The program was introduced in order to attract highly talented individuals who are at the top of their field in high growth industries. It is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.
Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) announced which has 17 occupations that will be able to enter Australia to assist in the country’s COVID recovery.
17 JANUARY 2018: CHANGES TO OCCUPATION LISTS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS The changes to the occupation lists have been announced. These changes will apply from 17 January 2018. Please note, this does not apply to applications lodged before 17thJanuary 2018 that are in the pipeline, it only effects applications lodged on or after 17thJanuary 2018. The occupationRead more
First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), notifying of further information as to the introduction of the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa legislated to come into effect March 2018. According to the MIA, the summation of the information discussed and clarified at a meeting betweenRead more
Grab a coffee as this is a long newsletter but certainly worth the read and insight for all of our corporate clients to get a summary of all of the legislative changes since April 2017 through to March 2018! It’s not unheard of and it is in fact common, to hear of changes being madeRead more
Reforms to Australia’s permanent employer sponsored skilled migration programme. Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa (ENS visa) – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) visa (RSMS visa). Implementation of these reforms will begin immediately and be completed by March 2018. What is changing? Changes from April 2017 From 19 April 2017, for new applicantsRead more
Subclass 457 visa – Recent Government Announcement On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a number of changes in relation to the temporary and permanent skilled migration programmes. Changes to the approved occupation list – phase 1 The first phase of a number of intended changes to the approved occupation list for the subclass 457Read more
Western Australia – Migration Update Skilled Migration Western Australia has announced an interim list of occupations for state nomination, however the Perth region remains suspended. Invitations issued to intending migrants that were eligible for WA state nomination before 13 March 2017 will be honoured and their applications processed as per current guidelines. WASMOL (Western AustraliaRead more
Two occupations have been filled by the March 15th invitation rounds – these being “Computer Network Professionals” and “Other Engineering Professionals”. This means that no further invitations will be issued this financial year for subclass 189 or subclass 489 in these occupations. It is also expected that the following occupations will be filled in theRead more