Opportunities Australia

Opportunities Australia

May 03, 2011 12:22 ET

Australian Recruitment Expo Targets Alberta, the Heart of Canada's Oil and Gas Industry

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) -Working In Ltd., will host the Canadian inaugural Opportunities Australia - Engineering, Mining, Oil and Gas Recruitment Expoin Calgary on May 7-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary and in Edmonton on May 14-15, 2011 at the Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel.

The Expo will provide a platform for engineering, mining, and oil and gas professionals to meet with Australia's leading employers in their field. Employers will be on-site to interview, hire and offer sponsorships. Professional seminars will be conducted during the Expos to enable attendees to learn more about employment opportunities, exciting projects, working and living in Australia, and the process of moving "down under".

"The massive roll-out of Australian LNG and other resource projects in 2011 has prompted the need for offshore talent in the oil and gas, mining and engineering industries in Australia," explains Rupert Merrick, event organiser with Working In Ltd. "We recognise that Alberta has an excellent international reputation for highly skilled individuals in these fields."

The Expo features major industry players: BHP Billiton is the gold sponsor of the event and exhibitors include Caltex Australia, Origin Energy, Sinclair Knight Merz, Rio Tinto and Barmico, among others.

According to Merrick, some of the many advantages of working in Australia include gaining international work experience, adding exciting projects to CV's, pay rates that are on average 20% higher than Alberta, Australia's temperate climate, beautiful landscapes, friendly people and exhilarating outdoor adventure opportunities. Australia boasts one of the most geographically diverse environments on the planet, making cross-country travel second to none.

In addition to the engineering, mining, and oil and gas focused seminars, the Expo will offer limited capacity Journey Down Under seminars led by migration experts for people in all occupations who are interested in moving to Australia or New Zealand.

Established in 1998, Working In is an award-winning global company, providing a highly focused media channel to connect skilled professionals with employers through high quality and popular expos, magazines and websites. Working In has successfully organized the Opportunities Australia Expo in the UK and South Africa for the past 12 years and also serves Canadian employers via the Opportunities Canada Expos in those same candidate markets.

Additional information is available at www.expo-australia.com.

For media accreditation, interview requests, or photo opportunities, please contact Janice ter Borg.

Contact Information

  • Canadian media relations - Janice ter Borg
    Opportunities Australia - Engineering, Mining,
    Oil and Gas Expo
    c/o: Mission Possible Communication Strategies Ltd.
    Cell: (403) 816-6163
    missionp@telus.net