Looking at Australia
Area: 7,686,850 sq kmPopulation: 21.26 millionCapital: CanberraGPD: $ 38,100Australia is the world’s smallest continent but the sixth-largest country. Thegeography of the country is extremely diverse, ranging from the snow-cappedmountains of the Australian Alps and Tasmania to large deserts, tropical andtemperate forests. Australia’s coastline stretches about 50,000 kilometers and islinked by more than 10,000 beaches. The majority of the population lives within 50kilometers of the coast, making it an integral part of the Australian laid-backlifestyle.
If you are in the right profession with the rightqualification, getting Australian citizenship is easy
By James Schwier/Gulf News ReportSince 1945, more than 6.5 million people have emigrated to Australia, helping toincrease the country’s population from about seven million to 21 million. Eachethnic group has helped to shape the modern-day outlook of Australia, andimmigration is still open to everyone.If you have an Australian partner, you can apply for a spouse visa, which, if successful, gives you four years in the country. And if you have secured a job inAustralia, your company will more than likely sponsor you, meaning that they willhelp you fill in all the paperwork.However, if you do not fit into these categories there are still plenty of options.While the days of the ‘£- Poms’ – when Britons who emigrated to Australia after theSecond World War using an assisted passage scheme were only charged 10 poundsfor their fare – are long gone. Australia is still a country that welcomes a number of nationalities each year. If you are in a profession considered valuable, this willstand you in good stead. Your suitability for a visa is assessed on a points system, with educationalqualifications, skills, age, English language ability and a range of other factors alltaken into consideration. If, after assessing your suitability against the criteria(which can be found on the Australian department of Immigration website), yourpoints total adds up to less than 80, your application will be refused. If it is between80 and 100 points you will be placed in a reserve pool for two years (meaning that if the pass mark is lowered and your score is then above that mark your application