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Engineers Australia: Fast Track Service Christmas Shutdown Delay

  Please note:  Fast Track Applications lodged between 3rd December 2017 and 31st January 2018 will be affected by the End of Year shutdown period and may take longer than the advertised 15 working days to reach an assessing case officer. We are expecting to be back on track with our advertised turnaround period from 1st [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Queensland update to QSOL: Finance Manager and Cafe or Restaurant Manager

27 November, 2017 By Official BSMQ Due to a high numbers of EOIs, BSMQ will not be issuing any more invitations for EOIs lodged on or after 27 November 2017 for the below occupations: 132211 Finance Manager 141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager – visa subclass 190 (still available for the visa subclass 489).   Source: https://migration.qld.gov.au/latest-news/bsmq-update-qsol-finance-manager-cafe-restaurant-manager/

By |November 28th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Proposed Changes – Skilled Migration Occupation Lists – Effective Jan 2018

Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists The Department of Employment is commencing public consultation on potential changes to the skilled migration occupation lists. The Department of Employment is responsible for undertaking a regular review of the new Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). These occupation lists are used [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Holidays – Dec 2017 – Festive Season – Assessing Authorities – Australia…

VETASSESS OFFICE CLOSURE : During the festive season, VETASSESS offices will close from Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018. AITSL End of year arrangements : AITSL Assessment for Migration will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen Tuesday 2 January 2018. This will not impact the timeline [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Occupation Ceilings – As of 18th Oct 2017 – Australia Immigration..

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2017-2018 program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations that will be issued in this program year. Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation.  Stock [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Occupation Ceilings – 18th Oct 2017 – Australia Immigration…

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2017-2018 program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations that will be issued in this program year. Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation.  Stock [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

New Update – 18 October Invitation rounds – Australia Immigration…

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 18 October 2017. Invitations issued on 18 October 2017 Visa Subclass Number Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 1250 Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 5 During 2017-18 the following numbers of invitations have been issued: Invitations issued during 2017-18 Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Next Invitation Rounds – Nov 2017 – Australia Immigration…

Invitation rounds will be held twice a month. The maximum numbers of invitations to be issued in the November 2017 invitation rounds are as follows: 9 November 2017 Visa subclass Maximum number Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 700 Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 5 22 November 2017 Visa subclass Maximum number Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 700 Skilled - [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments

New Occupation List – to be announced in Jan 2018 – Australia Immigration..

On 18 April 2017, the Government announced reforms to Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled visa programs. As part of these reforms, the skilled occupation lists that underpin these visa programs will be updated every six months to ensure that they are responsive to genuine skill needs across Australia. The Department of Employment is responsible for reviewing and [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Immigration, News|2 Comments

Exciting News: Unemployment falls to four-year low of 5.5% in September 2017 – Australia

  Australia's unemployment rate has hit a four-year low after falling to 5.5 per cent in September, beating market expectations. The rate, which has not been bettered on trend or seasonally adjusted terms since February 2013, comes on the back of 19,800 jobs added in September, topping market predictions of a 15,000 rise and stirring [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Immigration, News|0 Comments