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December 6, 2019

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Home Affairs updated their Skilled Migration Occupation Ceiling quota on 29 August 2018.  The skilled migration occupation ceiling affects applicants wishing to apply for a permanent subclass 189 visa. 

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock e...

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has now published proposed changes to the occupation lists for July 2018.

The public consultation period is open until 20th June 2018. The Government will take into account stakeholder feedback.

To provide a submission, please vi...

As we approach the last quarter of this financial year, The Department of Jobs and Small Business once again carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market.

Subsequently, the results are published of its research as individual occupatio...

January 18, 2018

This week the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) released an outcome of a biannual review of the Short Term Skilled Occupations List conducted by the Department of Employment.

This review entails addition of certain occupations to the lists of eligible skilled occupation...

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...

October 30, 2017

Our previous updates have covered several major changes to Australian visas and immigration.

A lot of further significant reforms are yet to be legislated in the coming months by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and these may also have a signif...

October 5, 2017

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) has now been updated for the program year 2017-2018. The list contains the priority occupations for which the visa applicants may be nominated by NSW, for a skilled nominated visa subclass 190. Various occupat...

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...

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