How is it to live in Australia or New Zealand? I'd like to move to Australia or New Zealand. I'm an architect that hope to find job like CAD designer in Australia or New Zealand. Is that possible?
Jun 27, 2014 5:23 AM
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It's fine. The coffee is even better than in Italy! The biggest problem is usually getting a work permit. I think that usually you have to get a job to get a work permit, and many jobs you have to have a work permit before you apply for a job. There is a lot of rebuilding happening here in Christchurch after the earthquakes, so there is a shortage of some professions, and a lot of imported workers, so you may find someone interested, and willing to sponsor you for a work permit. If you are here for a few years, you can then apply for residency. is one of the larger online job sites, and covers both Australia and New Zealand.
June 27, 2014

As for CAD work, I prefer to suggest you check the immigration website of AU to make sure if there are relevant skill worker information.

August 26, 2014

I ever traveled to AU 1 year ago. Everyone can has his opinion about this country but as far as I can contact, I think in general AU is a beautiful land full of amiable people in spite of few cranky people.

July 23, 2014

You will find that the life in Australia (not sure about NZ!) is quite slow compared to much of the world.  This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as we are generally quite relaxed and laid back.  Even "big" cities like Sydney and Melbourne don't really have the cosmopolitan beat of New York etc but are sufficiently large and have plenty of things to see and do. I think it has to do with our isolation from the rest of the world, the very very very low population density, glorious weather and landscapes.


One of the biggest downsides of living in Australia is the cost of living.  This is a result of both a stubbornly high Australian dollar, and the extra costs associated with our isolation (eg. transport).


Having said that, it is home to millions and millions of migrants and we are all generally very happy here :)

June 27, 2014
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