visa.

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenships’ focus is on effectively responding to the few businesses that wilfully take part in illegal work practices, not to penalise businesses which act in good faith. Now is the time for businesses to put good employment practices in place, if they have not done so already.

    To assist with this, the government provides a free 24 hour service – Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). VEVO can confirm if a non-citizen is allowed to work or if there are any work limitations associated with their visa. VEVO also lets visa holders send their visa details directly to an employer using VEVO Email.

    More information about the reforms is available from the DIAC website:

  • 01 Aug 2013 3:20 PM | Anonymous member
    There is a term position available at the Consulate General of Canada for a Property and Material Assistant, effective August 2013 to March 2014. Please see the link below for more information.

    Property and Material Assistant 2013.pdf

    Consulate General of Canada/Consulat général du Canada
    Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

  • 15 Jul 2013 4:46 PM | Anonymous member
    As many of you are aware, Australia has been jointly leading negotiations in Geneva on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The Department's (DFAT's) objective is to negotiate a high-quality and comprehensive agreement, which is compatible with the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services; it will attract broad participation; and will support and provide feedback into multilateral trade negotiations.

    The negotiations currently include 22 World Trade Organization (WTO) Members - Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union (representing its 27 Member States), Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States - which collectively account for 70 per cent of the global economy and around two-thirds of global trade in services. Further information about TISA is available on the DFAT website.

    As part of the Australian Government's ongoing public consultation process, DFAT will be holding public consultations in Sydney. Details below:

    Date: Tuesday 16 July
    Time: 10.00am-12.00pm
    Venue: Conference Room, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) NSW State Office
    Address: Level 10, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street (between Martin Place and Hunter Street), Sydney

    Public consultations will also be held in Melbourne on Friday 19 July from 10.30am-12.00pm at the DFAT Victoria Office - details here.

    For the Sydney consultations, please RSVP by email to nswevents@dfat.gov.au including your name, position, organisation and preferred contact details.

    Current submissions have been made publicly available on the DFAT website (unless otherwise requested). DFAT continue to welcome submissions on the costs and benefits of the TISA to inform Australia's priorities and objectives in the negotiations. Submissions may be lodged electronically to Services.Negotiations@dfat.gov.au. For more information, including details on other ways to make a submission, please visit the DFAT website.

    Services Trade and Negotiations Section
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    R.G. Casey Building
    John McEwen Crescent
    BARTON ACT 0221
    Email: services.negotiations@dfat.gov.au

  • 02 Jul 2013 10:51 AM | Anonymous member

    Please click here to view the Australian High Commission Calendar of Events for July 2013

    You'll also find them on Facebook at: 


    Please visit their page to 'like' and share!

  • 28 Jun 2013 4:37 PM | Anonymous member
    Please click here to download the latest edition of 'Australia News' from the Australian High Commission in Canada, in PDF format.
    For current news, information and events, you can follow the High Commissioner on Twitter at @AusHCCanada.

    Many thanks! 

  • 04 Jun 2013 11:30 AM | Anonymous member
    Please follow the link below for more information on the Borealis International Conference to be held in Brisbane in September 2013. 

    Borealis Conference - The Community Benefits - Sept 2013
  • 03 Jun 2013 1:35 PM | Anonymous member

    As a value add to our Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce members, and in appreciation of the promoter for reserving the last forty tickets available in Australia for the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce pre-game event in Melbourne on June 14th, we wanted to alert members that the promoter of the ice hockey games in Australia on June 14th, 15th and 22nd still have nine dasher board ads available. As this may be very useful to some businesses who want to reach ice hockey fans as well as Canadian and American expatriates, I have included the Dasher board ad info to this email.

    For further details please contact Craig Douglas on his Christchurch telephone number +64 27 777 760

    NB: There is also still opportunity to advertise in the program guide as well.

    Dasher Boards ad.pdf

  • 06 May 2013 3:15 PM | Anonymous member

    The Consulate General of Canada in Sydney is extending its reach to Queensland and seeks a results-oriented individual based in Brisbane to undertake lead generation and client service activities for a period of two years, beginning in June 2013. You will work as a member of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service to facilitate trade, investment and innovation partnerships for our clients, leading to an enhanced commercial relationship. Your success will be measured in terms of client success, client satisfaction and the growth of your client base. Depending on the results achieved over the two year period, an extension may be considered.

     The successful candidate must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Completed a degree from a recognized university in commerce, business development, business administration or a related field of study.
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in business development, trade and investment promotion, or a         related field, preferably in the Queensland market.
    • Fluent to a high standard of spoken and written English.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license.

     Candidates will be assessed against the following knowledge and skills:


    • Knowledge of Canada’s trade and economic objectives and relations with Australia.
    • Knowledge of issues relevant to Canada-Australia commercial relations.
    • Familiarity with the current international economic context, trends and challenges.
    • Understanding of Australian market dynamics and business practices.


    • Oral and written communication/presentation skills.
    • Ability to self-motivate and work independently.
    • Strong networking and client relationship building skills.
    • Ability to produce results for clients, foster partnerships, lead, and work as a team member.
    • Ability to use standard information technology tools and social media for business development purposes.
    • Ability to manage projects and budgets, and to record results.

    Salary: $86,158 - $99,016 gross per annum, plus 10% superannuation

    The ability to communicate in French and prior experience working with Canadian companies in Australia or Australian companies in Canada will be considered an asset. Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible for this position.

    Applications marked “Confidential – Trade Commissioner for Canada in Brisbane” with a resume and letter outlining how you meet the criteria above should be forwarded by Friday, May 17 to:

    Administration Officer

    Consulate General of Canada

    Level 5/111 Harrington Street

    Sydney, NSW, 2000


  • 25 Feb 2013 11:58 AM | Anonymous member
    Marketing and Media Co-ordinator

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney as a full-time Marketing and Media Co-ordinator from April 2013 until June 2014. You will be required to develop strategies for on-line marketing across diverse content, prepare marketing material and assist with associated tasks. The successful applicant will have a flexible attitude, be prepared to undertake after hours work and associated travel (if required) and be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

    The successful candidate must fulfill the following criteria:

    • Completed a university degree in communications or marketing or related subject
    • Minimum two (2) years relevant work experience with on-line services, content production and marketing responsibilities
    • Fluency to a high standard in spoken and written English

    Candidates will be assessed against the following criteria:

    • Communication strategies with a focus on measurable outcomes
    • Production and distribution of on-line content

    • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Self-motivation
    • Strong networking and client relationship building skills

    Ability to communicate in French will be considered an asset.

    Salary: $60,411 gross per annum

    Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible to apply.

    Applications marked “Confidential – Marketing and Media Co-ordinator” with a resume and letter outlining how you meet the criteria above should be forwarded by March 15th 2013 to:

    Administration Officer
    Consulate General of Canada
    Level 5/111 Harrington Street
    Sydney, NSW, 2000

  • 11 Feb 2013 11:37 AM | Anonymous member
    Here are two recent interviews with Hugh Millikin (Indigo Pacific) and Michael Shepherd (CGI Australia) that formed part of the Consulate's Canada Down Under - Bienvenue Channel, as part of a "doing business with Australia" series. 

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