The new visa agreement allows employers to sponsor skilled workers with some possible concessions to specific occupations, English language requirements and salary levels. In a bid to distribute the migrant population outside of Australia’s major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, the Australian government has drafted the Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs).
Melbourne has long been known as a centre of multiculturalism in Australia. For generations, migrants have chosen to settle in Melbourne, with large populations of Italian, Greek, Vietnamese and African origin. This trend has continued in recent years, with Melbourne residents giving almost every country in the world as their country of birth in the 2016 census.
According a leading Australian think-tank, immigration may the key to driving much needed science and innovation in Australia. Innovation and Science Australia recently handed a report to the Turnbull Government which outlines a suite of recommendations which it sees as necessary to take the country into the future.
1) Insufficient evidence to satisfy criteria There are a variety of different visas which you can apply for to legally stay in Australia – from tourism to study and work visas. Each type of visa has its own requirements, and you must be able to demonstrate that you meet these requirements as part of your application. Make sure to careful check the requirements of the visa you are applying for and ensure that your application contains all of the supporting evidence necessary. To find out more about each type of visa, contact us now.
The Australian Government has announced changes to the skilled occupation lists of the immigration intake program for this year, which took effect on 17 January. These changes mean that an additional three occupations will be added to the Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL), increasing opportunities for skilled workers to migrate to Australia. Any applications made prior to the effective date of January 17 will be considered under the previous arrangements.