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Australian Occupation Ceilings for 2019-2020

The Australian occupation ceilings for the 2019 – 2020 Migration year have just been announced. Occupations ceiling ensure that the Australia skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year. Although the …

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2019-2020 New South Wales (NSW) Skilled Nomination Occupations List

2019-2020 New South Wales (NSW) Skilled Nomination Occupations List

Some occupations on the new South Wales (NSW) 190 Priority Occupation List are now subject to an additional requirement for nomination by NSW. To be considered for NSW selection, candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements listed on their website. The purpose of the NSW skilled visa program is to help drive economic growth, competitiveness and productivity …

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India, Brazil and Mexico May Qualify For Australian Working Holiday Visa

Immigration Minister David Coleman is targeting backpackers from 13 countries as he seeks to find workers wanted by regional businesses. Australia is in discussions about expanding the work and holiday visa to people from India, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Andorra, Monaco and Mongolia. Any places made available to …

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2019 - 2020 South Australia Occupations List

2019 – 2020 Occupations List Now Available For South Australia

While we patiently wait for the 2019 – 2020 Australian Occupations List to be published. The South Australian government has Announced that the list of State Nominated Occupations for the 2019 – 2020 program year is now available. It’s a big update too! There have been 116 new occupations added to the State Nominated Occupations …

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Skills Select Invitation Rounds – June 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the last SkillsSelect invitation round for 2018 – 2019 migration year. Similar to Mays invitation rounds, the number of invitations issued is extremely low with only 110 invitations issued throughout the whole month! Unlike Mays result, the minimum number of points required to receive an invitation increased …

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Warrnambool, Victoria DAMA Occupation List

Warrnambool, Victoria Announces DAMA Occupation List

The local government of Warrnambool on Victoria’s south-western coast has announced details and an occupation list of the Great South Coast region’s Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). What is DAMA? Dama stands for Designated Area Migration Agreement DAMA provides a framework for employers, in a designated area, experiencing skills and labour shortages to sponsor skilled …

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Australia Points Test Changes – November 2019

We briefly wrote about the planned changes to the Australian Points test back in early April, however, following the publication of the legislative documents supporting the changes we can now go into a little more detail about what these changes may mean for overseas candidates looking to emigrate to Australia. The changes are relevant to …

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South Australia to close for new state nominations from 24th June For State Nomination

South Australia To Close For New State Nominations From 24th June

The South Australian government has announced that to complete system updates for the new program year they will be closing the General Skilled Migration (GSM) state nomination 190/489 application system from 9 am on Monday 24 June. The full announcement is below: To complete system updates for the new program year Immigration SA will be …

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Living In Western Australia – Orientation Videos

The Western Australian government has recently published a number of online orientation videos to help newly arrived skilled migrants and their families establish their new lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from schooling, playgroups, finances and transportation. We’ve included the current videos below for your viewing pleasure. Welcome and …

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How To Avoid Hiring A Dodgy Migration Agent

Although I made my move to Australia without the services of an Australian Migration agent, many others wannabe Aussies choose to engage their services. If you are considering seeking professional help, I can not stress enough; the importance of seeking the services of an agent registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). I wrote …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results June 2019

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – May 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the latest SkillsSelect invitation round and similarly to Aprils invitation rounds, the number of invitations is extremely low with only 110 invitations issued throughout the whole month! Skills Select Invitation Rounds – May 2019 – Invitation Process As in previous months; the highest ranked candidates by points …

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South Australia DAMA occupations list

DAMA Occupations List For South Australia Announced

South Australia has announced the list of approved occupations for sponsorship under the state’s Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the federal government. DAMAs assist employers in filling skilled and semi-skilled positions which are facing a labour shortage in a designated area. A DAMA offers greater access to occupations and concessions on other criteria when …

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