23, from Canada
How did you land your new job?
I got my registration for Victoria and then searched a few agencies. I was hired the day I came in.
What’s your new job like?
It’s good. It’s definitely more demanding due to people shortages, but also a bit more laidback than Canada.
Is sponsorship a possibility?
I’ve been told it’s a definite possibility. They need nurses. I haven’t looked into it, but I don’t imagine it would be too tough.
What’s the pay like?
Well, I can only compare it to home, and in that case I’ve been told it’s “way more” than Canada. I do pretty good if I work weekends!
Any good stories?
Ha ha, heaps of good stories in nursing, they’re just not always for everyone’s ears! But I still find it funny that about 20 of my patients and a few nurses thought I was Irish.
What’s your best advice for travellers considering your job in Australia?
Agency work is great if you want to land a job quick and easy and for a short period of time, or while you’re waiting to hear back about permanent positions. Oh, and expect to be shocked by what they wear for work here.