Have you been thinking about immigrating to another country to live and work long-term?
Are you considering relocation to a prosperous country such as Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK?
Yes? That’s great, because you are considering some of the top immigration destinations where expat workers and their families can find abundant opportunities and enjoy a very high standard of living!
If you and your family want to live and work in Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK, you may have the option to apply for a non-immigrant temporary work visa or a permanent resident immigrant visa, depending on your occupation and other factors.
In general, a non-immigrant temporary work visa to Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK would allow you to live and work in the relevant country with your family for a certain amount of time; there might be an option for you to renew or extend the visa for another specific time period; plus you could have the opportunity to apply for permanent residency if you meet all of the requirements.
A permanent resident immigrant visa to Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK will generally authorize you and your family to live, study and work in the relevant country for an unlimited period of time (i.e., permanently); grant you and your family many additional benefits; and give you the option to apply for citizenship after living in the country as a permanent resident for a certain number of years and satisfying other eligibility criteria.
Having an offer of qualifying employment in Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK is often a requirement for skilled immigrants to apply for a temporary work visa or a permanent resident visa to the relevant country.
Even when a job offer or employer sponsorship is not required to apply for a certain visa in a particular country, it is obviously beneficial to have arranged employment in Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK (as relevant) prior to relocation there, plus it could possibly help to facilitate the visa application process.
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Benefits of Working Abroad
If you receive a relocation job to work in Canada, the USA, Australia or the UK, you and your family will have the opportunity to enjoy many great benefits.
One of the obvious benefits of finding a relocation job is having the opportunity to earn money living and working abroad.
In many cases, expat workers can earn substantially more money outside of their home countries.
For example, the 2019 HSBC Expat Survey of 18,000 expats from around the world revealed that expat workers between 18 and 34 years of age earned about 35% more on average working outside of their home countries.
International employment also allows an individual to gain valuable work experience which is not always available in their own country, which could enhance their career options in the future.
As discussed earlier, receiving an offer of employment in Canada, the USA, Australia, the UK or another country could potentially “open the door” to immigration, depending on the destination country, its immigration regulations, the foreign worker’s occupation, education, work experience, language skills, age and other factors (for example, the H-1B work visa to the USA has an option to apply for US permanent residency).
Finally, for skilled foreign workers who are applying for immigration to Canada, the USA, Australia, the UK or another country, one of the most important first steps is in the process is to find a relocation job.