Visa for Marketing and Business Professionals in Australia
If you are a marketing or business professional and you want to obtain Permanent Residence in Australia, there are several paths that you can explore. Here you will learn about the most common and recommended paths and learn step by step how to obtain your visa for Marketing and Trade professionals in Australia.
⚠️ IMPORTANT: The information that we will present to you now IS OF A GENERAL CHARACTER and is based on the list of trades in demand as of the date of publication. Federal and state governments frequently review the trades that their respective economies need and based on this they introduce, change, and remove trades from their lists. This can happen at ANY time and without prior announcement.
What is the migratory profile of commerce, finance and marketing?
It depends on who you ask, you will receive different answers. In OUR experience, these trades do not have as broad a migratory profile as IT professionals, chefs, nurses, carpenters and light vehicle mechanics. Therefore, they are not jobs that we recommend to carry out a migration path. This is due to several factors:
a) Speaking specifically of accountants, financial analysts and external auditors, we have seen that these trades are oversaturated with international students particularly from India and East Asia, who traditionally study in Australia at the MASTER’S level. Since the majority of Latin American students (for economic reasons) study at the graduate level, their professional profile is less competitive. Therefore, the chances of finding a sponsor in that trade or a relevant job to accumulate experience and increase score are lower than the competition.
b) Careers like ‘Business Administration’ or ‘International Business’ that do not have a focus (8+ subjects) in accounting or marketing are too generic to profile you in a profession on the list. Many people who studied these careers choose to study vocational courses such as cooking, carpentry or community services to complete a migration path.
c) Trades in advertising, marketing and finance are in low demand. Therefore, if you want to pursue residency for these trades, you probably have to go to rural areas.
Step 1: Validate title before VETASSESS
The government delegates the task of validating (or ‘homologizing’) foreign titles to private entities. Different entities perform the validation for different trades and the requirements vary depending on the entity.
Here’s an important note: Sometimes government delegated entities tasked with validating your career put even MORE STRICT requirements on you than the Australian government itself. For example, the Australian government accepts experience that is up to 10 years old. However, VETASSESS only accepts experience that is WITHIN the last 5 years. In our opinion this is a problem that prevents many people from validating their careers. However, there is nothing we can do about it. It is the system that exists and the system tells you ‘make yourself comfortable with me, not me with you’.
Trades: Marketing, advertising, finance professionals, management consultant, economist and others:
Requirements to validate:
1) Have a university degree that is HIGHLY relevant to the trade (technical or technological degrees are not valid),
2) Have at least 1 year of POST-degree PAID experience at a minimum of 20 hours per week WITHIN the last 5 years. If the title is not highly relevant, in some cases 3 years of post title experience is accepted WITHIN the last 5 years.
3) In some cases, organization charts, evidence of projects or marketing plans are requested to support the notion that the person was hired in this trade. You can validate without having English.
Step 2: Gather many points, move to a rural area or look for a sponsor
You have 2 paths, the ideal path is to find a sponsor, that is, a company that is willing to hire you and support your application for permanent residence in Australia. If the first option is not possible, you can compete in the Australian points system:
If you have a minimum of 2 years of post-graduation experience in the trade (it does not matter if you accumulated it here or in your country) you could be sponsored by a company. If you have NO experience you CANNOT be sponsored.
Not just any company can sponsor you. It should make sense for the company to hire such a trade. Such a company should offer you a 1- to 4-year employment contract. This is called having the ‘sponsor’ (visa 482).
If you have a minimum of 3 years of post-degree experience and your trade is in high demand, an employer anywhere in Australia can nominate you for permanent residence (visa 186).
If you have a minimum of 3 years of post-degree experience and your trade is in low demand, only employers in rural areas can nominate you for temporary residence (visa 494).
To the point system you do not ‘apply’ directly, you must be ‘invited’ to apply. If your trade is in high demand and you collect 90-95 points, you could receive an invitation from the federal government for the 189 visa.
If your trade is in high or low demand and you have 60 points, you can ask one of the states (visa 190) to invite you if that state is asking for professionals in your trade and if you meet its requirements BEFORE requesting the invitation.
If your trade is in high or low demand and you have 50 points, you can ask a rural area (visa 491) to invite you if such a rural area is asking for professionals in your trade and if you meet their requirements BEFORE requesting the invitation.
What do I do if my job is not in lawsuit in the state where I live?
In this case, you would have 4 options:
1) Seek the support of the state or rural area where your trade is in demand (you enter with 60 – 80 points).
The states are “jealous” and compete with each other for international students because they know that such a person is coming to spend money on courses and housing. Since most international students come to Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, the other states and rural areas try to compete against these 3 cities by providing an “easier” path to residency as long as students:
a) study between 1 – 2 years in these states or rural areas BEFORE requesting an invitation, and/or
b) work in their trade-in that state or rural area for a certain time BEFORE requesting an invitation. You should investigate whether your trade is in demand in the state where you want to live.
2) Find a labor sponsor in your trade.
Obviously, this is easy to say, but difficult to execute. Even more so in Australia where you not only need VERY GOOD ENGLISH to practice professional trades but there is also a high degree of competitiveness.
3) Put your trade aside and seek residency studying another trade that is more in demand.
Ironically, the trades that are not “well regarded” in Latin America have a lot of job opportunities and immigration in Australia. Examples: auto mechanics, plasterwork, carpentry, cooking, masonry, and painting. This is due to the Australian labor shortage in these trades.
4) Find a partner who has citizenship or residence.
Obviously, it must be a legitimate relationship since such a process takes 3 years to give you residency.
⚠️ Before booking your appointment, keep in mind that Gamba Migration DOES NOT provide the following services:
· Homologations for doctors, nurses, dentists and health specialists
· Homologations for veterinarians
· Homologations for hospital pharmacists
· Drafting or review of the tests requested by Ingenieros Australia
· Pilot Homologations
· Homologations for interpreters and translators
· Homologations for psychologists
· Homologations for architects (but we DO for architecture draftsman and project director)
· Homologations for physiotherapistsRefugee or political asylum visas
· Investment visas (188 and 888)
· Investment Visas (Self-sponsors)
· Visas for Canada
· Gamba Migration cannot advise educational processes for people with children over 4 years of age
· Remember that migration options for people over 40 are extremely limited.