Changes to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Changes to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) was first announced in September 2020. It was developed along with the National Skills Commission to ensure a small number of critical occupations are filled to aid Australia’s economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

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Streamlining of the Skills Priority List

Streamlining of the Skills Priority List

The National Skills Commission recently conducted its first national assessment of the Priority Skills List, determining the potential future demand of the nearly 800 occupations listed.

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Migrant Occupations: A Game of Skill or a Game of Lists?

Migrant Occupations: A Game of Skill or a Game of Lists?

With a federal election not too far away, political parties are now making an effort to secure votes in the lead up to the election. The federal government in the last few days released a number of changes pertaining to the conditions of employment and the occupation lists that determine where migrants may have to locate in Australia in order to work in their chosen profession.

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How many points do I need to get into Australia?

How many points do I need to get into Australia?

Anyone who’s thought about entering Australia as a skilled migrant will be aware of the points system which exists. The purpose of the so called ‘points test’ is to ensure that skilled migrants who can offer real economic benefit to this country are granted visas to fill labour shortages.

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What could happen with the 457 visa program?

What could happen with the 457 visa program?

It’s widely expected that the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton may announce drastic measures next month, to curb the amount of people coming into Australia on the Working 457 program. He made it clear last year that he would be reducing the list of eligible occupations to encourage more employment opportunities for Australians. Within the last few weeks, it’s believed that he has met with the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration who were offering guidance and over this subject.

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Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Over the past two years, a tightening of the economy has meant that employers have been able to take their pick from home grown talent rather than sponsor an oversea candidate. But there are still certain roles or types of industries which are in demand in Australia. Companies are still recruiting workers on the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) which is commonly known as just a 457 visa.

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