The new Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa enables skilled workers and their families to live, work and/or study in regional areas of Australia for up to five years. The visa provides pathways to permanent residency after three years. There are two streams: family sponsored and state nominated. The family sponsored visa requires that you have a relative living in a regional area of Australia who is willing to sponsor you and that you have an occupation on the Medium and Long Term Skilled Shortage List (MLTSSL). It also requires that you lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and… Далее
          One of the many reasons that people migrate to Australia is a better lifestyle. It is no surprise then that Australia offers many well-paid jobs. Here are the top 10 highest paying jobs in Australia in 2020: IT System Architect:The IT industry is booming in Australia. Hence, it is not surprising that IT System Architects earn up to AUD 139,690 per year. An IT System Architect builds, designs and tests the entire IT infrastructure of organizations that have an internal network. They handle highly sensitive and complex… Далее
Australia is gearing up for a number of significant immigration changes in 2020. Here are all the Australian immigration changes that you can see in 2020. Points Score Scoring high points is something that all aspiring immigrants to Australia aim for. However, the minimum score required in 2020 will remain unchanged at 65 points.  Migration Experts encourage immigrants who score 65 points lodge an Expression of Interest. Even though applicants with higher scores have a greater chance of getting an invitation, there are several other routes that aspiring immigrants can… Далее
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has released their Traffic Light Bulletin on potential changes to the skilled occupation lists for Immigration purposes. A number of interesting changes have been proposed, including the removal or down-grading of some trades occupations, and the addition of occupations relating to personal and aged care. A full list is available on the Department's website here. Please note that these are only proposed changes at this stage. Red Occupations These are occupations that could be removed from all occupation lists. Standing out… Далее
Australia has introduced two new Regional Visas on the 16th of November 2019. These two visas are: Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) Visa Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) Visa The new Regional Visas throw open the door to Australian Permanent Residency and possible citizenship in the future. If you too are mulling over whether you should apply for the new Visas, here are the pros and cons: Pros: The definition of “regional areas” in Australia has been simplified by the Australian Govt. Barring Sydney, Melbourne and… Далее
The Dept. of Health in Australia has declared that the new Regional Visa holders will be “treated as eligible” for the purposes of the Health Insurance Act. This means that Subclass 491 and Subclass 494 visa holders will be able to apply for Medicare. They will be covered under Medicare for their entire stay period. The Subclass 491 Visa replaces the Subclass 489 Visa. Subclass 489 Visa holders did not have access to Medicare. They had to pay for their medical treatment in Australia. However, Subclass 491 Visa holders will be to go to the hospital or visit the doctor and have all… Далее
Perth in Western Australia and the Gold Coast in Queensland are set to be classified as 'regional' for immigration purposes once changes are introduced in November this year. Longer 485 Graduate Visas The Western Australia and Queensland State Governments requested for Perth and the Gold Coast - respectively - to be classified as 'regional' in order to attract more international students. This is because from November, students who study in regional areas will be able to access a longer Subclass 485 Graduate post-study work visa. From 16 November, students in regional cities and major… Далее
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