Why not consider Tasmania?
Australia’s annual permanent immigration intake continues to remain at the centre of political discussions and proposals are being put forward to send migrants to regional and rural Australia.
As a skilled migrant, you may consider the following pathways to apply for permanent residency (the below is not an exhaustive list):
Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa
Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa à Subclass 887 – Skilled Regional visa
The subclass 190 is a permanent residence visa allows you to live and work in the State or Territory which nominated you.
You will obtain 5 additional points to meet the points test if the State or Territory approves your nomination application.
Subclass 489 > Subclass 887
The subclass 489 is a provisional visa which allows you to live and work in the State or Territory which nominated you for up to four years.
You will obtain 10 additional points to meet the points test if the State or Territory approves your nomination application.
After you have lived in the State or Territory for two years and worked full-time (at least 35 hours per week) for at least one year during the two year period as a holder of a subclass 489, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the subclass 887 visa.
Have you considered Tasmania?
If you are considering migrating permanently to Australia but your skilled occupation is not on any of the more popular States or Territories of Australia or if you require more points, have you considered Tasmania as a State to live in?
To be eligible to apply for state nomination, you must meet the following requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs. You must have:
not yet turned 45 years of age
nominated an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
a valid and positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation
at least ‘Competent’ English language proficiency
at least 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test.
Tasmania also sets out additional requirements to apply for state nomination.