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Australia’s Permanent Migration Program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program is set on an annual basis and re-sets on 1 July each year.  For the current migration year, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 190,00...

The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 22nd May 2018.


The Act is not yet in effect. The Act may come into effect by proclamation. If no proclamation is made within six months after the 22 May 2018 (i.e. 23 November 2018),...

In April 2017, the Government announced a series of significant changes to the permanent employer sponsored visa program, including the occupations lists. These changes are now in full effect from 18th March 2018.

Under the Employer Nomination Scheme there are now restr...

January 29, 2018

If you are considering moving to Australia for employment opportunities, you may be interested to know what percentage of the Australian labour market is comprised of migrant workers, or more specifically, how many foreign workers have been employed in your sector in r...

January 15, 2018

The Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) is reviewed and updated every 6 months. The Department of Home Affairs have advised that a review took place in late 2017 and the updated occupation list is due to be released and will come into effect on or about 17th Jan...

December 14, 2017

There are two occupation lists for Employer Sponsored Migration. The lists are:

  • STSOL- Short term skilled occupation List. This is reviewed every 6 months with the new occupation lists released in January and July.

  • MLTSSL- Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills L...

Following the rushed changes to the employer sponsored visa programs in April, the 1 July changes has seen some reprieve, especially in terms of the occupation lists. Large organisations, industry bodies and other stakeholders have been vocal in demonstrating the signi...

There have been a number of changes to the permanent employer sponsored visa program (Subclass 186), effective 1 July 2017. Below is a summary of the changes. For further advice please contact one of our Immigration Consultants today.

Occupation Lists

There has been a nu...

Following the Australian Government’s recent announcements regarding the employer sponsored visa program, it is more important than ever to partner with a migration agency to assist in reviewing your HR strategy.

The Government has made several announcements regarding c...

The Australian Government’s recent announcements regarding the employer sponsored visa program has had a significant impact on businesses being able to implement their recruitment and talent acquisition strategies.

The change to the occupation lists, effective on 19th A...

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