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Applying for work as a visa holder

South Australia has a growing migrant population. Migrants arriving in South Australia enter under a variety of visa subclasses, with most arriving under a skilled category (source: Department of Immigration and Citizenship Immigration Update 2010-11). Research shows that Australia needs migrants and the skills and economic benefits that they bring with them.

Finding employment can, however, be difficult for a number of reasons. If an employer does not consider you just because you are on a visa, it could be discrimination - contact us for more information.

Where to find help

The Skills for All – Skilled Migrant Services provides skilled migrants with support in seeking employment, getting overseas gained qualifications, skills and experience recognised and training and career support. For more information, see the Skills for All website or visit the services at 55 Currie St Adelaide. Skilled Migrant Services also have regional outreach services, for more information call 1800 506 266.

Our website also contains general information about applying for work here.

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides information for foreign workers about workplace rights and protections here.

If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your visa status when you have applied for a job, you can contact us for more information.