The Overseas Skills Registry is a new online service making it easier for overseas skilled workers who have skills in demand to connect with Victorian employers. The registry is designed to broaden overseas skilled workers’ local networks, and support them to access job interviews and employment. Using the registry, overseas skilled workers can create an […]
The next Skillselect invitation round is next Monday 10th February for anyone out there who might be interested. An interesting announcement on the Australian Immigration website (link) though, it looks like for the subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Sponsored) visas, numbers will be limited. Announcement Please note invitation rounds will be held on the […]
Despite provising no prior notification about cutoff times, the NSW government announced this week that their quota for State Sponsored Nominations (sc190) has now been met. From their NSW government website: Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) – NSW nominations closed for 2013/14 NSW is pleased to announce that program targets for the Skilled Nominated visa […]
So if the press release issued last Friday is anything to go by, the Australian government is really starting to focus on widening the net to attract wealthy immigrants to Australia. Back in November we wrote about the government’s plans to fast track the significant visa application process, now it seems the government is looking […]
The Australian Immigration department has announced that employers recruiting for ‘highly skilled occupations’ will be exempted from the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement and therefore will not need to advertise jobs in Australia before offering them to temporary foreign workers. In June 2013, Australia’s previous Labor government passed legislation which required Australian employers to advertise […]
The new Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison has said that he wants to fast-track 400 wealthy visa applicants for permanent residence. The 400 applicants have applied under the Significant investor visas (subclass 888) that we announced back in November last year. The immigration minister believes that, between the 400 applicants, they have about AUS$2bn to […]
- Investment Options Added For Significant Investor Visa[…] in November we wrote about the gove...
Looking to visit Australia from Israel? If so, the whole process got that little bit easier. From tomorrow (14th November) Israeli citizens will have fast-tracked access to visas for short-term visits to Australia. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, senator Cash said with the addition of Israel to the list of eligible countries for […]
The Australian government announced last week measures to streamline the Australian student Visa. It is proposed that streamlined visa processing arrangements will be available to certain low immigration risk non-university education providers who offer Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degree courses. This would be an extension of the arrangements that have been available to the university […]
Just a heads up that the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development will release the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for 2013-2014 on 28 October 2013. If you’re looking to apply via the State Nomination visa route, it’s important to remember that you must have an occupation on the WASMOL to […]
We’ve already written an article providing an overview of the Australian Skilled Migration Visa Categories. This time we’ll provide you with an overview of the Australian Visa types relating to Family Migration. Applicants applying under one of the family related visa classes are selected on the basis of the family relationship to a sponsor in Australia. These […]
- Overview of the Australian Skilled Visa Categories[…] to Australia, Migrants apply under ...
The large array of Australian visa options can be a little intimidating for some. With this in mind we thought we’d write a couple of articles to provide an overview of the main Australian visa categories. When emigrating to Australia, Migrants apply under one of three main streams; the skilled migration scheme, the Australian Family […]
- A Comprehensive Overview of the Australian Family Visa Scheme[…] already written an article providin...
The number of retailer sponsored 457 Visa’s is on the rise with Australian retailers searching overseas for skilled staff because years of cost-cutting, under-investment in training and the online retail boom has led to a critical skills shortage in the retail sector. Experienced merchandisers, planners, buyers and e-commerce managers are in hot demand in the […]
A state parliamentary inquiry into skills shortages is yet to hear from the Australian technology industry, but it has already signaled it will make recommendations to the federal government on 457 visas. The NSW inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Development has held two hearings, it has two more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour […]
If you have children and are considering a move to Western Australia on a 457 Visa then I’m afraid your journey down under looks likely to be a slightly more expensive one. Following changes flagged in the recent Western Australian budget, from January 2014 a new $4,000 fee per child per year will apply if […]
The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Visa offers a great opportunity for recently graduated international students to gain valuable work experience after completing their studies. This work experience helps develop the skills graduates gained during their studies and also makes them more employable upon return to their home country. We wrote in May about the post-study […]
We’ve already written about the new laws being brought in this month to strengthen the 457 temporary visa system, however we’ve recently received a number of questions about the changes which we thought we would try to address within this post. The changes are being implemented to ensure ensure employers only use the scheme to fill genuine […]