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May 1, 2006
Australia Recruitment Expo is now in Town!
- Maria Theresa Samante Email this article

Due to the continuous skills shortage in Australia, the Australia Needs Skills Expo is being held around the world to meet the current skills shortage in Australia. Catch it on the following dates and venues:




Shanghai                       9 May 10 May 

USA Detroit                  26 27 August

Hong Kong                   13 May 14 May

USA Houston                29 30 August

Manila                          17 May 18 May 

Brazil Sao Paulo           23 September


Peru Lima                    67 September

Dubai/ United Kingdom


Dubai                             late September

Brisbane                                      6 May

Dublin                            late September 

Adelaide                             26 27 May

Manchester                       early October

Melbourne                    1 2 September

London                             early October

Perth                                11 November


The skills shortage that is in-demand for migration includes accountants, engineers, medical specialist, and trade persons.


Who can participate?

Australian employers are looking for overseas workers who:

         are below 45 years of age

         have excellent English language skills

         are interested to live and work in Australia

         are qualified and/or have work experiences for an occupation on the Migration Occupations in Demand List or the Skilled Occupation List  


How to register?

Interested overseas workers can register on-line at They are only accepting on-line, and not through the Embassy, phone call or email.



Registration is free


How will I know that I can come on the expo?

The Australian Government will review all registration made and this will be done in Australia. If you possess the qualifications and have experience on the positions they are looking, you will receive an invitation letter.


Invitation letters will be sent through the email address you used during the registration process. It is expected that the final invitations will be emailed to person no less than three days before the Expo.  


On the day of the expo, you should bring along with you a printed copy of the invitation letter, together with some identification cards with picture to gain entry on the expo.


Applicants who are not qualified will also receive a letter informing them that their registration has not been successful.


Where will be the venue of the Expo?

The invitation letter also includes the information about the venue of the Expo.


What can I get when I attend on the expo?

When you attend to the expo you will:

         meet Australian employers suffering from skill shortages

         have a chance to talk to State and Territory governments who would like to employ overseas skilled workers

         learn more about migrating by yourself to Australia

         listen to presentations on various topics, such as the Employer Sponsored Schemes, the Skill Matching Database, General Skilled Migration and Trades Recognition Australia  



         Invitation letters are not transferable.

         You cannot enter at the Expo if you are not holding an invitation letter.

         The name on your invitation letter should match with then name on your identification card (with picture), or else you cannot enter on the Expo.

         You cannot enter at the Expo, although you have the invitation letter, if you do not have an identification card (with picture).


For more information please visit their website at

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