SkillSelect Pass Mark for Skilled Migration increasing on 1 July 2018

The Australian Government has announced that it will be increasing the SkillSelect pass mark on 1 July 2018 for certain general skilled migration visas.

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New 2016-2017 Skilled Occupation List Announced

2016 Skilled Occupation List AnnouncementThe Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) for the 2016-2017 Migration Program Year.  The new skilled occupation lists commence on 1 July 2017.

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2016-17 Skilled Occupation List

updateNews has begun to circulate regarding the new 2016-2017 Skilled Occupation List for Australian Migration.  The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting the latest submissions from various professional bodies about whether they believe there will continue to be skills shortages in their industry.

The submissions form the basis of decision making by the Australian Government when the new skilled occupation list is announced in the next few months, expected to commence on 1 July 2016.

Newsflash: 2016-2017 Skilled Occupation List Announced

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New Permanent Residence Visa for New Zealand Citizens

New Zealand Citizens who arrived after 26 February 2001 but before 19 February 2016 may be eligible for a new Australian permanent residency visa with streamlined Australian Citizenship. The new arrangement recognises Australia’s close relationship with New Zealand.

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SkillSelect Invitations – September and October 2015

newsThe results of the September 2015 SkillSelect Invitation Round are now available.  Also find out about the October 2015 invitation rounds and the changes that are occurring.

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2015-16 NSW State Nomination List Announced

2016Skilled Occupation List Update1 August 2015 – The NSW State Government has announced changes to the State Nomination Program for the permanent Subclass 190 Visa.

Effective immediately, there are two streams for NSW State Sponsorship, with a new Priority Skilled Occupation List replacing the existing State Nomination Skills List.

There are up to 4000 places available for NSW Nomination in this financial year.

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New 2015-2016 Skilled Occupation List

newsInformation about the 2016 Skilled Occupation List for Australian Immigration.  The occupation list is used to meet skills shortages in the growing Australian economy.  Occupation ceilings and caps limit the number of visas that can be granted in any given year.

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Australian Sponsored Work Visas – Subclass 457 Visa

immigrationThe subclass 457 visa program is a popular pathway for employers to fill job vacancies and overseas workers to work in Australia.  The program is designed to help fill short and medium-term labour market vacancies in the Australian economy.

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