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Your passport to working, moving and living overseas March 2013

Make the move to Australia, Canada or New Zealand with Working In

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GO FURTHER WITH ARROW

THE BEST PEOPLE IN OIL & GAS ARE CALLING AUSTRALIA HOME Senior Well Engineers Pipeline Engineers Completions Supervisors Drilling Supervisors

Drilling Contracts Engineers Contracts Engineers Cost Engineers Upstream Project Engineers

Intergration Engineers Cost Estimators Project Planners Drilling Engineers

WHO IS ARROW ENERGY?

DISCOVER THE PROJECT.

DISCOVER QUEENSLAND.

We’re always looking for new environments to explore, new boundaries to push and new opportunities to grow. As a leading cleaner energy company, Arrow Energy is brimming with opportunities.

Arrow Energy is based in Queensland, a northern Australian state boasting a relaxed lifestyle, world-class beaches, breathtaking landscapes and lowest taxes in Australia.

Arrow Energy is a 50/50 joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina.

We are currently expanding our exploration activities to deliver a major coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas (CSG–LNG) project on Curtis Island off Gladstone in Central Queensland which will play an important role in meeting growing world demand for cleaner burning fuels.

As one of the largest integrated energy companies in Australia with five gas producing projects, ownership of one gas-fired power station and interests in two others, through coal seam gas (CSG) we currently provide 20 per cent of Queensland’s gas supply which is mostly used to generate electricity.

While Arrow’s head office is based in Brisbane’s CBD, a large number of our staff are located in our regional Queensland offices in Moranbah and Dalby. There is also a small but growing office in Gladstone, as Arrow prepares to deliver this liquefaction plant on Curtis Island.

Arrow is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome the best people in oil and gas from all walks of life, from all over the world.

Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to achieve, Arrow can make it happen.

COME AND SAY G’DAY!

The people of Queensland enjoy a soughtafter lifestyle with vibrant cities, vast national parks, pristine rainforests, and stunning tropical reefs to explore. Our pleasant climate (average summer temperatures of 25 degrees celsius, average winter temperatures of 15 degrees celsius) means that Queenslanders enjoy more winter sunshine and warmth than most other Australians. All this ensures that Queensland’s current population of over 4.5 million continues to grow and prosper. Get the best of both worlds. Make the move and expand your horizons while you grow your career with Arrow.

Apply online or visit our stand at the Opportunities Overseas Expo For enquiries, contact Susan Hamilton at Susan.Hamilton@arrowenergy.com.au or Rachael Frizzo at rfrizzo@arrowenergy.com.au

arrowenergy.com.au/careers


Discover the opportunities awaiting you overseas. Enjoy a new job, fantastic lifestyle and soak up spectacular scenery: it’s all waiting for you in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Welcome to the March issue of the Working International magazine. It’s your guide to jobs and leading employers in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Open its pages to discover the opportunities and new life awaiting you overseas. For almost 20 years, we’ve been helping to connect skilled, experienced professionals like you with leading international employers looking for your talent. Whether you’re longing for the lifestyle; major projects on an international scale; or simply a change of spectacular scenery, Australia, Canada and New Zealand are renowned for having it all. Taking the first steps Well done – you’ve taken the first steps to your new job and life overseas by attending this expo. You can contact the employers and recruiters in this magazine directly or via our dedicated jobs website: www.workingin.com.

We’ve crammed this magazine full of features by industry insiders in Australia, Canada and New Zealand as well as employer and recruiter profiles that list current job opportunities. Plus, there’s also plenty of useful information about service providers who’ll help to make your move as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We hope you find the magazine useful and inspiring as you embark on one of life’s most exciting journeys. All the best,

The Working In team Auckland, New Zealand


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Jay was born in Fiji and moved to New Zealand in the early 90s. He loves to travel, but believes there is no greater place in world than NZ because of the culture and landscape. His hobbies include rugby, tennis and anything with an electrical current. His advice to migrants is - be openminded and socialise with Kiwis. Then you’ll get to experience the real NZ!

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Caro is originally from Chile and moved to Sydney for work. She loves travelling, snowboarding and meeting new people. Her tips for moving overseas are to have a passion for travel; be brave in the face of new challenges; and always be proactive.

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in Australia four months, having lived here 10 years ago as a backpacker. My ďŹ ancĂŠ and I decided to move here to escape the chaos of London. Living in Sydney is like being on a permanent holiday! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning a move, ask friends, colleagues or the Working In team for tips.


Contents page Who’s employing in Australia, Canada and New Zealand 1 2 4 5

Welcome to Working International Meet some of the team Calendar of all overseas events Commonwealth Bank of Australia

6-7 Australian employers 8 Goodstart Early Learning 9 Peabody Energy 10 DEM Fire & Essential Services Group 11 Wood Group Kenny 12 Nystar 13 OSHClub 14-15 ConocoPhillips Australia 16 Editorial: Highlight on Western Australia 17 Government of Western Australia 18 Editorial: Working in Australia’s construction industry 19 Skillbuild Training 20 Brookfield Johnson Controls 21 Liebherr - Australia 22 Editorial: Allied health positions in Australia 23 Health Insurance Fund of Australia 24 Government of Western Australia Department of Health 25 Westpac Australia 26 Editorial: Australia’s ICT industry 27 CITI Recruitment 28 Editorial: Moving to Australia 29 ACT Government

30-31 Canadian employers 32 Century21 33 Moneycorp 34 Editorial: Construction and engineering in Canada 35 Maple Reinders 36 Christensen & McLean Roofing 37 CF Industries 38 Editorial: Focus on British Columbia

39 TorFX 40-41 Editorial: Working in the Canadian oil and gas industry 42-43 Editorial: Healthcare work in Canada 44 Advertorial: Alberta Health Services 45 Anglo Pacific 46 Editorial: Beautiful Nova Scotia 47 Scotiabank 48-49 Editorial: Canada’s visa system

50-51 New Zealand employers 52 Editorial: Living and working in New Zealand 53 AWF Trades 54 Auckland Transport 55 BritsNZ 56 Hire A Hubby 57 Green Acres 58-59 Editorial: Make the move to Taranaki 60-61 Venture Taranaki 62-63 Editorial: Can you help rebuild Christchurch? 64 Connetics 65 Opus 66 Tradestaff 67 Rob Law Maxrecruitment 68 Editorial: Christchurch, New Zealand: rising from the rubble 69 ASB 70 Editorial: Jobs in New Zealand healthcare 71 MercyAscot 72 NORTH - Auckland Doctors 73 Westpac New Zealand 74 Editorial: ICT in New Zealand 75 Working In online 76 PSS International Removals 77 Your moving overseas checklist 78 Acknowledgements 79 Landpower 80 Alberta Canada


Calendar of events 2013 EXPOS 13-14 March

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London Dublin Aberdeen

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Manchester

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Calgary Houston

Canada USA

Hyatt Calgary Westin Galleria

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London Amsterdam Birmingham

England Netherlands England

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Johannesburg

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Gallagher Convention Centre

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QEII Clyde Court Hotel Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre Manchester Central

For more information and updates, check out www.workingin-events.com


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Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;day Australia! Say gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;day to Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a land of contrasts, from baked deserts to coastlines pounded by waves and from soaring mountains to lush rainforests. Discover fantastic job opportunities offering the chance to work on major international projects and careerenhancing possibilities. Seek out the dazzling city lights or enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural lifestyle. Indulge in a sundrenched lifestyle, surf on your lunch break or pepper your morning commute with a hello to the local wildlife. Let Working In help you uncover a new life in the land down under.


Editorials Highlight on Western Australia

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Working in Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction industry

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Allied health positions in Australia

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Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ICT industry

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Moving to Australia: the M factor

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Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company

Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private sector coal company, well known globally for safe coal mining operations, development of new coal mining technology and leading the coal industry in clean coal technologies. Peabody fuels 10 percent of US power and 2 percent of worldwide electricity. Peabody Energy has 11 mining operations in the Australian eastern states of Queensland and New South Wales, servicing the high growth markets of China and India. Peabody has invested in a major capital program to expand its Australian metallurgical and thermal coal production, including the introduction of ultra class fleets. Right vision Peabody has a pipeline of projects throughout Australia to supply high-margin seaborne volumes. Prospective employees can look forward to competitive benefits including a highly competitive bonus program, relocation benefits and on-going personal and career growth opportunities. Peabody is committed to providing a safe working environment for its people. Safety is a core value of the organisation and this culture underpins the shared view that safety is a way of life at work and at home. In addition to excellent employment and working conditions, Australia offers a unique lifestyle in both metropolitan and

regional areas. Australia also has world class health services and education opportunities. Peabody is actively seeking professional and energetic people to work in the following disciplines: • Mining engineer • Process engineer • Geotechnical engineer • Control systems engineer • Geologist • Coal quality engineer • Mine surveyor • Mine manager If you’re ready to join a professional team of highly skilled people at a company that offers attractive benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development, contact us today.

Contact us: email: info@peabodyenergy.com website: www.peabodyenergy.com/Careers


Fire protection by people who care, for people who care

DEM Fire & Essential Services Group has been established for over 30 years. We provide a complete fire and essential service solution to blue chip corporate businesses within the retail, industrial and commercial sectors inside metropolitan Australia (Sydney and Melbourne). DEM is unique among fire companies, in that we actually care! We provide expertise for all aspects of the fire industry. Our varied expertise means that DEM can control the service delivery across the complete spectrum of essential services with our own in-house trades people and engineers. Services we provide • Fire protection systems installation and inspect • Test and certify fire alarm systems • Fire sprinkler systems • Evacuation systems • Fire hydrant systems • Hose reels and extinguishers, fire doors, exit and emergency lights, passive fire elements and fire dampers • Stair pressurisation design • Consultancy and auditing services

• Preparation of essential service and fire safety statements • Generator sets portable resistive load bank testing, changeover systems and associated equipment, switchboard and UPS systems • Pumps, domestic pumps, fire pumps, fresh water booster pumps, sump pumps and pits • Fixed diesel engine installations, full servicing and maintenance schedules, computerised oil analysis of sump oil and workshop testing of fuel injection equipment DEM’s head office is centrally located within metropolitan Sydney providing an excellent opportunity to experience working and living in Sydney, Australia. DEM currently employs 50 permanent employees and is focused on specialised training of all employees.

Contact us: email: employment@demfire.com.au website: www.demfire.com.au


Perth offers a wonderful lifestyle and we offer you a way to live it

Wood Group Kenny provides engineering design, project management, operations support and operations integrity assessment with 30 years’ worldwide experience covering offshore engineering, subsea, pipeline and riser design, materials engineering and renewable energy developments. Where we are and a bit more about Perth Situated just a few minutes’ walk from Swan River, Perth can offer a wonderful lifestyle for everyone. Close to beaches, wineries, many beautiful parks, sporting facilities, strong educational values promoted by our schools and also a great diverse culture from all pockets of the world. Our culture and values With a strong belief in working hard and playing hard over the years has paid off in many ways by a high retention of our staff. We achieve this by having a great teamwork approach, respecting views and ideas along with a friendly group of dedicated people. Benefits of working for Wood Group Kenny • On-going training, development and mentoring • Definite career path • State of the art technology • World class LNG projects

• Strong community initiative programmes • Annual remuneration review and bonuses • Gym membership Relocating to Australia is easy – let us do all the work for you • Sponsorship for visas • Flights for you and your family • Accommodation on arrival - one month • Relocation consultant and allowance • Removal of household goods • Full medical cover Opportunities available • Offshore pipeline design engineers • Subsea systems/controls engineers • Flow assurance engineers • Flexible and rigid riser engineers • SURF (Subsea Umbilical Riser Flowline) • Risk and reliability engineers • Materials and corrosion engineers • Integrity engineers

Contact us: email: cathy.gorman@woodgroup.com website: www.woodgroupkenny.com


Our vision â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to be the leading integrated mining and metals business

Nyrstar is a leading global multi-metals company, producing significant quantities of essential resources - zinc and lead, as well as other metals such as silver, gold and copper. We are present across the globe with mining and smelting operations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia, and our corporate headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland. Our strategy In early 2009, we began a journey of transformation. From our inception as a pure zinc and lead smelting company, we have rapidly and successfully grown our business, predominantly through carefully selected acquisitions, to become an integrated miner and smelter. As the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest supplier of zinc, we made the bold decision to move upstream and create value by becoming a leading integrated multi-metals business. Our mission To capture the maximum value inherent in mineral resources through deep market insight and unique processing capabilities, generating superior returns for our shareholders.

The Nyrstar Way We employ around 7,700 people across five continents. We are proud of our culture that is based on the elements of the Nyrstar Way, which comprises of seven elements: Prevent harm, Keep our world, Take bold decisions, Be open and honest, Create value, Use innovative and creative thinking, Be driven. These are the way we do business. They underpin what we stand for and guide us in all our actions. We encourage everyone in the company to understand, embrace and enact these behaviors, because it will help us achieve our goals and objectives. Our company culture promotes and rewards excellence. As we continue to execute our business strategy, our workforce continues to grow and diversify. We value dynamic and motivated professionals who can demonstrate the elements of the Nyrstar Way. We offer a challenging and rewarding career in a global company that focuses on growth, operational excellence and industry leadership. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently looking to recruit trades people for our smelting operations located in Port Pirie, Southern Australia.

Contact us: email: PP_Recruitment@nyrstar.com website: www.nyrstar.com


OSHClub is Australia’s leading provider of high quality Outside School Hours Care programs

We run before school care, after school care and holiday programs for pre-school and primary school aged children. Our programs are run onsite at primary schools right across the country although the majority are in Victoria and Western Australia. We currently provide care each day for over 6,500 children at more than 185 school sites in an environment in which children feel safe and have fun, while providing peace of mind for their parents that their children are being well cared for. The programs are specially designed for children aged 4 to 12. At each session we provide a selection of activities which are interesting, stimulating, educational and great fun, covering art/craft, drama, sport, science, cooking and free play. We provide a healthy breakfast before school and a filling and nutritious afternoon tea after school. We are the industry leader in terms of: • Quality programming and care • Activities, systems and processes • Staffing - qualifications and training Why should you join OSHClub? • Join over 800 employees • Become part of a professional organisation that is growing by the day • Training provided

• Career development • Opportunities for promotion • Achieve your career aspirations • New vacancies available regularly • Positions – permanent, part-time or casual • Work only in the school term or all year (permanent roles) • Tell us your availability and we’ll find you the right position • Monday to Friday • Before School Care – around 7am-9am • After School Care – around 3pm-6pm • Holiday Program – around 7am-6pm • Positions available across Australia What we can offer • Four weeks annual leave per year • Training by a Registered Training Organisation • Work life balance and fun at work • Sponsorship (specific criteria must be met) ie: 457 and Occupational Trainee Visas

Contact us: email: jobs@oshclub.com.au website: www.oshclub.com.au


Searching for bigger opportunities? That’s something we know a lot about.

ConocoPhillips is a global energy company with an exciting future in Australia. We are responsible for some of the country’s biggest oil and gas projects, including Bayu-Undan and Darwin LNG operations. We have also begun a campaign to recruit and train a world-class workforce to operate the multi-train Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland. With other large scale projects in the planning stages or underway, this is an exciting time to join us.

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conocophillips.com.au/careers


Working in Australia for ConocoPhillips – Big Company, Bigger SPIRIT Our People Our people are our strength. We have a dedicated and diverse workforce of over 600 who are based in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, and Gladstone in Australia, and in Dili in Timor-Leste. In 2012, ConocoPhillips Australia was recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women by the Australian Government Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

Work with SPIRIT SPIRIT is an acronym standing for Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork – words that encapsulate ConocoPhillips’ culture and that are reflected in all that we do. Our SPIRIT Values transcend any language and any location. They are global, just like our company. They distinguish us from our competitors. They are a source of pride. Those who work with us, work for a company that respects its people, and prides itself on the value those people bring to our business. We provide dynamic, safe and stable workplaces for our employees. Our community partnerships give employees the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of the people around us. If you would like to know more about ConocoPhillips Australia, and join our team – we would love to hear from you.

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Highlight on Western Australia By Government of Western Australia, Department of Training and Workforce Development

Western Australia is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful and popular destinations, with the State’s capital Perth ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. Western Australia boasts more than glorious sunshine, endless beaches and outdoor fun – it is also the leading economy in the island nation, with record low unemployment and strong growth. As a key exporter of minerals throughout Asia, Western Australia’s economic outlook for the medium to long term remains strong. The State has an estimated $280.9 billion worth of current or prospective major investment projects. Projects already under construction in the State reached a record of $121.1 billion as of September 2012. Based on Monash University’s modelling projections, Western Australia will experience strong employment growth of an additional 170,000 positions by 2015. It is anticipated that over half of these will be in the higher skilled occupational categories, including professionals, managers, administrators, technicians and trade workers. Not all of Western Australia’s economic growth derives from its thriving resources sector. The State has seen expansion across many other sectors, including tourism, world class cultural and sporting events, restaurants, entertainment and retail districts - ensuring that the world’s most isolated city grows more vibrant and exciting each year. The Government of Western Australia is now looking for skilled workers wishing to contribute to its economy and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and beautiful surroundings for which the State is world renowned.

Western Australia has many locations and lifestyles to choose from, from the cool wine regions and forests of the south west, to the rugged Kimberley ranges and tropical regions 2,400 kilometres north with a vast expanse of places and industries in between. Western Australia’s Department of Training and Workforce Development has a website (www.migration.wa.gov.au) which is the gateway for prospective migrants who wish to explore living and working in Western Australia. This web portal can help with: • Working in Western Australia Tips on finding a job plus industries and occupations that have good employment prospects; • Living in Western Australia Information on climate and weather; regions and cities; housing and accommodation; education and training; childcare and health and medical; • Migration pathways and visas Information on migration pathways including the requirements for State sponsorship and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme; • Information for employers Information on how employers can access the national skilled migration system including information on the various employer sponsored migration visas; and • Useful references Links to useful sites such as the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Tourism WA and the Small Business Development Corporation. With so much information and support to help migrants on their way, it’s easy to see why Western Australia is the destination of choice for living and working.

www.migration.wa.gov.au


Skilled Migration Western Australia

Western Australia a better place for work and business, a great place to live


Working in Australia’s construction industry By Jeff Miller, CEO of the Civil Contractors Federation – Western Australia branch

There has never been a better time to become a part of the civil construction industry in Western Australia. Western Australia is the centre of a resources investment boom, with several large projects underway in the northwest, including the massive Wheatstone and Gorgon liquefied natural gas projects. Many civil contracting firms are taking advantage of this once in a generation level of investment and are providing their services to major resources and energy companies including BHP Billiton, Chevron, Rio Tinto, Woodside, FMG and a host of other project developers. To ensure Perth, the state’s capital, and other parts of Western Australia cope with its significant construction and investment boom, an unprecedented level of civil infrastructure works are in the final stages of planning or already underway. Major projects already started in the Perth metropolitan area include the development of the Elizabeth Quay commercial/ residential precinct on the city’s foreshore, the sinking of a substantial part of the city’s railway line and extensive upgrades to the metropolitan freeway and highway network. The $1 billion Gateway WA project will address the expected doubling of the freight task and passenger air travel between now and 2031. The land development sector is also thriving. Work on a major new community called Alkimos Beach in Perth’s northern suburbs is underway, with first land sales recently commencing. Thanks to an innovative state government initiative, Royalties for Regions, proceeds from the resources boom are being shared throughout the state. Under one Royalties for Regions program, called SuperTowns, nine towns in the southern half of Western Australia are preparing and planning to attract thousands of new residents and workers to explore and enjoy life in some of the most beautiful parts of regional Western Australia.

Under the State Government’s Pilbara Cities plan, several towns in the north-west of the state are also benefiting from significant investments in infrastructure to transform them into more liveable communities and to reduce their dependence on fly-in, fly-out workforces. The Federal Government also has an ambitious infrastructure agenda. Aside from providing key funding for some of the projects mentioned above, the Federal Government is rolling out the $40 billion National Broadband Network throughout Australia over the coming decade. Already work is underway in parts of Western Australia. The opportunities for skilled workers in many civil engineering professions are unprecedented. While a lot of the work is happening in places far from Perth, there is a wide variety of work underway or planned right throughout the vast state of Western Australia. With the large number of current and new projects underway, many civil contractors in Western Australia are experiencing acute shortages of skilled and semi-skilled labour. We encourage all suitably qualified civil professionals to strongly consider a move, whether temporary or permanent, to Western Australia to be a part of this unprecedented civil infrastructure boom.

www.civilcontractors.com


Skillbuild Training can help you obtain occupational licenses in the UK

Do you have a UK, Irish or European qualification in building and construction, electrical, air conditioning/refrigeration, plumbing, telecommunications or motor mechanics? Australia regulates most of these trades to varying degrees, which requires additional licenses to be obtained before you can start work in those occupations. Skillbuild Training has been delivering courses to obtain occupational licenses in Australia, but we are now expanding to deliver the same training offshore.

Skillbuild Training are electrical contractors as well, with 30 years’ industry experience. We use trade qualified trainers and have a policy of making sure those trainers have recent industry experience too. Some of them have also come from the UK so can tell you all about the idiosyncrasies of Australian life. You also get to hear what it is like working in the trades in Australia from people you are likely to be working alongside. Jump the queue by getting prepared at home - contact us for future courses we will be running in the UK and Ireland.

What are the benefits? • Turn up and start work straight away rather than having to attend courses in Australia. This means more money in your pocket! We charge the same price overseas as we do in Australia. • Make yourself more attractive to prospective employers, who want workers who can start work straightaway with a minimum of fuss. • Have a sound understanding of how these trade licenses operate in Australia and the opportunities in a new country which is short of skilled trades.

Contact us: email: info@skillbuildtraining.com.au website: www.skillbuildtraining.com.au


Are you a property or facilities management professional looking for a new challenge?

Brookfield and Johnson Controls have merged their Australian and New Zealand property and facility services operations to create Brookfield Johnson Controls.

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Brookfield Johnson Controls combines Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solution’s global operating model, industry and technology expertise with Brookfield Multiplex Services’ regional infrastructure, local knowledge and established real estate, facilities and project management capabilities.

Brookfield Johnson Controls provides excellent opportunities for career growth and development. We understand that our people are fundamental to our success, and as such we offer competitive remuneration and career opportunities across all states. We also appreciate the challenges; anxiety and excitement associated with moving overseas and as such will manage the sponsorship and migration process for you and your family.

This merged entity manages more than 3.9 million square metres of property in more than 9,200 locations around Australia and New Zealand. Its revenue will be approximately $250 million, with a goal to double the size of the business over the next five years. Due to this anticipated growth, we are interested in speaking with skilled professionals from the property and facilities management industry, who are keen to experience the Australian lifestyle while progressing their career in Australia. We would be particularly interested in speaking with: • Contract Managers • Senior Facilities Managers • M&E Engineers

Chartered Surveyors Quantity Surveyors PPP Managers PFI Managers Client-side Project Managers

So if you are a leader in your field and are looking for an opportunity to advance your career with a multinational company, then we would love to hear from you.

Contact us: email: ukrecruitment@au.brookfield.com website: http://anz.BrookfieldJohnsonControls. com/our-careers


A leading position in a diverse international market through quality and reputation

Liebherr-Australia Pty Ltd is a member of the Liebherr group of companies, which employs over 37,000 people in more than 130 autonomously, operated companies across all continents. The Liebherr group of companies attribute their leading position in diverse international markets to the quality and reputation of technologically advanced products, services and commitment to client satisfaction. Liebherr-Australia Pty Ltd sells and supports a range of Liebherr products in Australia including: • Mining equipment • Earthmoving equipment • Crawler cranes • Mobile cranes • Deep foundation machines

Due to record sales Liebherr-Australia is expanding our team in Australia! As a world class market leader, our mining excavators and trucks are completely sold out until 2015. With exceptional business growth in all of our divisions, cranes, earthmoving and mining, we are opening new branches and expanding our offices. With sites in Adelaide, Brisbane, Mackay, Mt Thorley (Hunter Valley), Perth, Melbourne and Sydney we are seeking high calibre people to join us in these exciting times. Some of the positions we have available are: • Diesel mechanics/fitters – field service and workshop • Service Technicians • Boilermaker/welders • Supervisors – field service and workshop

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Allied health positions in Australia By Global Health Source Call Australia home

The healthcare sector in Australia is a major employer, offering opportunities in both government and private sectors. Whilst there is strong emphasis placed on the tertiary education of allied health professionals, there is still a shortage within many disciplines and specific locations. Opportunities for specialist allied health professionals are still prevalent in Australia. These include roles for: • Consultant Radiologists • Radiographers with specialist mammography, MRI and/or CT experience • Sonographers with all ranges and levels of experience, including dedicated vascular and cardiac specialists • Medical Physicists • Physiotherapists • Occupational Therapists • Speech Pathologists • Podiatrists Your registration pathway will depend on your individual circumstances and numerous factors, including qualifications and experience. Age will also impact on the visa options available to suit you and your family. Health professionals have the choice of temporary visas and permanent visas. These include the opportunity to apply for employer sponsored permanent residency; the highest priority applications. You may have a temporary visa to work in Australia within four weeks of lodgement, and some permanent categories can be approved in as little as three months. Age is not a barrier. Please don’t be discouraged if you are over 50.

The GHS experience At Global Health Source our philosophy is to offer a holistic approach to both clients and candidates. During the last 14 years we have built strong relationships with clients all over Australia, and recruit on an ongoing basis to established facilities nationwide. Each discipline is managed by a specific consultant, who will oversee the entire recruitment process. We understand the stresses and strains of making an overseas move and work with you to make your relocation as smooth as possible. We maintain contact with you after arrival and are on-hand to discuss issues related to settling in, especially during those first few months when you may be finding your new life a challenge. Choosing Global Health Source offers you the opportunity to explore the kind of work and lifestyle that appeals most to you. Whether you intend to travel temporarily or permanently, our established relationships with clients in both public and private sectors, and widespread knowledge of locations throughout Australia, can assist you in making the best decision for you and your family. GHS excel in the facilitation of visas for health professionals of all ages. There is no consultancy fee for this service, just the cost of your visa application and incidentals.

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WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system

Our purpose is to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all Western Australians. Our services include: • Public hospitals and community health services • Health protection through public health services and disaster preparedness management • Mental health services including in-patient services, crisis management and community treatment and support services • Aboriginal health services Over the next five years, $5 billion will be invested in healthcare building projects to meet the needs of the future. Across Perth and around the state, WA Health is building a network of hospitals and health services closer to where people live. Regional developments will ease the pressure on families and individuals who have to travel long distances to Perth for care and treatment. We employ 40,000 staff and provide health services across the state of Western Australia to around 2.3 million people in metropolitan, rural and remote areas. In 2012, we: • Handled 985,550 emergency department visits • Completed 82,477 elective surgery cases • Carried out 104,848 breast cancer screenings The UK Recruitment Office in London has been established to assist doctors, nurses and midwives with advice about

potential roles within WA Health and opportunities for visa sponsorship. WA Health is currently seeking experienced medical officers with training and experience to fill a variety of speciality roles across our many hospitals and health services including: Pathologists, Intensivists, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Infectious Disease Specialists, General Practitioners, Anaesthetists, Geriatricians, Gastroenterologists, Obstetricians/Gynaecologists, Respiratory Specialists, General Physicians, Emergency Medicine Consultants and Physicians Registrars: General Medical, Surgical, Paediatric, Emergency Medicine, Neonatal, Obstetricians/Gynaecologists Surgeons: General, Spinal, Burns, Transplant, Paediatric and Neonatologist, Plastic and Reconstructive WA Health is seeking experienced registered nurses and midwives throughout the state’s many hospitals, who have at least two years’ recent hospital experience in the UK or Ireland in the following areas: Emergency Department, ICU/ CCU/HDU, Mental Health, Paediatrics/Neonates, Midwifery, General Surgical and Medical, Operating Theatre.

Contact us: email: doctors@wago.co.uk nurses@wago.co.uk website: www.wago.co.uk www.osrecruitment.health.wa.gov.au


As part of the Westpac Group, we’re the oldest – and one of the largest – banks in Australasia with over 190 years of experience looking after the financial needs of our customers. After nearly two centuries, our 12.2 million customers tell us we’re pretty good at it!

Ready to bask in the glow of life here in Australia? Then talk to us now!

Westpac Australia Ever since we started, nearly 200 years ago, we’ve been reaching out to Australia’s newest citizens, coming from all over the world, helping them establish themselves and their families. Today, with over 750,000 migrants arriving every year, we’re going further than ever to welcome new Australians and help them create a new life in Australia. Westpac now has dedicated teams in Australia and overseas who not only speak different languages, but understand the migration journey and the financial needs of all Australians, new and old. That’s why we can proudly say we’re Australia’s First Bank for Migrants. What makes us different In the 195 years we’ve been around, we reckon we’ve proven just how different we are from other banks in Australia. Here are some examples of how we’re helping Australian businesses, our people and our communities: s Rated top bank in the world for sustainability Westpac is the only Australian bank to be included in the 100 Most Sustainable Global Corporations for 2012 s The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service We have supported Surf Life Saving in Australia and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service since 1973) s Westpac’s Davidson Institute supports small business Westpac's Davidson Institute provides specific financial education for businesses and non-profits) s Dedicated support for women in business Westpac is the only Australian bank with a unit exclusively dedicated to supporting women, our Women's Markets team works alongside female business owners and professional women to help them build sustainable and profitable careers. To find out more about Westpac in Australia, visit our website, www.westpac.com.au. We look forward to serving you. Talk to the Westpac London team today. s 0HONE7ESTPAC5+ON EMAILUSAT londonbranch@westpac.com.au, or even pop by to meet us at our branch at 23 Camomile Street, EC3A to learn about the many international services we offer you. s /RVISITUSONLINEhttp://www.westpac.com.au/personalbanking/moving-to-australia/migrant-banking/

This communication is approved by Westpac Banking Corporation. Westpac Banking Corporation is a limited company incorporated in Australia and registered in New South Wales, Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) of Australia with registered number ABN 33 007 457 141 Australian Financial Services Licence no. 233714 (Westpac). Westpac's head office is at 275 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. Westpac is registered in the UK as Branch No. BR106 with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom at 23 Camomile Street, London EC3A 7LL. Westpac is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority. However, all products referred to are provided by Westpac in Australia and as such are afforded the protections of Australian laws which may differ from UK laws. Products and services provided by Westpac in Australia are not subject to the United Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme or rules for the protection of retail clients under the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 – such products and services are instead subject to protections afforded by Australian law. Details about the extent of Westpac's regulation by the Financial Services Authority are available on request. Information is current as at 19 July 2012. This information does not take into account your financial circumstances. Before making a decision, read the Terms & Conditions available at any Westpac Branch or at movingaustralia.westpac.com.au and consider if the product is right for you. Eligibility criteria may apply. Fees and charges apply.


Australia’s ICT industry

Investment in ICT soaring down under By Kelly Van Nelson, National Workforce Planning and Recruitment Director, Ajilon Australia

In recent years, Australian organisations have begun to recognise the efficiencies resulting from increased IT spend. They are now looking to further invest in new technologies that may help reduce the costs of service delivery and improve operational efficiency. As a result, the 2013 enterprise IT spend down under is projected to soar to over A$73 billion. For suppliers and vendors who specialise in IT service offerings the outlook, much like the climate in Australia, is sunny. Across Australia, all major segments of IT spending are expected to increase across 2013. While the natural resources sector has received high profile media attention due to a period of robust investment in oil and gas and mining, it is the consumer-facing industries that will continue to drive innovation and the IT economy over the coming years. The communications, media and services sector is leading the vertical markets with the banking and securities sector also showing strong growth. Projected spend increases are expected in datacentre systems, software, IT and telecoms services, and the devices segment including PCs, tablets, and mobile phones. IT priority projects during 2013 continue to focus on virtualisation, IT security, cloud storage management and record management. Front office systems which drive customer engagements are high on the agenda. CRM, BI and analytics, and investment in mobile solutions will also continue to flourish, all supporting a positive customer experience whilst driving a strong software and services

market. Beginning in 2014 markets aligned to big data and other information management initiatives, such as enterprise content management, data integration tools, and data quality tools, will begin to see increased levels of investment. Many organisations are moving towards a new technology set or are changing development methodologies to adopt an agile approach. With pressure on Australia’s multi-billion digital technology economy to meet project demands, the need for talented and experienced international migrants is essential to meet the scarcity of key ICT skills. Many large organisations are developing strategic international recruitment strategies to place them ahead of the competition in the search for the best global talent to deliver key projects. Australia is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, with a glorious climate, endless stretches of stunning coastline, and an excellent work and lifestyle balance. It also offers one of the world’s highest employment rates. The flexible labour market in Australia has high levels of casual and part time work, coupled with a fairly high minimum wage. The attraction for the migration of skilled workers is easy to identify. A technology boom is spreading through Australia as a result of wider recognition of the need to focus on ICT investments to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and offer a better customer experience down under. If you have the skills and talent, and a desire to see the world, perhaps Australia will be your next destination of choice. For more information about Ajilon, please visit our website:

www.ajilon.com.au


CITI Recruitment can help you secure a great IT job in Australia

We have clients based within all the major Australian cities who are looking to sponsor overseas IT candidates right now. CITI Recruitment is proud to have won Seek SARA Awards for Best Small IT Recruitment Agency 2012/2013. Our IT recruitment/IT jobs services cover the following IT industries and technical domains: • IT operations, IT delivery and IT management professionals • Business intelligence, data warehousing performance and information management professionals • Software development professionals • Enterprise integration implementation, BPM, SOA & ERP application development professionals • Cloud, SalesForce, ECM and digital media development professionals • IT vendor and systems integration specialists - IBM, Oracle and Microsoft • IT project and transformation management • Data warehousing and data architects - big data and data analysis • Mobility/portal/BYOD consultants • IT solutions sales – IBM sales, TIBCO sales, oracle sales, IT BDM, IT sales managers • IT architecture, IT road-mapping and business analysts Clients: Our clients range from niche specialist IT firms to some of the largest national Australian firms. We can help you find a job in a range of industries including IT consulting, financial,

insurance, telco and engineering. Our clients include well known global companies such as IBM, SKM, Westfield, Macquarie Bank, Serco and SMS. Sponsorship and overseas assistance: Most of our clients are able to sponsor overseas applicants and are happy to conduct interviews over the phone and webcam. Some of our clients offer relocation packages and some offer Living Away from Home Allowance. CITI Recruitment is a member-owner of the NPA Worldwide recruitment network. We have partner offices in the UK, South Africa, Asia-Pacific and the USA meaning we can offer advice and conduct interviews in your local country if required. Moving and immigration: We have partnered with several migration agents including Working In Australia to help make your transition to Australia an easy one. Many of our own consultants have migrated to Australia themselves so we have first hand experience and advice on the process. .

Contact us: email: info@citirecruitment.com website: www.citirecruitment.com


Moving to Australia: the M factor By Mandy Harris, Corporate Migration Manager, Working In

So, you’ve given it some thought, had a chat with your nearest and dearest and watched enough episodes of Neighbours and Home & Away to have developed the required nasal twang to make you fit right into your new dream life in Australia. Then you made the fatal error of starting the real research and, before you knew it, you were curled up in the fetal position in the front room, singing Swing Low Sweet Chariot and promising yourself you’d never stray again. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. The process of migrating is huge, not just from a legislative point of view, but also logistics, costs, and perhaps most importantly, the emotional strain that it induces. There are few things in life more unsettling than living with one foot in two continents – unable to move forward in your old life and unable to put roots down in your new destination. We call this the M factor – migration ready, move ready and mightily motivated. Yes, it’s tongue-in-cheek, sure, but stay with me - there are definitely parallels to the TV show with a similar name. Firstly, the world is full of people who think they have the M factor. For example, there are those who go at it like the proverbial bull in a china shop and then pull up at the last minute. This is after investing a significant amount of money and realising that they actually don’t have that last piece of drive to leave behind all that is familiar and comfortable in return for an uncertain future in a foreign land full of strangers. They’re like the folk who get to the auditions, all bluster and confidence, and then freeze in the wings while waiting for their turn.

Then there are those who are pushed into it by others - their partners, friends or family, who tell them repeatedly that it’s the right thing to do. But deep inside, they know that they really don’t want it and end up miserable, trapped in living out someone else’s dream. But then there are those who are so right, and so ready, and don’t even know it. Or maybe they do know it, but just don’t know what to do with it. That’s where working with an expert comes in. Definitely less judgmental than those on that TV show, a Registered Migration Agent will offer you sound, honest feedback on what your options are and advice on the process. The good ones will make sure that they spend time with you, understanding what you hope to achieve, what your goals are, and what your timeline expectations are, and then will put a plan in place to help you achieve those. In some cases, you may get answers that you don’t want – but those answers might stop you making an expensive and humbling mistake. In other cases, you may get information that you hadn’t considered that put a new spin on the direction you thought you wanted to take. But in all cases, you’ll come away from the experience wiser and more knowledgeable. Don’t take a chance on missing out on a life that you’ve always dreamed of by trying to undertake something as legally complex and emotionally challenging as an international relocation on your own. Speak to the experts – like Working In.

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O Canada! Land of Mounties, maple syrup and moose - yet offering so much more to globe-trotting professionals. Far-ranging opportunities across a range of disciplines mean Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job market is just as diverse as the landscape. Currently facing shortages in key areas, including the skilled trades and engineering, your skills and experience could find you a new home in Canada. With its cities consistently topping lists of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best places to live, it offers the chance to settle in awe-inspiring surrounds alongside its famously friendly inhabitants. Make the move to Canada with Working In.


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Focus on British Columbia

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Working in the Canadian oil and gas industry

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Beautiful Nova Scotia

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Construction and engineering in Canada By Sarah Idle, web and marketing writer, Working In

For construction and engineering professionals considering a move overseas, Canada is a hard choice to ignore. Not only does it boast spectacular scenery for exploring and an enviable lifestyle, it also offers world-leading projects that are currently suffering from acute skill shortages. Canada has a variety of mega-projects that could create a decade-long boom in domestic construction. These megaprojects are driven by a global demand for mining products, fossil fuels and hydroelectricity and include billion dollar projects in Newfoundland, British Columbia and Quebec. As such, industry experts are predicting that construction employment will remain at all-time record high levels in Canada over the next decade as these resource projects peak. In fact, Canada needs an estimated 319,000 new construction workers between 2012 and 2020 just to keep up with current construction demands. Yet as Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ageing population â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including skilled workers with decades of experience within the Canadian construction and engineering industries - begins its downshift to retirement, employers are struggling to find the labour to fulfil all of this work. Nationwide, an estimated 219,000 construction workers are expected to retire, meaning the industry will need to replace more than 20 per cent of its current workforce over the next decade.

This skills gap is being felt particularly strongly by the engineering labour markets. An analysis of these markets show a saturation of recent graduates with little or no experience but a shortage of experienced engineers with five or more years of practical experience and the specialised, experience-based technical skills that employers require. As a result of these labour shortages, and in the hopes of attracting world-class talent, Canada is currently overhauling its immigration policies. This is expected to make the immigration system easier, more efficient and more flexible and will be open for applications from May 4, 2013. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeking a lifestyle shift, the chance to experience a new culture alongside famously friendly inhabitants or leading, multi-million dollar projects, Canada could be the perfect next home for your construction and engineering skills.

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People. Passion. Performance.

Maple Reinders is a national Canadian owned dynamic group of companies with over 45 years of expertise constructing industrial plants, offices, warehouses, commercial buildings, sewage and water treatment plants, composting facilities and energy from waste ventures. We rank amongst the top 20 contractors in Canada and have consistently been recognised as a Best Employer and a Best Managed Canadian Company. As part of our expansion strategy, we are looking for talented, dynamic professionals to augment our steady growth plans for roles in our seven offices across Canada.

• Competitive benefit programs • Giving back to employees • About giving back to the community by donating at least 10% of profits to charitable organisations • About integrity in building excellence Cutting edge: • LEED certified projects • Project innovation • New technologies What we can do for you: • Assist with work permits, immigration and provide relocation allowances • Provide a supportive family culture with a strong focus on safety and delivering a quality product

Our jobs rock: • Sr Project Manager (project size $25-100m) • Project Manager (project size $5-15m) • Estimating Manager – Water/Waste Water • Sr Estimator – Design/Build, ICI Division • Quality Manager

If you’d like to be a part of this winning team, please send your resume, project list and cover letter to Sue or Lisa at hr@maple.ca

We care: • About our employees • Excellent training and career development programs • Reward and recognition program • Access to gyms and personal trainers

Contact us:

See our website for additional information – www.maple.ca

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Join our team

Christensen & McLean Roofing Co. is a commercial /industrial roofing company, located in Edmonton, Alberta. We are a strong vibrant company that has played a significant role within the roofing industry in Alberta. We specialise in construction techniques specific to cold climates and emphasise high quality, safe applications of well designed and proven roof systems. As a result of this approach our firm is known for its established record of stability and reliable service to our large and diverse client base. Since 1958, Christensen & McLean Roofing Co. has grown on a steady basis reflecting our success in matching client needs and building strong relationships. Many of our highly skilled senior personnel, including the owner, began their roofing careers with Christensen & McLean Roofing Co. Combined with our core of skilled tradesmen we strive to provide our clients with the highest level of workmanship and professionalism. When selecting Christensen & McLean Roofing Co. as your employer, you can be sure that you will be trained to the highest standard of safety and industry training. Being a contractor of choice to our employees is as important to us as being the contractor of choice for clients.

Qualifications: Applicants with Roofing Trade Certification / Manufacturers Training shall be priority. Equal consideration shall be given to those who have not completed technical training but can provide validation of having a minimum of three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; flat roofing experience. Applicants must have working knowledge of the installation of flat roofing systems and must be a quality FELTER as a minimum. This is not an entry level position, only experienced flat roofers will be considered. Please visit our website for more information on our company.

Contact us: email: rick@cmroofing.ca website: www.cmroofing.ca


Come work for the largest nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complex in Canada – Medicine Hat, Alberta

Medicine Hat facility: We are Canada’s largest nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complex, providing vital nutrients to farmers throughout western Canada and the northern tier of the United States. We operate two Kellogg Ammonia Plants and one Stamicarbon Urea Plant.

• Proven technical and supervisory skills in a plant environment, mentoring and coaching • Demonstrated experience in the application of continuous quality improvement principles • The individual also must have proven business abilities, leadership and managerial skills • Legally eligible to work in Canada • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Currently employing approximately 200 CF staff plus 40 contractors, CFI (MH) has been in operation since 1976. The company and its employees are committed to high environmental, health and safety standards to ensure the protection of workers, the surrounding community and the environment.

About Medicine Hat: Alberta’s sixth largest city, Medicine Hat is known widely as “the sunniest city in Canada”, family friendly and within easy reach of Calgary and the US border, a city of 60,000, with a wide range of summer and winter activities within easy reach.

The role: We are seeking a technically astute engineer with proven people leading skills to head our well established engineering group. Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for administering and coordinating all engineering activities on the plant site to ensure reliability of equipment and operations. A full position description is available on our website: www.canadian-fertilizers.com Essential required experience: • Graduate Engineer (Mechanical, Chemical or Process) • P. Eng designation or eligibility (for more information on whether you would qualify, please see the governing body APEGA.com) • Minimum of 10 years’ progressive experience in a Petrochemical or refining industry. Preference will be given to fertilizer manufacturing experience

How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV/resume and a covering letter to our Human Resources Department (see contact details below). Further details are available by telephoning in confidence the HR department. Relocation assistance available.

Contact us: CF Chemicals, Ltd. Human Resources Department Telephone: 001 (403) 525- 4351 Fax: 001 (403) 528-7364 Email: hr@canadian-fertilizers.com


Focus on British Columbia By Alexandra Axsen, owner/managing broker, Lake Okanagan Realty

Coming off the heels of the global economic meltdown of 2008 and the continuing European sovereign debt crisis, the classic mantra for buying real estate “location, location, location” has now been replaced with “jobs, jobs, jobs”. Savvy investors such as Mortimer Zuckerman and Jorge Perez figured this out early in their careers, building thousands of apartment buildings and office towers in the path of job growth. Both investors are currently on Forbes list of richest real estate billionaires. Astute buyers have always purchased properties with positive cash flow, potential for property value appreciation, investment safety and retirement security. The burning question is: where do you find these ideal properties? The answer is in areas that possess strong job growth accompanied by a stable economy. Canada’s northern resources, mainly oil and gas, are expeditiously turning Canada into a global economic powerhouse. British Columbia is the shining beacon within Canada, leading Canada’s job growth with 51,700 new jobs created in 2012 alone. A booming economy is almost always followed by an increase in population growth which creates a demand for housing. A shortage of housing supply combined with a high population growth results in housing prices being driven upwards as you can’t create more raw land (unless you live in Dubai). BC’s natural gas industry alone has the potential to create $1.5 trillion of economic activity over the next 30 years.

In addition to a solid investment, British Columbians enjoy a higher quality of life than average. British Columbia is the most active and environmentally rich province. It has Canada’s lowest personal provincial income tax rates, an abundance of natural resources and offers diverse recreational activities – set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Rocky Mountains in the east, residents have the option of camping, hiking, fishing, boating, beachcombing, golfing, skiing, etc. British Columbia has over 280 communities across the province, from close-knot small towns to larger urban centres like Vancouver. Whatever you are looking for, British Columbia has it. British Columbia even boasts Canada’s highest overall education levels and highest life expectancy. With recent changes to skilled worker immigration programs, there are more options available for overseas people wishing to immigrate to British Columbia. Skilled trades are highly sought out and generously compensated in Canada in comparison to average pay levels for the same jobs offered overseas. Skilled workers are selected as permanent residents based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English and/or French, and other criteria that have been shown to help them become economically established in Canada. Immigrating is a lengthy process but the rewards and future security are well worth the investment. Real estate is the investment vehicle that has created more wealth than any other financial instrument in history. With its abundance of natural resources, strong currency, stable economy and rapid job growth, there has never been a better time to call British Columbia home!

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Working in the Canadian oil and gas industry By Mark Salkeld, president and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada

Beginning 30 years ago, I started on my career path in Canada’s oil and gas industry and I am still enjoying it. Over the years I have benefitted from the exceptional opportunity to travel not just across Canada but throughout the world. While my travels have elevated my experience and exposure to diverse working experiences, I would say some of the greatest learnings for me have come from meeting people from all over the world, many of whom started their careers also in Canada’s oil patch or had some opportunity to work in Canada throughout their careers. What makes Canada unique as a training ground are the wide ranging opportunities, whether it be oilfield related trades, professional careers in oil and gas or starting from the ground up in the field. Canadian companies are becoming increasingly involved in supporting employee development either in-house or through institutions such as universities and/or technical training schools. I purposely used “and/or” in the preceding sentence because that was my experience. I began 30 years ago as a tradesman repairing all manner of rigs including service, drilling, seismic, heli-portable and rat-hole rigs and because I was open to change and challenge I was provided with the opportunity to return to school through company education plans and eventually achieved a MBA supported and sponsored by my employer. Over the years I have been afforded a diversity of professional roles having gained invaluable experience in operations, human resources, safety, training, procurement, asset management and much more. What all of this did was provide

me with a well-rounded background and great insights that act as a foundation for the leadership position I now hold. The other important aspect of gaining a career in oil and gas in Canada is the exposure to leading edge technology, innovation, safety and cooperation between service providers and producers. The well site a lot of times becomes the laboratory for testing new down hole technologies, new equipment and new operating procedures. Learning management of change processes in support of in-field research and development lends itself to attaining high levels of communication skills, leadership and safety. People that work their way through a career in the Canadian oil and gas industry are highly respected and desirable to employ in other parts of the world because of the exceptional reputation employees trained and developed in Canada have for the knowledge they hold and their ability to get the work done safely, efficiently and productively. There are 17 subsectors of Canada’s petroleum services besides drilling and service rigs, which include everything from pumping services, coiled tubing, and manufacturing. Jobs span from field work to engineering, petroleum technologist and drilling fluids specialists. There are opportunities abound in Canada for careers and for world class training and education. Canada’s oil and gas industry is a major destination for those people looking to be well trained and well respected petroleum service professionals. I have worked on four continents both on-shore and off-shore. I have worked with exceptional people all over the world, which alone has been an excellent education. I confidently extend an invitation to those that are interested to come to Canada to begin and enjoy a career either here or use it to go abroad or back home with the knowledge that you have been trained by the best in a best of class environment!

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Healthcare work in Canada By Dennis E. A. Brazolot, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant), Brazolot Migration Group

Having had the opportunity to live and work in four different countries, I can honestly say I am proud of the healthcare system here in my country. I am born and raised in Ontario. My mother was a nurse and I have a sister who is currently a nurse, another sister is a doctor of genetics, and my father and brother have both served as Chairman and member on the Board of Governors for the local hospital. Does this make me an expert? By no means, however I can hopefully provide some insight through my perspective. Canadian healthcare is provided through a publicly funded system (i.e. like the NHS in the UK) and the government guarantees the quality of care across the country through provincially administered programs. The Canadian public, having been introduced to socialised medicine (its roots starting in 1940s), strongly support a public system as opposed to a for-profit system. The Government of Canada spends approximately 10.4% of the GDP on healthcare which is slightly above the OECD average. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) has many functions in Canada. This department helps employees and employers with a range of services and they work closely with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). One report they publish is The Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPD), which forecasts summaries for all healthcare occupations from 2011 to 2020. The clusters are listed as follows: a) Physicians, dentists and veterinarians b) Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals c) Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists d) Therapy and assessment professionals

e) Nurse supervisors and registered nurses f) Medical technologists/technicians (except dental health) g) Technical occupations in dental health care h) Other technical occupations in healthcare (except dental) i) Assisting occupations in support of health services The COPD predicts the opportunities in the next decade - the ‘hot’ employment areas are highlighted above. Job Futures is another resource provided by HRSDC which can provide a specific overview of the prospects of almost any occupation. HRSDC lists the future prospects of any occupation in three simple categories – poor, fair and good. Of the 51 listed healthcare occupations, only chiropractors, medical laboratory technicians, veterinary and animal health techs, denturists, dental technologists and dental assistants are listed in my province as being fair over the next cycle period. All other 45 healthcare occupations are rated as good. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently had a high demand occupations list, encouraging some trades and occupations to Canada. It’s interesting to note that 33% of the occupations listed have been in healthcare. Registration and licensing are a provincial matter and research into your occupation can show you what is required to become regulated in your profession in Canada. We are the second largest country in the world and take the highest migrants per capita then any other. We have a lot of room for new Canadians. See you soon! Research and references taken from: www.hrsdc.gc.ca, www.payscale.com, www.cic.gc.ca, www.healthcoalition.ca

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Beautiful Nova Scotia By Deborah Bayer, Communications Advisor, Department of Labour and Advanced Education

It was midnight and Fady Nashat was exhausted after a trip to the United States. He waited as an immigration officer reviewed his documents at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada. “And he just said, ‘Welcome home’ and that really hit me,” Nashat recalls. He is proud to call Nova Scotia home. With help from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, Nashat became a permanent resident of Canada in 2009. His journey began in 2007 when he left his family and friends in Cairo, Egypt, to spend his final year of undergraduate studies at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia. For centuries, Nova Scotia has been welcoming visitors with open arms, a tradition that has led to its diverse culture. New arrivals often become lifelong residents, contributing to Nova Scotia’s economic and social development. “I wanted to see what it feels like to go in a different country, speak a different language all the time, to communicate with different people, get out of my comfort zone and reach out and see what’s out there in life,” Nashat says about his decision to study abroad. “Cape Breton was a really nice spot because people there are very, very welcoming. They really spend the time with you. I feel like in huge cities this luxury doesn’t exist.” Nashat has also found a strong sense of community in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The certified project management professional is a project co-ordinator at NTT DATA Canada, Inc., formerly Keane, Canada, Inc.

“I always call working at my job the superman department,” he says, describing how it follows projects from start to finish for NTT DATA clients. Nashat’s role includes software development. He gets to focus on the hardware side in his part-time work as an IBM technician lead for Kelly Services. In addition to his busy work schedule, Nashat makes time for studying, volunteering and going out with friends. “If we’re not learning every day, there’s no progress,” says Nashat, whose future plans include becoming a senior project manager. He successfully completed the IT Infrastructure Library Foundation Examination and, also earned the credential of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. Nashat happily shares what he’s learned with the community. He’s drawing on his project management skills as event chairman for the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Run for Diabetes – Halifax. He also volunteers as a “connector” with the Greater Halifax Partnership’s Halifax Connector Program where he helps newcomers make professional contacts in their field. Nashat is giving back after benefiting as a participant. Nashat also appreciates the architecture in Halifax, its ocean views and his short commute to work. When asked why he chose to stay in Nova Scotia after completing his degree he was quick to answer. “It was hard for me not to. I’ve seen so much that I couldn’t say no. I’ve seen what the people are like here, how beautiful the environment is, how clean and empty the streets are … I’ve built a lot of friendships here in Nova Scotia and built a really great community.” For more information about Nova Scotia, visit

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Canada’s visa system: a look ahead to Canada’s immigration system in 2013 By Dennis Brazolot, RCIC

Canada’s immigration policies and procedures are constantly changing and it is important to keep up to date, especially as these changes may affect your application. If you can’t keep up, I’d suggest hiring a professional, to help you navigate the constantly changing rules and regulations. Regulated consultants are professionals who are equipped with the latest information on immigration law, procedures and practices and go about their business according to a strict, enforceable Code of Professional Ethics. Navigating 2013 and beyond Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) accepts applications for permanent residence under the following categories: 1) Family: For those with close family ties to Canada; 2) C  anadian Experience Class: For those with recent study or work experience in Canada; 3) Economic: For qualified trades people and professionals; 4) Business: For investors and self-employed applicants; 5) Provincial nomination: For those settling in a specific provincial region; 6) Humanitarian: For those with unique and compassionate circumstances. In addition there are a number of temporary (work permit and study permit) visa classes. The first step to take is to consider exactly what you are looking for. Do you intend to relocate to Canada permanently or temporarily? Your answer will determine which visa class or classes and application fees will apply to you. As we stand today, the major changes are the following:

Federal Skilled Trade Visa (FSTP) This is a new visa category introduced in January 2013. To apply, you must meet the following criteria: • plan to live outside the province of Quebec; • meet the required levels in English or French; • have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply; • meet all job requirements as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC); and • have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year; Or • a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial body. Your work experience must be in a trade included on the CIC Skilled Trades occupation list. Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Category (FSWP) CIC uses a points system to assess all candidates who want to apply for permanent residence in Canada under the FSWP. A candidate must obtain at least 67 points to qualify (this is unchanged since September 2003). As of July 1, 2012, CIC has stopped accepting applications under the FSWP and will start accepting applications again on May 4, 2013 with a revised points grid. The FSWP selects immigrants based on their ability to succeed in Canada, and CIC is introducing a number of changes to FSWP. Language: CIC is significantly increasing the maximum points awarded for the applicant’s proficiency in English or French. Language is now the most important factor on the points table.


Age: The revised points table benefits younger immigrants by awarding a maximum of 12 points up to age 35, with diminishing points from 35 to age 46. There will be no points given after age 46; however, workers aged 47 or older will continue to be eligible to apply should they qualify. Education: The new regulations require a mandatory assessment of foreign educational credentials to determine their equivalency to an educational credential in Canada. Adaptability: Points will now be available for the spouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s English or French language ability. Overall, the new and revised FSWP will enable CIC to select younger skilled workers, proficient in English or French, who can integrate more rapidly and successfully into the Canadian labour market and be active members of the workforce for a longer period of time. CIC is constantly looking at ways to improve its systems and processes. Make sure you keep up-to-date with any changes that may affect you and your dream of relocating to Canada. About the author Dennis Brazolot, RCIC, is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, a Member in Good Standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) #R408191 and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC). He has been practicing immigration since 1995. He is a specialist in the European market and travels regularly to the UK and Europe for personal and private consultations. Dennis can be contacted on +1 450 458 2186 or d.brazolot@brazolotgroup.com.

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Haere mai to New Zealand (Maori for welcome). With a distinct cultural heritage, vastly varied landscapes and laidback locals, New Zealand offers an enviable new life to professionals. The demand for skills remains high, especially as the Christchurch rebuild gathers pace, and New Zealand is happy to look internationally to fill its skill shortages. Beyond the progressive career opportunities, there’s snow-capped mountains to explore, bubbling mud pools to gawp in awe at and plenty of activites ending in “ing” - walking, surfing, snorkelling, bungee jumping, sailing... if it’s an outdoor idyll you’re after, look no further than New Zealand.


Editorials Living and working in New Zealand

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Make the move to Taranaki

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Can you help rebuild Christchurch?

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Christchurch: rising from the rubble

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Jobs in New Zealand healthcare

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ICT in New Zealand

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Living and working in New Zealand By Hanna Waddington, Visa Delivery Manager, Working In

We all dream of a better life, usually after winning the lottery. Now, living in another country won’t necessarily change that dream, but it may make the reality easier to bear. What makes New Zealand so wonderful? Well, perhaps it’s because it isn’t where you come from! Maybe it’s the climate, or the people. With such a beautiful assortment of natural wonders, wildlife, waterways and settlements, New Zealand has something for everyone. The old adage of the grass being greener … well, it’s quite true. New Zealand is one of the greenest westernised countries you could imagine in both appearance and attitude. Spending time in-front of the TV watching your life slip by just isn’t an option as New Zealanders are such an active bunch. With an intuitive sense of adventure, the running, tramping (like rambling but cooler), cycling, sailing and general outdoorsy past times are infectious. With most of New Zealand experiencing at least 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, it’s hard to resist being outdoors. New Zealand is a wonderful country of opposites, with beautiful beaches, snowy peaks, sand dunes and glaciers. The vast expanse of rolling hills, farm land and forests is breath-taking. Talking of grass, New Zealand is one of the top five dairy exporters in the world. The top five countries supply around 90% of dairy products on the international market. For each person who lives here, New Zealand produces 100kg of butter and 65kg of cheese each year. That’s a lot of dairy!

All of this is perhaps why there’s such an attraction to this corner of the world. In 2011-2012 1,341,122 visa holders entered New Zealand. This is a number which has been steadily rising over the last few years. But life isn’t all one long holiday, although it may feel like it when you are doing something you’d never do at home, such as commuting to work on a ferry, or climbing a volcano at the weekend. But surely that’s a good thing? It serves as a constant reminder why the process of migrating was worth it. However, even on the other side of the world, the holiday isn’t eternal and some hard graft has to be done in order to enjoy the pleasures New Zealand holds. Starting work in a new country is always a daunting thing – no matter what your occupation may be. In 2011-2012, 170,202 people entered New Zealand with visas allowing them to work. Most of these were based on their skills or offers of employment already in hand. For a country of little over four million, this is a huge influx of migrants. So many people make the dream a reality. Like with any new adventure the key is to be open minded, flexible and prepared to be challenged.

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Guaranteed temporary or permanent full time jobs throughout New Zealand Competitive remuneration packages and conditions In-house immigration assistance Accommodation assistance (where required)

AWF Group are New Zealand’s leader in the recruitment and placement of temporary and permanent staff to industry. We are always looking for team players who enjoy their work and bring a friendly cooperative approach. If you are thinking about working anywhere in New Zealand, and possess the skills and attributes required, talk to us first. We have hundreds of jobs to fill now! For jobs available visit www.awfjobs.co.nz or www.jobsforchristchurch.co.nz For more information about us visit www.awf.co.nz or facebook.com/jobsforchristchurch


Explore Auckland Transport – the new organisation with an old history!

Auckland Transport is passionate about delivering transport to Aucklanders. We strive to provide reliable public transport, build and maintain our local roads, ferry wharves, cycle ways and walkways. Our vision is to deliver transport choices to get you where you want, when you want. Auckland Transport was established on 1 November 2010 which marked the first time in Auckland’s history that all transport functions and operations have come under one organisation, bringing together the transport expertise and functions of eight local and regional councils across Auckland. Transport your career A key difference that Auckland Transport can offer you is the chance to be part of the growth of a new organisation with the opportunity to be involved in dynamic and meaningful projects. As well as having the size and scope to offer you career growth and learning opportunities, we also have a strong commitment to health and wellbeing - as part of looking after our people. We pride ourselves on offering work/life balance, benefits that will look after your heath, financial and individual well-being, and a cultural mix which makes your working environment here truly attractive.

Making the move to Auckland Auckland is simply stunning! Our rain forested ranges and wild surf beaches, glistening harbours and islands nestling next to a dynamic city centre, means we have something for everybody. Voted the 3rd in the world and top in the Asia Pacific region on the Mercer Quality of Living scale we really are a liveable city! Home to over 100 ethnicities with a population growing to nearly 1.5 million people, we open our arms to the world and embrace the uniqueness that new people bring. There are many great things on offer for people working at Auckland Transport. Come join us and let’s work together to deliver a world-class transport system that makes Auckland the best place to live, work and play! For information on our people, current vacancies, training and benefits, relocation packages, visit our website http://careers.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/home or contact us on +64 9 355 3553 and ask for Human Resources Recruitment.

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BritsNZ Ltd has over 35 years’ worth of x within the UK pensions’ arena

We are a New Zealand-based business who help people, primarily from the UK, realise their dreams of moving to NZ (as we did some nine years ago). Whilst we cover all aspects of emigrating to NZ we specialise in people’s financial migration and in particular on the movement of UK pension benefits. The company has its own authorised financial adviser, Mike Cole (registration no: FSP115444 – and who also has UKbased qualifications) along with an administration manager, Alexandra Cole. BritsNZ Ltd has over 35 years’ worth of experience in financial services, predominately within the UK pensions’ arena. Eight of those years have been spent as a front line adviser in the UK, and we now have nine plus years in New Zealand. In general terms, most UK company and personal pensions can be transferred to NZ. There are some serious tax issues to be aware of and there are very strict rules (imposed by the UK HMRC) on how and where you can transfer your benefits to and then how and when you can access those benefits.

We offer a range of packages as follows: • UK pension transfer only (UK or NZ based) • Full service emigration package • Financial migration package only We can also make bespoke packages for some people, depending on their own situation – crucially you are never a number to us. Having emigrated ourselves, we know how important it is that you have a completely personal and ethical service (no matter which package you may choose) as emigrating is a major, life-changing but intensely personal event! Don’t delay - contact us today for a free telephone consultation! Call or write to us: • SKYPE address mutleyson • +64 21 759411 Note: NZ is 12 hours ahead of the UK!

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Hire A Hubby is one of New Zealand’s best known, most successful services franchises

Just ask Shaun Penprase, winner of the Hubby Search 2009 Nissan Ute! Shaun was drawn as the winner from 25 new Hire A Hubbys who purchased their franchise during the 2009 Nationwide Hubby Search campaign. Shaun and his wife Louise came to New Zealand from the United Kingdom in July 2009. Their story is similar to many UK couples who come out to New Zealand to begin a new life. While Louise had a job lined up, Shaun needed a suitable venture so he could take advantage of his passion for DIY and his people skills. Working for himself in his own sustainable, profitable business – with enough time for family and making new friends – was the reason behind his decision to purchase one of the Hire A Hubby franchise areas in Auckland. Eight years ago, Hire A Hubby was launched into New Zealand. There was a real opportunity in the market for a professional home maintenance service as customers were finding that they couldn’t find tradespeople to do urgent jobs around the home.

Now, Hire A Hubby is a household name and Hubbies undertake much, much more than just urgent maintenance calls. With the motto ‘from the front gate to the back fence – and everything in between’, Hire A Hubby is positioned well as the single point of contact for all the jobs around the home. A Hire A Hubby franchise is a great lifestyle choice, and puts you in control of your own destiny. Investment in a Hire A Hubby franchise is NZ$45,000 including the start up package, training and industry leading accountancy software.

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Green Acres could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for

Green Acres is the largest and most successful home services group in New Zealand. The business was founded in 1991 and continues to show a track record of growth with over 650 franchises nationwide. The constant loyalty of clients throughout New Zealand proves that there’s widespread approval of our philosophy, our processes and our Green Acres brand. Our franchise method gives you an easy to understand agreement, total training and the full support of the Green Acres network. Yes, you are in business from day one with guaranteed clients and guaranteed amount of work – income starts from $1,500 per week! We have new franchise opportunities available in towns and cities throughout New Zealand so the choice is yours.

Commercial cleaning – this business involves some early mornings, late afternoons and evening work. The perfect franchise for couples/partners. Regardless of your experience one of these franchises could be exactly what you’re looking for; the chance to take control of your own destiny in your own business. For those interested in a managerial or business development role we also have a number of Master Franchisee opportunities available. Whether you’re interested for yourself, or want to work with your wife, husband or partner, a Green Acres franchise can give you and your family the personal and financial independence you desire.

Franchises available in: Lawn and garden care – plenty of variety, working outside and the security of a five-day week with steady year-round work. Suitable for individuals or partners. Home cleaning – good business for a couple or individual with the security of a five-day week filled with no worries about the season or weather.

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Make the move to Taranaki By Venture Taranaki

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TARANAKI Te Puna Umanga

Around the world there aren’t many places where you can ski and surf on the same day. Of those, there are even fewer that offer you both a lifestyle and job opportunities as well. But Taranaki, a funky little region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, offers you all this and more. The province is legendary – literally. Maori legend has it that the picture-perfect mountain at the heart of the region which stood in for Mt Fuji in the Tom Cruise movie The Last Samurai – ended up on its current site after losing a battle for the heart of pretty Mount Pihanga. These days the environment is behind an enviable lifestyle, in more ways than one. The Taranaki lifestyle is so good that the region’s capital city, New Plymouth, was crowned the best small city in the world at the Liveable Communities Awards. Influential Kiwi magazine North & South judged it New Zealand’s best place to live, work and play in 2008. Outside of business hours the region’s landscape gets well utilised, with dozens of surf breaks dotted around its coast, plus hundreds of miles of walking and hiking trails – ranging from the sedate to the seriously extreme – and dozens of parks, gardens and beaches to explore. The land is also driving the region’s economy, and it’s one of the world’s sweet spots when it comes to job opportunities and economic growth. This strong performance – New Plymouth is consistently amongst the best performing cities in New Zealand – is fuelled by a region rich in what the locals call ‘Black Gold’ (oil and gas) and ‘White Gold’ (dairy production).

Taranaki is the place to be if you’re looking to progress your career in the oil and gas and engineering fields, with all of New Zealand’s oil and gas production in the region, meaning you can work in the industry without living in the middle of a desert or an ocean, and tap into that legendary lifestyle easily. Spreading the word about Taranaki’s many charms and career opportunities is the job of Venture Taranaki, the Regional Development Agency and first point of contact if you’re thinking about a move to New Zealand or you’ve got skills in oil and gas, engineering, health or business. “Taranaki is one of those places where people come for a visit or a short contract and end up never leaving,” says Venture Taranaki’s Carrie Thorne, who came here from the UK herself on a one-year working holiday visa nine years ago, and never left. “We’ve got it all, really, from a landscape perfect for outdoor adventures, job opportunities with really innovative companies, a fantastic cafe culture, impressive local amenities and an events calendar that’s one of New Zealand’s most dynamic.” Swap Sides is the flagship campaign to get more people to the region, and compares the realities of life in other parts of the world with life in Taranaki. “In Taranaki it’s pretty hard to be more than a few minutes away from your work, the beach, or the mountain and rushhour usually only takes a few minutes,” says Carrie. “In contrast to living in many parts of the world, Taranaki is a really easy place to live, which means you get more time back in your day to do the things you love.” If you’re looking at New Zealand, look no further than Taranaki at www.swapsides.co.nz, check out the jobs currently on offer at www.taranaki.info/jobs or get in touch with Carrie at carrie@venture.org.nz.

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Can you help rebuild Christchurch? By Catalyst Recruitment

Christchurch has been through a tough couple of years but as the new civil construction season approaches coupled with demolition reaching its conclusion, there will be a significant increase of activity surrounding the city’s rebuild. Much of the work so far has been a temporary fix but as we go forward projects will focus on the replacement and rebuilding of the city’s infrastructure. This includes close to 3,000 commercial buildings and 15,000 homes. The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has just released the city’s blueprint meaning that everyone can work towards solutions. Do you have the skills Christchurch needs? Earthquakes by their very nature are indiscriminate and so experience in all engineering disciplines will be required. New Zealand is gearing up for this colossal project and as it gathers momentum, we will need somewhere between 25,000 30,000 people to participate. Recruitment will occur in the following two areas: Civil infrastructure – currently employing circa 800 – expected to grow to 3,000 staff. The local market has been 100% utilised and those from other parts of the country are returning home – leaving significant vacancies. This is the sector where currently the most progress is being made in relation to interviewing of overseas based candidates. • Senior Project Manager • Project Manager • Site Manager • Project Engineer

Commercial buildings – the real crux of the future workload. As the rebuild gains momentum this is when the real recruitment drive for overseas based candidates is anticipated. • Site Engineers • Construction Managers • Forepersons • Project Managers • Carpenters • Commercial Managers • Senior Scaffolders • Contract Managers • Scaffolders • Quantity Surveyors • Site Engineer • Estimators • Forepersons • Design Managers • Qualified Drainlayers • Site Managers So – not only will the projects be career defining but you will also make a significant humanitarian contribution and in the process gain awesome international exposure. You’ll also enjoy a better lifestyle for you and your family. Are you right for Christchurch? We have compiled a 60-page booklet that provides you with the answers you need to help you decide if Christchurch is right for you and to help you make your move to Christchurch a successful one. We have also produced a 12-page booklet all about moving to New Zealand. Finally we have put together a 14-page brochure comprising a series of articles published in ‘The Press’ explaining the Christchurch CBD blueprint. If you’re serious about being part of the rebuild of Christchurch then you need to read these free reports. • To download the 60-page booklet and 12-page booklet please visit www.tinyurl.com/catalystbooklets • To receive a copy of Christchurch Blueprint brochure - the big projects (14 pages) please email ahopkins@catalystjobs. co.nz, put CHCHBLUE in the subject line and attach your CV.

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Connetics... Rebuilding Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand, took a massive hit with the 2010/11 earthquakes and the city was left in ruins. But out of adversity, comes opportunity and we are now commencing the rebuild of the city. Imagine, a few years down the track, being able to tell your friends and family from around the world that you were there on the ground, rebuilding a city into one of the most modern, beautiful cities in the world. You can bring your grandchildren here in 20 years’ time and point out what projects you were part of. The rebuild of Christchurch is going to be one of the most challenging, but also rewarding and career defining projects New Zealand will ever have. Connetics is Canterbury’s largest contractor in the electricity distribution industry, and as such are going to be at the centre of all things electrical in Christchurch. We want you to be part of it. Our Contracting Services division is responsible for the construction and maintenance of utility networks, including overhead and underground electrical lines; cable networks; a wide range of lighting systems, and a complete service for designing, building, installing and maintaining high-voltage and industrial assets. Connetics also has opportunities to join its teams in Palmerston North and Wellington.

Job opportunities We are interested in hearing from motivated, skilled people with relevant industry experience and a ‘can do’ attitude for the following positions: • Design engineers – power systems and lighting • Technicians – protection, SCADA • Line mechanics and live line mechanics • Electrical fitters and supervisors with high voltage and industrial experience • Electricians • Cable jointers – HV and LV, paper and polymeric cables • Civil construction leading hands, handymen and labourers Supervisors, electrical fitters, electricians, line and live line mechanics will need to qualify for a New Zealand limited registration. For further information see www.ewrb.govt.nz

Contact us: email: jobs@connetics.co.nz website: www.connetics.co.nz


Two and a half thousand minds per hour

Opus is a leading international multidisciplinary consultancy. From conception to completion, our name is synonymous with client-focused excellence. When you work at Opus, you’ll not only be encouraged to develop a challenging, varied and stimulating career – you’ll be encouraged to thrive via personal and professional development opportunities. Our culture We live and work by a set of values that underpin everything that we do – we enjoy our work, we have fun doing it, and we deliver results to our clients with passion, creativity and professionalism. Opus New Zealand prides itself on an open, friendly workspace that fosters personal and professional development. We value innovation, versatility and reliability in our employees. NZ job opportunities Opus NZ is heavily invested in the Christchurch rebuild project following the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, and are actively seeking experienced civil engineers, environmental engineers, project managers, architects and more to join our team.

You’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to be involved in the rebirth of a city, and to shape future seismic design and policy. While the work is Christchurch focussed, due to our country-wide presence there will be the opportunity to live in other New Zealand locations. Why Opus? Our continued success begins and ends with the investment we make in our people. This starts with a very strong set of company values that are at the very heart of what we do. We are a global company that thrives on working together as one team, yet we still maintain a strong local identity and character. Many of our team are globally recognised leaders in their respective fields, giving you the opportunity to work with the best professionals in the business. /opuscareers /CareersAtOpus /company/opus-international-consultants

Contact us: email: nzrecruitment@opus.co.nz website: www.opus.co.nz


Employment opportunities for overseas candidates: temporary and permanent

Tradestaff, founded in 1996, is New Zealand’s leading supplier of temporary and permanent workers to the trades and technical sectors. Over 5,000 New Zealand businesses have used Tradestaff services and in excess of 25,000 New Zealanders (and a substantial number of overseas candidates) have worked for Tradestaff in a variety of roles. Why choose Tradestaff The great thing about aligning yourself with Tradestaff is the variety of work options and opportunities we’re able to put in front of you. When it comes to the technical, trades and construction sectors, our client base is second to none within New Zealand. We’ve got all the industries covered... and that means we’re best placed to find you work to suit your skills and specific requirements. Christchurch rebuild: staff needed urgently Our Christchurch office is experiencing an extreme shortage of staff for both temporary and permanent workers as we move into the earthquake rebuild. Vacancies exist in the following areas • Construction • Truck driving • Engineering • Trades • Warehousing • Labouring • Roading • Mechanics

Intending immigrants Tradestaff has our own in-house Licensed Immigration Adviser with 34 years of private and NZ Government experience. If you are a skilled trades person considering a move to New Zealand, contact us for advice on the immigration process BEFORE you pay fees to immigration advisers promising employment – or worse – failing to warn you that skilled employment is normally mandatory for the final grant of residence. Immigration advisory fees are paid by our employer clients – not candidates – as part of our permanent placement package. Work and travel with Tradestaff With a nationwide network of branches across the whole country, Tradestaff gives you an unique opportunity to work in different parts of New Zealand, while exploring all it has to offer. We have all sorts of temporary work available for you, so whether you start your work and travel experience in New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, or the extreme capital of Queenstown, we can help find you work.

Contact us: email: nzjobs@tradestaff.co.nz website: www.nztradejobs.co.nz


Rob Law Maxrecruitment, the powerhouse of engineering and construction recruitment, nationwide

With over 25 years’ experience ‘engineering great careers’, we are New Zealand’s leading engineering and construction recruitment company operating nationwide. We offer permanent and contract recruitment services nationwide from our Wellington and Auckland offices and are committed to ensure new migrants can pursue their careers, while enjoying the lifestyle New Zealand can offer them and their family. If you have made the descision to move to NZ or are just starting to evaluate the possibility, please contact us. We operate throughout New Zealand (including Christchurch) from our offices based in Wellington and Auckland. We assist applicants across all engineering disciplines from specialist trade/industrial level through to senior management. We have strong and established preferred supplier relationships across NZ including engineering consultancies, contractors, utilities, local and central government.

We have urgent needs in the following sectors: • Construction • Transportation • Civil contracting • Oil and gas • Energy • Project management • Consulting engineering • Planning and surveying We want you! We go to great lengths to help you secure a great career and lifestyle combo in New Zealand. To arrange a time to talk with a consultant or to find out more, visit our website www.roblawmax.co.nz

Contact us: email: alans@roblawmax.co.nz website: www.roblawmax.co.nz


Christchurch, New Zealand: rising from the rubble … and better than ever By Nicky Wagner, Member of Parliament for Christchurch Central

The Christchurch rebuild, following the devastating 2010/2011 earthquakes, is the biggest economic event in New Zealand’s history. And it is well underway. Signs of redevelopment are everywhere and the Canterbury economy is booming – growing at more than twice the rate of the rest of the country in the past year. The current Nationalled Government has earmarked $5.5 billion for the region’s recovery and rebuild, while latest insurance claim estimates top $30 billion. This is, on a New Zealand scale, simply immense. As the Member of Parliament for Christchurch Central, one of this city’s most damaged areas, I am excited about the plans for Christchurch and the blueprint for the new city centre. It has involved extensive professional and community consultation and collaboration, and many anticipate the new CBD will soon become hot property because of its redesigned compact layout. You may well have seen images of the ReStart Container Mall, with its colourful, innovative combinations and inviting atmosphere, while the recently opened central city Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Hub (EPIC) has set out to become a world class campus for innovation-based Canterbury companies. We look forward to the redevelopment of a number of new civic assets, including a 2,000-seat convention centre, new bus interchange, the Avon river green belt and a new 35,000seat stadium. All over the city and Canterbury region, major infrastructure repair and reconstruction is well underway. CEO of the Canterbury Employers’ Chambers of Commerce Peter Townsend is invigorated by the huge financial possibilities in the recovery, anticipating significant involvement as the rebuild continues to gather momentum. He emphasises this is going to go on for a long time.

And given the sheer scale of the rebuild, this means we need to recruit especially skilled people, particularly geotechnical experts and engineers, construction managers and supervisors. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Hon Gerry Brownlee says in the past year, demand for construction project managers and supervisors increased 88% and 356% respectively, such is the volume and scale of projects beginning to come on stream. Migrant input into the rebuild is genuinely welcome. Systems are in place to meet the demand and provide for a rise in population. We want to ensure there is a long-term vision for the rebuild – that this is no boom and bust scenario. We want to sustain a growing population, a booming economy, and a thriving new city. Christchurch is already renowned for its quality schooling, healthy family lifestyle and of course, abundant and diverse recreational opportunities within a very short drive from the city. But with the skills, people power, capital, and palpable enthusiasm pouring into the rebuild, it can only get better. Indeed, Lonely Planet recently ranked Christchurch in the Top Ten cities for 2013, describing it as “rising from the rubble with a breath-taking mix of spirit, determination and flair”. I couldn’t agree more. We are not just rebuilding a city, we are creating something quite special. Christchurch has a vision to become one of the best modern cities of the world and we invite you to be part of it.

www.nickywagner.co.nz


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Jobs in New Zealand healthcare By Kiwi Health Jobs

New Zealand has an excellent public health system that is free or low cost for residents and NZ citizens. It gives families peace of mind, knowing that the care they need will be there, when they need it. The Minister of Health Tony Ryall has said New Zealand’s District Health Boards (DHBs) “are employing more doctors and more nurses than ever before. And there’s a greater focus on preventing illness”. DHBs are responsible for providing or funding the provision of health and disability services throughout New Zealand. Health will receive the largest increase in government spending, with $435 million available to help fund cost pressures and new initiatives in 2012/13. “Despite tight financial times, the Government is spending $14.12 billion in 2012/13 on health – the biggest investment ever”, Mr Ryall states. There are 20 DHBs across the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Health professionals coming to New Zealand are spoilt for choice given the variety of lifestyle options available. Whether it is the buzz of a large metropolitan city or small rural town, there is always access to beautiful beaches, mountains and the great outdoors. New Zealand has a multicultural society and is already home to many overseas health professionals. There are fantastic opportunities for professionals to share knowledge and gain skills in New Zealand’s healthcare system which is comparable to other developed countries around the world.

Currently in New Zealand there are opportunities available for a wide range of health professionals – doctors, nurses, midwives, mental health, allied health, technical and public health. Now is the time to take a look at these opportunities! For professional and lifestyle reasons New Zealand is the place you should be. A study by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine reported that doctors who trained in the UK and have chosen to work in NZ often stay in their adopted country because of higher levels of job satisfaction and a preference for the lifestyle. As well as training and long term career opportunities, respondents also said a better lifestyle, family and travel were other reasons for relocating.* Explore what opportunities New Zealand can provide in your professional area as well as the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Where there are areas of need, DHBs may be able to assist successful candidates with registration and relocation support. Many DHBs have licensed immigration advisors on hand who can also provide advice on the most appropriate visa options. It can take many months of prior planning to relocate a family or an individual, so the support of DHB recruiters can take the stress out of a sometimes stressful situation. If you are motivated to take that next step, New Zealand is an exciting place to live and work. A career in the public health sector offers numerous opportunities to develop professionally. A good work-life balance means you’ll also have time to experience the Kiwi lifestyle for yourself and your family. *Source: 10.1258/jrsm.2011.110146: http://jrsm.rsmjournals. com/content/105/1/25

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We aim to achieve first world private health services in New Zealand

MercyAscot is one of New Zealand’s largest private surgical facilities, with 22 operating theatres, an intensive care unit and coronary care facilities. Located in Auckland we offer exciting nursing opportunities working with some of Auckland’s leading specialists. We aim to attract and retain the best people and also create an environment where our employees feel supported and have opportunities to reach their full potential. At MercyAscot we aim to achieve first world private health services in New Zealand through our core values; adaptable, accountable, communication and customer service. Understandably, above all we look for people who share that philosophy. We are always interested in hearing from people with talent and ability - even if our current vacancies don’t match your specific skills or aspirations you can leave your personal profile in the ‘register your interest’ section of our website and we can contact you when suitable positions become available. Living in New Zealand Recently voted as one of the world’s top 10 best cities to live in, Auckland has something for everyone. Wherever you choose to live in Auckland, you’re never far from breathtaking

scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands, outstanding food and wine, great shopping and exciting nightlife. Or you can venture a little further afield to explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf or the wild West Coast surf beaches. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure or a quiet morning coffee and a browse in the local market, there’s always something to do in Auckland. Supporting your big move We understand a move overseas can be a daunting prospect and life changing. As such we will provide you with relocation assistance and helpful advice in order to support you with your big move. If you, like our other 600+ employees are sold on working for MercyAscot, then check out our job opportunities on our website www.mercyascot.co.nz

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Prepare to pack your bags and get ready for the adventure

Auckland Doctors is the official recruiter of House Officers and Registrars in the Auckland region. Not an agency, we are owned solely by the regional District Health Boards. Applying for a position through Auckland Doctors is the only way to gain a House Officer or Registrar position in Auckland. Once successful, a position through us will allow you access to a range of world renowned regional hospitals. Living in Auckland With a population of 1.4 million, the Greater Auckland region encompasses four distinct cities. From the sparkling beaches and islands of the North Shore, skip out West for breathtaking scenery, vineyards, bush and surf. Top it off by visiting the markets of South Auckland before heading into Central Auckland for good food, coffee, local wine and beer and an array of cultural events. You’ve heard about New Zealand before. Now come and experience it for yourself by living in the world’s 3rd best city to live in - Auckland! When are positions available? If you can start in early June 2013 as a House Officer or Registrar, we want to hear from you. Our positions are extremely popular but if you apply now you will get in ahead of the rest of the UK and Europe. Be in to win!

Tell me about the hospitals By joining us you can rotate through a variety of New Zealand’s largest hospitals. They include North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland City, Starship Children’s and Middlemore. All our hospitals are located within a 20 mile radius of each other and boast world-renowned facilities. Many regional and national (as well as international) units are based here, providing care to a diverse population. Through Auckland’s diverse demographic population you can experience a variety of presentations and pathologies. What if I need help? No worries! We have an experienced and supportive recruitment team who will advise you through every step of the recruitment process - from your application to your first day on the job. That may include supporting documentation for a visa, submitting your application with the Medical Council of New Zealand and buddying you with someone from overseas who is currently working here and knows the ropes of relocation. If this sounds like an adventure you’re keen for, contact us now and prepare to pack your bags!

Contact us: email: dairne.summerfield@north.co.nz website: www.aucklanddoctors.co.nz


Ready to dive into your new life in New Zealand? Then talk to us now! As part of the Westpac Group, we’re one of the largest banks in Australasia with over 190 years of experience looking after the financial needs of our customers. After nearly two centuries, having 12.2 million customers tells us we’re pretty good at it! Westpac New Zealand In New Zealand we provide a full range of retail, commercial, and wealth management products and services to consumer and business customers and have been in business since 1861. We are proud to say we’ve been selected as the New Zealand Government’s Bank. We're different from other New Zealand banks In the 150 years we’ve been around, we reckon we’ve proven just how different we are from other banks in New Zealand. Here are recent examples of how we're helping Kiwi businesses, our people, and our communities: Rated top bank in the world for Sustainability We’re a recognised leader in sustainability, with the Westpac Group ranking first out of 190 banks worldwide in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The Westpac Business & Community Hub This innovative complex was built to help Canterbury quake impacted businesses and organisations get back on their feet. This state of the art facility offers our occupants free office space, broadband, photocopying, video conferencing and access to professional legal and economic advisers. Westpac Rescue Helicopter At Westpac we’ve been passionate supporters of the rescue helicopters for over three decades. Each year our staff get out and about fundraising all over the country, so we can help to keep the helicopters providing medical and rescue support to all New Zealanders. To find out more about Westpac in New Zealand, visit our website, www.westpac.co.nz. We look forward to serving you. Talk to the Westpac London team today. s 0HONE7ESTPAC5+ON EMAILUSAT londonbranch@westpac.com.au, or even pop by to meet us at our branch at 23 Camomile Street, EC3A to learn about the many international services we offer you. s /RVISITUSONLINEhttp://www.westpac.co.nz/internationalmigrant/apply-for-an-account/

This communication is approved by Westpac Banking Corporation and communicated on behalf of Westpac New Zealand Limited by Global Footprints Limited. Westpac Banking Corporation is a limited company incorporated in Australia and registered in New South Wales, Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) of Australia with registered number ABN 33 007 457 141 (Westpac). Westpac's head office is at 275 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. Westpac is registered in the UK as Branch No. BR106 with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom at 23 Camomile Street, London EC3A 7LL. Westpac New Zealand Limited is a New Zealand incorporated registered bank under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 (WZNL). WNZL is a subsidiary of Westpac New Zealand Group Limited, a New Zealand company, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westpac Overseas Holdings No.2 Pty Limited, an Australian Company. Westpac Overseas Holdings No.2 Pty Limited is, in turn, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westpac. Westpac is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority. However Westpac is acting in an introductory capacity only and all products referred to are provided by WNZL in New Zealand and as such are afforded the protections of New Zealand laws which may differ from UK laws. Products and services provided by WZNL in New Zealand are not subject to the United Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme or rules for the protection of retail clients under the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 – such products and services are instead subject to protections afforded by New Zealand law. Details about the extent of Westpac's regulation by the Financial Services Authority are available on request. Westpac New Zealand Limited


ICT in New Zealand By Josh Comrie, Managing Director, Potentia to the broader organisations objectives and the IT ‘mission’ is very service-centric (but no less exciting or challenging than the vendor world).

The New Zealand technology landscape is a diverse and interesting environment made up of a variety of opportunities for the aspiring new Kiwi. The industry totals around 50,000 people and while native New Zealanders make up the majority of people there is almost every conceivable nationality represented. IT is a burgeoning export darling – it sits at number five on our list of foreign export earnings. With a “GDP” of around $NZ20 billion it represents a sizeable chunk of our spending and income. On the list of the top five paid salaried roles in NZ, IT roles always occupy four of these slots. Geographically, Auckland and Wellington are the powerhouses of IT in NZ. The great majority of corporates are headquartered in Auckland and the entrepreneurial startups also feature heavily. As such the multinational vendors (IBM, Dimension Data, Fujitsu and Unisys being the largest in diminishing order) are also headquartered in Auckland. Wellington is the home of government and those that supply services or product to government. Regional centres tend to be small in technology and are support-oriented businesses. Broadly speaking you will likely end up finding work in one of two types of organisation; the end user of technology (public sector, enterprise and SMB corporates and so on) or a technology vendor (systems integrators, software houses, re-sellers etc). The former is focused on providing a solution

The latter is businesses made up of technologists either creating, implementing or supporting the technology itself. Both are equally important to the health and success of the overall economy. The actual technology itself is a mix of leading/bleeding edge and legacy. In some organisations you’ll find COBOL developers sitting next to mobile applications and Silverlight gurus, whereas others focus solely on new innovative technologies. One of the greatest differences you’re likely to experience in NZ is the proliferation of small teams – it’s a simple virtue of the size of the organisations. This leads to the second main anomaly; employees are typically very broadly skilled and you’ll likely see them as a specialist rather than a generalist. This environmental aspect leads directly to the prevalent attitudes of Kiwi technologists. We are a nation of do-ers (more than leaders) and pride ourselves on our can-do mindset. We foster thinking in solutions not problems and love a spirited debate. Hierarchy is rarely a hindrance and you should not be surprised to see a developer disagreeing about a resolution or feature with the CEO. This mentality also manifests itself as companies punching above their weight and the businesses that buy the solutions taking risks you may not ordinarily associate with corporates.

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estimate we will supply you with our quotation and one of our friendly professional move coordinators will explain our quote and answer any questions you may have. Your move coordinator will also handle your move from start to finish so you have peace of mind in knowing that you can contact that person at any point during your move. Claim your free estimate We offer each customer a free home estimate to discuss your move in more detail and we recommend that you take advantage of this at least 3-6 months before you plan to leave. For a free estimate on moving your belongings from the UK, please contact us.

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Your moving overseas checklist First steps

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What to do Plan a visit to investigate your new country. If this isn’t possible, do as much research ahead of your move Investigate housing options Assess your finances and plan how you can best repay debt/save for the move Contact an immigration consultant to determine which visa/s your family will need Attend an Opportunities Overseas Expo Check your passports to make sure they are valid for at least another two years Make a folder with all your personal documents, including driver’s licences, birth, marriage and adoption certificates, references for employment, evidence of qualifications, etc Research the requirements for moving your pet

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Thanks for taking the time to read this issue of the Working International magazine. Our aim is to provide you with plenty of useful information when thinking about making the move overseas, including job opportunities. We hope we’ve achieved this! Good luck with the next stage in your journey. Keep checking www.workingin.com for the latest jobs that suit your skills and country-related information. All the best,

The Working In team

Working In would like to thank the following people and organisations who have helped to create this magazine with their time, efforts and expertise: Editorial feature contributors Australia Department of Training and Workforce Development, Government of Western Australia Global Health Source Mandy Harris, Working In Jeff Miller, Civil Contractors Federation – Western Australia branch Kelly Van Nelson, Ajilon Australia Canada Alexandra Axsen, Lake Okanagan Realty Deborah Bayer, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Dennis E.A. Brazolot, Brazolot Migration Group Mark Salkeld, Petroleum Services Association of Canada New Zealand Josh Comrie, Potentia Andrew Hopkins, Catalyst Recruitment Kiwi Health Jobs Carrie Thorne, Venture Taranaki Hanna Waddington, Working In Nicky Wagner, MP for Christchurch Central

Magazine team Charlotte Brown, marketing production manager Sarah Idle, magazine editor Marcjon Nimmo, graphic designer Hayley Roberts, publisher Business development team Alanah Fox Spencer Hawkes Rory McDonnell Brendan McGerty Jeran Meah Christopher Pitt If you’d like your organisation to appear in the next issue of Working International published in July 2013 please contact us at findoutmore@workingin.com


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