Working Holiday Jobs in Australia
In Sydney, missing home and feel you want to see a small slice of Canada? This year the Sydney Film Festival includes a showcase of the best of new Canadian cinema to mark the 150 years since the confederation of Canada. These films demonstrate the creativity and exceptional storytelling of Canadian filmmakers. Going to the Sydney Film Festival is also a great opportunity to network with Australian and International filmmakers. The festival will also feature First Nation filmmakers from around the world.
The Sydney Film Festival occurs every year and this year will feature a number of stellar guests such as Steven Yuen from The Walking Dead, Cannes Palme d’Or contender Bong Joon-ho, former New Zealand Prime Minister and UN Secretary-General candidate Helen Clark along with director-producer Gaylene Preston to showcase the documentary My Year with Helen. Also among guests are Vanessa Redgrave, David Wenham for his directorial debut film Elipsis, Red Dog director Kriv Stenders and Indigenous actor and director Wayne Blair. This year will feature Meet the Filmmaker talks in Town Hall, an opportunity to meet and speak with other avid film goers.
Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to feel at home on the other side of the world, it is also a wonderful way to experience Australian cinema and culture in a unique way. Use this as an opportunity to network with other people who are interested in the art of filmmaking and storytelling.
Just as in Canada, there are many occupations in Australia that will require qualifications. It is a good idea for backpackers to research the jobs they might want to undertake before coming to Australia and potentially organise the completion of courses in advance. Some examples are listed below.
Remember to research jobs and their qualifications to determine whether or not you will be able to work in your chosen job.
To view the full list of over 353 Job Openings to date, go to Search Jobs.
Check back regularly, with more jobs from various states in Australia added weekly.
Wishing you all the best in your job search and in your working holiday adventure!
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 Sydney, 11th to 14th September 2017.
The program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who either are enrolled in or have graduated from colleges and universities in Canada and Australia.
The term is for around four months commencing in early June 2017.
Remuneration and Benefits
The successful applicant will be paid the Australian (AUD) equivalent of CAD 2,000 per month with no deductions. For Canadian income tax purposes, the contractor will receive a T-1204.
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Hosted by BlueChilli, CACC is pleased to present a panel of Canadian Entrepreneurs as they share their unique experiences, learnings and achievements during their journey of starting their own business in the land down under.
If you are an entrepreneurial Canadian on a Working Holiday interested in business, or just someone looking to be inspired by exemplary Canadian/Australians then this exciting event is for YOU!
Guests speakers include: Ronald Tucker (CEO, BiTrade Australia), Luther Poier (CFO, Blue Chili), Jeff Downs (CEO, Redback Conferencing) and Sarah Mak (Managing Director, The Story Boxes & Co-Founder, FolkTales). Sarah turned her Australian Working Holiday into an award-winning collaborative storytelling studio. You can watch Sarah Mak’s story here: http://bit.ly/2pzO0XT
The event will be held on Thursday the 27th of April from 5:30-7:30pm at 125 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.
You can find out more about the event and register your interest in attending here http://bit.ly/2olkaWo. Spaces are limited, so please register to avoid missing out!
To attend the event you need to register as a CACC member. Registration to become a member is FREE and you can stay in touch with the CACC by recieving newsletters and notification of upcoming CACC events. To register, fill in this online application form http://cacc.com.au/application_form
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a ‘Record My Hours’ app to address and prevent the underpayment of Working Holiday goers in Australia.
The new app allows workers to easily record the time they work by aggregating data using geofencing technology to track when the employee arrives and leaves the workplace each day.
Natalie James from the Fair Work Ombudsman has said that ‘the app would be a valuable back-up for workers when employers failed to meet their record-keeping obligations.’
James further stated that ‘downloading this app won’t cost you a cent, but it could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you are concerned that you are not being paid your correct entitlements.’
The Record My Hours app is available in 12 different languages and can be downloaded from the iTunes and Google Play stores.
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To view the full list of over 314 Job Openings to date, go to Search Jobs.
Finding accommodation on you Working Holiday doesn't have to be difficult or daunting! Follow these steps to help you find the right place.
1. Research areas to stay before you arrive
Before coming to Australia, it is a good idea to plan ahead and book an initial place to stay. Having this accommodation, even a hostel or hotel, is a good starting point until you find a more permanent place to stay. Make sure you read reviews and compare prices through sites such as Hostel-World so you find a suitable place within your budget.
2. Have a budget
It's a good idea to plan before hand how much money you can earn and spend on accommodation in Australia. It is important to keep in mind that Australia's rental pricing is quite expensive, especially properties closer to the city.
3. Decide on housing
There are a number of different types of housing that suit a range of people. Private rooms in shared houses and apartments are usually less expensive and better for travelers because you can meet new friends, the houses often come furnished and you don't have to be locked into a long term lease.
4. Find a room and housemates
Online websites such as www.gumtree.com.au and www.flatmates.com.au are great resources to find fellow travelers and rental properties. Read the descriptions carefully to find a housemate you are compatible with and will get along with before committing to a lease.
Sharing or renting an apartment or house is a popular choice with Working Holiday makers for long-term accommodation. It gives you a base and network which you can search for jobs from and then eventually commute to work.
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To view the full list of over 297 Job Openings to date, go to Search Jobs.
With Australia’s rich and diverse landscape, people and culture- you can tick many memorable experiences off your bucket list. From scuba diving and surfing in Australia’s pristine beaches, to getting up and personal with Australia’s unique wildlife to having your first taste of Vegemite- the list of possibilities are endless!
To give you some inspiration on what you could experience on you Working Holiday, have a look at ‘Australia’s 30 Before 30 Bucket List.’
If you find yourself completing this list, make sure you keep exploring, working and adding to your own bucket list to make the most of your Working Holiday in Australia.
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