Saturday, February 9, 2008

Here is a recent article from the Australian Immigration News suggesting that the grass is greener Down Under, where the government admits 200,000 migrants per year. Medical professionals are especially welcome. The News is a promotional piece by, a commercial immigration consultant in Australia.

Australian immigration: Happy migrants express no regret
Thursday, 24 January 2008

Afraid your immigration decision to Australia could be of ill judgement? Maybe you're in for a rather pleasant surprise.

"...if migration is something you are contemplating, you could find no more attractive proposition," said the Australian ambassador to the Philippines, Tony Hely.

His statement is strongly supported by an article recently published in a major Filipino newspaper highlighting Australia’s migrant experience. It dealt with the overwhelming satisfaction of migrants to Australia about the decision they had made to start a new life “Down Under.”

Based on a recent survey commissioned by the Australian government, the article noted that 30% of respondents felt that the thing they liked most about Australia was, in fact, its people. This comes as no surprise, as last year, Australia's been voted the country with the world's friendliest people. Lifestyle, weather and environment also rated highly.

They were also asked which part of their immigration experience they enjoyed the least. Understandably, 10% responded “missing the family back home”, while 30% simply answered “nothing.”

This immigration survey's findings dramatically showed why Australia is increasingly becoming a favoured destination for prospective migrants.

A separate immigration survey, conducted in 2006 in 20 countries worldwide, found that Australia was one of the top three most attractive destinations for migrants, along with Canada and the United States.

Statistics show that today, almost one in four of Australia’s population of around 21 million was born overseas. Half the nation was either born abroad or has a parent born overseas. Filipinos represent the fourth largest non-European immigrant population in Australia, and have been very successful and adaptable to the Australian way of life.

It also shows that some of the top seven most commonly spoken languages in Australia are Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

"The Lucky Country" applies a completely non-discriminatory immigration policy, taking close to 200,000 migrants per year.

On Monday, 26 January, Australians from all races, religions and countries of origin will come together to celebrate Australia Day. At first, it used to be a day solely marking the arrival of European settlers in Australia. But today it unites those who trace their ancestry back to that day with the indigenous Australians and those who have come across the seas, albeit under different circumstances, to settle in the great Down Under.

More and more migrants are advocating that Australia is a fantastic place to live, study, work and raise a family. If you would like to follow in their footsteps, why not fill in our free visa eligibility assessment form to see for which visa you qualify?

Joining thousands of others in starting a brand new life in the country everyone's talking about, could be one of the best decisions you've ever made.

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