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Western Australia increases skilled worker migration options





Skilled workers looking to migrate to Australia may benefit from considering Western Australia for possible state nomination after the WA government made changes to its migration program, supporting industry demand and making it easier for skilled workers to migrate to Western Australia.



As of 1 July 2022, the following temporary measures have been introduced:


  • $200 application fee waived

  • 60% increase in the number of occupations eligible for WA state nomination

  • Removal of requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds

  • Reduction in the level of required English competency for the Manager and Professional occupation level

  • Changes to some document requirements based on the visa you are nominated for


The next round of invitations to apply for WA state nomination is expected to be issued in the third week of September 2022.


If your occupation is listed on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) or Graduate Occupation List (GOL), you may be eligible for WA state nomination for a Subclass 190 Skilled Nomination Visa or Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa.


If you are interested in migrating to Australia as a skilled worker, Western Australia is a great option that is now available to a wider range of skilled migrants. Our consultants can help determine whether Western Australia state nomination is a possible pathway for you.


For further information, contact one of our Consultants today.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.