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Skilled Nominated Visa: Pathway to working in a more relaxed regional environment

Skilled Nominated Visa: Pathway to working in a more relaxed regional environment

Not all workers prefer the hustle and bustle of the city; others are more comfortable in the regions where the lifestyle is simpler and the environment is more relaxed. Australia has a specific kind of working visa that targets this category of migrant workers: the Skilled Regional State-Nominated visa (subclass 489). The details below provide [...]

Skilled Migration is more cost-effective with National Visas

Skilled Migration is more cost-effective with National Visas

As many of you may be well aware, last year the Department of Immigration announced a new visa fee structure for all visa applications, which included an increase to all visa application charges as well as adding additional costs for secondary applicants (family members) and a subsequent temporary visa application charge for applicants lodging a [...]

Job Assistance Service: Easier way to find a job in Australia

Job Assistance Service: Easier way to find a job in Australia

Australia uses overseas skilled migration to fill skills shortages in its several industries. This program allows skilled foreigners to work in Australia for a definite period of time, usually for up to four years. However, many prospective applicants usually find one common obstacle: Australian employers may be unsure about recruiting overseas workers due to what [...]

Finding the best pathway in Skilled Migration

Finding the best pathway in Skilled Migration

Finding the best pathway to obtain a skilled visa is not as simple as it may seem. One of the reasons for this is that Australian migration legislation is constantly changing and evolving. The same goes for other important requirements for skilled visas such as skills assessing authorities’ guidelines for skills assessments. Lodging an application [...]

Australia accommodates migrants with work rights

Australia accommodates migrants with work rights

The number of migrant arrivals in Australia with work rights has increased significantly over the years, which entails that the country can fill more job vacancies much easier. Data from the Department of Immigration show that from 2011, Australia has received around 400,000 migrants who were granted either a temporary working visa or a working [...]

Skilled migration: Key to a future in Australia

Skilled migration: Key to a future in Australia

The Australian government uses skilled migration to address skills shortages in various industries. Due to its immense benefit to the country’s economy and society, the present Abbott administration has placed this skilled worker program on top priority, allotting 190,000 places for the 2013-2014 migration program to accommodate skilled migrants and people who want to reunite [...]

Establishing your occupation for Skilled Migration

Establishing your occupation for Skilled Migration

What does nominating an occupation involve and why is it so important? Think about the traditional board game “snakes and ladders”; imagine that every time you make a decision is like rolling the dice. If you have been making the right decisions, you will be able to continue and get to the top; however, if [...]

Common pathways to Permanent Residency via a Skilled Visa

Common pathways to Permanent Residency via a Skilled Visa

As many of you may be aware, obtaining permanent residency in Australia can be a challenging and complex thing to do. In this month’s article I provide a brief overview of some of the most common pathways for skilled workers to get permanent residency in Australia, and I highlight a couple of points applicants commonly [...]

How to come to Australia as a skilled migrant

How to come to Australia as a skilled migrant

On July 1, 2012, the Australian government has instituted a new system for managing its skilled migration, now allowing only invited individuals to lodge an Australian working visa application. Migrants intending to work in Australia need to keep in mind the several important details below related to this current system. System basis As part of [...]

Types of Australian skilled visas for skilled foreign workers

Types of Australian skilled visas for skilled foreign workers

Working in Australia as a skilled migrant comes with several benefits. The country’s flourishing economy draws a foreign workforce that contributes to Australia in both economic and cultural aspects. Migrants with high-level skills need to undergo legal procedures, one of which is to apply for the appropriate Australian working visa. The following details will shed [...]

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