How do you move to another country? - page 2

I am getting really fed up with the way things are in this country. I want to leave. I'd love to go to Europe. My question is, how do you just pack up and leave? Has anyone ever done this? Is it... Read More

  1. by   Geena
    Hi it's me again!!!
    I wanted to reach you, who wanted to know a reputable agency for Australia. Lost your ID in my obsessive-compulsive need to clean my mailbox! I apologise!!!! I checked with some colleagues from along the way and if you check website www.nursinginaustralia.net
    you will find answers to all your questions. Also, service is not only for Nordics, Philippine RN's can apply if they meet the BON set education standards and pass IELTS. The agency is of good standing, they have been present here for a good 10 years. No fees taken from salaries. Myself I have used them to go to UK. Hope this helps. Geena
  2. by   km05
    I'm fairly new to this subject myself (of moving overseas, possibly as a nurse), but I thought I should mention there's a new Highly Skilled Migrant Worker Programme in the U.K. It was just started 3 years ago. Here's a link that helps explain the program:

    http://www.workpermit.com/uk/highly_...nt_program.htm

    I'm pretty sure that includes nurses, as well. But England's Skilled Worker Program has more stringent criteria than Canada's (or Australia's, I believe) because they ask for things like awards and accomplishments in your field, etc. Still, it might be helpful to know about the program, and you might get at least the minimum number of points to qualify. There's a self-assessement worksheet that I've found online before - I think it's available at the above link.

    That's different from the work permits that are available in the U.K. for the usual shortage areas such as nursing and teaching. Those are employer-specific. Under a country's Skilled Worker Program, if you qualify, you can go to that country first and then look for a job; you don't need to have any job lined up first. I think that means you can also change jobs when you want to. Under a work permit, if it doesn't work out with a particular employer, I think you have to leave the country? Not sure about that though.

    I think that even Canada and Australia's Skilled Worker Programs are fairly new. From what I understand, only Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. have a Skilled Worker Program so far. Demographically they're all aging a bit faster than the U.S., which is why they've started to implement this kind of permanent immigration program. (Canada alone admits nearly a quarter of a million new immigrants per year, according to what I've read. The rate compared to its total population is about 10 times higher than the U.S.'s rate.)
  3. by   km05
    Australia's Skilled Worker Program:

    http://www.immi.gov.au/migration/skilled/

    You'll see on the Skilled Occupations List (http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1121i.pdf ) nurses get what seems to be the maximum number of points awarded for occupation, which is 60.

    Canada's Skilled Worker Program:

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/skilled/

    They don't seem to award points by occupation like Australia does. My impression is that if you have a college degree and $10,000 in the bank (the financial requirement to show that you can support yourself in Canada while looking for a job), it's relatively easy to get into Canada - after the usual year or so of paperwork, of course.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from km05
    I'm fairly new to this subject myself (of moving overseas, possibly as a nurse), but I thought I should mention there's a new Highly Skilled Migrant Worker Programme in the U.K. It was just started 3 years ago. Here's a link that helps explain the program:

    http://www.workpermit.com/uk/highly_...nt_program.htm

    I'm pretty sure that includes nurses, as well. But England's Skilled Worker Program has more stringent criteria than Canada's (or Australia's, I believe) because they ask for things like awards and accomplishments in your field, etc. Still, it might be helpful to know about the program, and you might get at least the minimum number of points to qualify. There's a self-assessement worksheet that I've found online before - I think it's available at the above link.
    Had a quick look at it and I don't think nurses come under it. NMC now has stringent requirements for nurses coming overseas and not from EU and you have to complete 20 days and other documents as listed on page 5 http://www.nmc-uk.org/(k5vthfauezdmd...DocumentID=633 and I don't think you will be given a PIN until completed this course which in turn will enable for you to get a work permit

    Not sure about requirements as an accountant but sure it would also have to match with UK qualifications

    I am not trying to put a damper on things but make you realistic aware of problems which will occur
  5. by   km05
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Not sure about requirements as an accountant but sure it would also have to match with UK qualifications
    Sure, I know that - but having no professional experience yet as an accountant, I foresee applying to the U.K. in the profession in which I'm already working. But that does remind me to ask: Are evening training programs in the U.K. as prevalent as they are in the U.S.? I had read that there's not quite as many evening training programs in Europe as in the U.S., but it would seem there'd be plenty in England.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from km05
    Sure, I know that - but having no professional experience yet as an accountant, I foresee applying to the U.K. in the profession in which I'm already working. But that does remind me to ask: Are evening training programs in the U.K. as prevalent as they are in the U.S.? I had read that there's not quite as many evening training programs in Europe as in the U.S., but it would seem there'd be plenty in England.

    evening training are offered by all colleges and universities depending on what you want to do and whether it is the appropriate qualification. This will give you an idea on what my local college has to offer http://www.bilk.ac.uk/
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jan 2, '06
  7. by   nina9404
    Quote from geena
    hi it's me again!!!
    i wanted to reach you, who wanted to know a reputable agency for australia. lost your id in my obsessive-compulsive need to clean my mailbox! i apologise!!!! i checked with some colleagues from along the way and if you check website www.nursinginaustralia.net
    you will find answers to all your questions. also, service is not only for nordics, philippine rn's can apply if they meet the bon set education standards and pass ielts. the agency is of good standing, they have been present here for a good 10 years. no fees taken from salaries. myself i have used them to go to uk. hope this helps. geena

    hi geena!!!

    thanks a bunch!
  8. by   SFCardiacRN
    Have you though about moving to a different part of this country?

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