Western Australia is such a great place to work and live, with fantastic employment opportunities for skilled migrants across a range of exciting industries and occupations.
We want to help you make the most of these opportunities, and to find work where your skills and experience are valued.
But we also understand that you may need a little extra support to make that happen, and that's where our new Skilled Migration Job Connect (Job Connect) program can help!
To assist and support newly arrived skilled migrants to make meaningful connections and overcome barriers to securing employment here in Western Australia, the State Government is investing $4.25 million with a range of programs and services offered through Job Connect.
Through Job Connect, you may be eligible to access subsidies of up to $7,500 to assist you in gaining employment in an occupation equivalent with your formal overseas qualifications, skills and experience. This includes financial assistance getting your skills assessed for employment purposes — such as any occupation-related licenses and registrations you need to successfully gain employment — to help you feel confident and ready for a bright future in WA's workforce.
Job Connect also offers mentoring programs and English language support as well as specialist Australian workplace training so that you can learn how Australian workplaces operate, your rights and obligations including pay and conditions, and aspects such as workplace communication and teamwork. You may also be able to participate in a work placement to boost your skills and knowledge and gain hands on experience working in WA industry.
The Job Connect program will be available from 1 July 2023. Further information will be available here on our website closer to that date.
You can contact our Job Connect team if you would like any further information or assistance.
Supporting you to get settled in WA
We now offer a free walk-in service where you can access information and referrals to support from our specialist Settlement Services team.
To find out more about how we can help you to settle into your new life here in WA, please visit our Settlement Services page.