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Emigrate to Australia Update on Skilled Visas

This update discusses the Skilled Visa routes for migration to Australia.  In the last months of the Morrison Government, Australia’s former Prime Minister announced that the 40hrs a fortnight work limitation on international students will be relaxed for all sectors of the economy to help mitigate the workforce shortages.

 

skilled visa update

Skilled visa update

From 5 March 2022, two new permanent resident visa streams are available for Hong Kong SAR and British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders. Changes include:

  • Some BNO applicants will be able to apply for permanent residence under the new ‘Hong Kong’ eligibility stream
  • Some BNO students will be eligible for automatic extensions of their Graduate Visa and for pathways to permanent residence.

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 occupations that hold critical skills needed to support Australia’s economy.

The other skilled occupations list remains active, but the PMSOL list takes priority. The 44 Occupations (ANZSCO code) are:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Accountant (General) (221111)
  • Management Accountant (221112)
  • Taxation Accountant (221113)
  • External Auditor (221213)
  • Internal Auditor (221214)
  • Surveyor (232212)
  • Cartographer (232213)
  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
  • Civil Engineer (233211)
  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
  • Structural Engineer (233214)
  • Transport Engineer (233215)
  • Electrical Engineer (233311)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • Hospital Pharmacist (251511)
  • Industrial Pharmacist (251512)
  • Retail Pharmacist (251513)
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioners (253999)
  • Midwife (25411)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Chef (351311)

 

Visa applications for PMSOL and priority processing nomination applies to:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (Subclass 187)
  • We are yet to see what the new Albanese Labour Government will do with Immigration but all the indications are that Australia will continue to open up with Western Australia coming online in July. Whether you are on the lists above or not with various States now opening up your Occupation may well be the key to your Migration to Australia.
  • So if you are looking at Australia then don’t delay call Taylor Hampton Solicitors Emigrate to Australia on 02074275290 or email us on enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk

In the last months of the Morrison Government, Australia’s former Prime Minister announced that the 40hrs a fortnight work limitation on international students will be relaxed for all sectors of the economy to help mitigate the workforce shortages.

From 5 March 2022, two new permanent resident visa streams are available for Hong Kong SAR and British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders. Changes include:

  • Some BNO applicants will be able to apply for permanent residence under the new ‘Hong Kong’ eligibility stream
  • Some BNO students will be eligible for automatic extensions of their Graduate Visa and for pathways to permanent residence.

 

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 occupations that hold critical skills needed to support Australia’s economy.

The other skilled occupations list remains active, but the PMSOL list takes priority. The 44 Occupations (ANZSCO code) are:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Accountant (General) (221111)
  • Management Accountant (221112)
  • Taxation Accountant (221113)
  • External Auditor (221213)
  • Internal Auditor (221214)
  • Surveyor (232212)
  • Cartographer (232213)
  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
  • Civil Engineer (233211)
  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
  • Structural Engineer (233214)
  • Transport Engineer (233215)
  • Electrical Engineer (233311)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • Hospital Pharmacist (251511)
  • Industrial Pharmacist (251512)
  • Retail Pharmacist (251513)
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioners (253999)
  • Midwife (25411)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Chef (351311)

PMSOL Applications

Visa applications for PMSOL and priority processing nomination applies to:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (Subclass 187)
  • We are yet to see what the new Albanese Labour Government will do with Immigration but all the indications are that Australia will continue to open up with Western Australia coming online in July. Whether you are on the lists above or not with various States now opening up your Occupation may well be the key to your Migration to Australia.

For more information:

So if you are looking at Australia then don’t delay call Taylor Hampton Solicitors Emigrate to Australia on 02074275290 or email us on enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk

 

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