Australia is the only country in the world that has a pre-migration skills assessment scheme with the aim being to help you find out if you have the necessary skills and qualifications to work in your nominated occupation once you arrive in Australia. The skills assessment scheme has achieved encouraging results for skilled migrants in […]
The Australian Department of Immigration has today announced the opening of two new Australian Visa Centres (AVACS) in Beijing and Shanghai targeting an improvement in service delivery for Chinese visitors, skilled migrants and business representatives travelling to Australia. “AVACs will be located in Beijing and Shanghai to provide more convenient access to immigration and citizenship […]
In the USA, post 9/11 veteran unemployment is now hovering near the 9% mark with further cuts to planned for the future. It’s not all bad news though as Australian mining companies are stepping up to grab some of that labour for their short staffed operations down under. With the mines looking for everything from […]
Good news for those of you looking to migrate to Australia under the 2012 – 2013 Migration Program. The Federal Government announced yesterday a targeted increase for the the 2012–13 migration program, providing additional places to help fill skills shortages in parts of the Australian economy. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen MP said […]
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As our regular readers will know, reforms to Australia’s skilled migration program take effect on 1 July 2012. Included in these reforms are changes to points tested skilled migration visas for migrants who wish to live and work in Australia without employer sponsorship. Simplifying eligibility requirements, the changes include the introduction of three new points […]
A new mine in Western Australia will create 10,000 jobs and place additional strain on the already gaping employment gap, meaning the $7 billion mine owned by magnate Gina Rinehart will rely on Australian working visa holders to operate. Roy Hill, project managers for the mine, said 2,000 of the total new jobs will be […]
I know we are already into March but as we’ve not covered this, I thought it might be worthwhile covering the number of places allocated to Australian Migrants during 2012. Australia’s permanent immigration program has two components. Migration, for Skilled and Family Stream migrants and those granted a Special Eligibility class visa and Humanitarian, for […]
The fall in foreign students combined with the rapid increase in highly skilled migrants flocking to Australia’s mines has seen a shortage develop in the hospitality industry. In response to this shortfall the federal government intends to change Australian visa restrictions to encourage experienced workers for the faltering industry. Due to changing patterns in Australian […]
We’ve reported before that the Australian mining boom has been greak for UK workers. Now australia’s thriving economy, demand for skilled workers and relaxed working visa regulations has led to the most short term arrivals from Greece in a decade. Greece’s slumping economy and growing unemployment rates have meant that thousands of its citizens are […]
New figures released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship indicate that despite the skills shortage and employment opportunities in Western Australia, the majority of skilled migrants are choosing to settle in the Eastern states. The Australian Government’s plan to target skilled foreign labour to the Western Australian mining industry has been dealt a blow […]
A radical new item of Australian visa legislation has been announced, with independent skilled migrants set to have to ask permission before lodging their application as of July, 2012. From July 2012, any skilled migrants applying for an Australian visa will have to lodge an online expression of interest and wait to receive an invitation […]
The Queensland State Government has recently updated their state skilled immigration program, including a list of eligible occupations for sponsorship. According to Senator Chris Bowen, the Gillard Government has a formal commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting more skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the workforce and this plan is one of […]
A survey by a global business consultancy firm says that the ongoing boom in Australia has resulted in low unemployment and a demand for overseas skilled workers to fill gaps in the labor market — a trend that is likely to increase in the future. According to the report by KPMG entitled Skilled Migration Survey […]
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Tony Abbott’s Coalition will cut net migration levels if it wins government, in a bid to stop Australia’s population reaching its predicted size of almost 36 million in 2050. Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison yesterday told The Australian the Rudd government had allowed immigration to rise too high and the population figure that Treasury’s Intergenerational […]
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Almost 90 per cent of temporary skilled migrants who were granted Subclass 457 visas in 2009-10 to date are managers and professional workers, new figures show. The average total salary package for all new Australian temporary skilled migrant workers is almost $100,000 – an increase of $10,000 on the same time last year. The highest […]
Australia Immigration figures show applications for 457 visas (temporary skilled workers visas) fell 49 per cent in the five months to November, after the laws were tightened requiring employers to pay equal wages and lift conditions for foreign workers. Despite these changes, the numbers for the same visa class began to pick up through October […]
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