If you are an Engineer with plans to live and work in Australia, you must apply for the Australian Skilled Visa right now. The ‘Occupation Ceiling Value’ of the open occupations in Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of Australia is about to reach to the maximum limit at any point of time, in view of the huge influx of applications. If you are wondering as to what the SOL and occupation ceiling value is, find below the key information about the both.
What is SOL and Occupation Ceiling Value?
The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is the list of greatly in demand occupations in Australia, released by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of Australia every year. The skilled migrants from all parts of the world are invited every year, to apply for these occupations online.
The ‘Occupation Ceiling Value’ is the maximum number of applications can be received in a year for a particular occupation listed in SOL list. Once the Occupation Ceiling Value is achieved for a specific occupation in SOL, no further applications can be accepted for the same occupation in the existing year.
(Note: With effect from April 19, 2017, Australian Government has replaced the old Occupation lists, i.e. SOL & CSOL with new Skilled Occupation lists, i.e. Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)&Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
The visa applicants, eligible to nominate an occupation from STSOL, also have access to some occupations in MLTSSL. Hence, both the lists (STSOL & MLTSSL) have been combined to form a new Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations and hence, there is no separate STSOL list.)
Why you must apply fast as an Engineer to Australia?
If you are an engineer, looking to move to Australia, you must prepare your file fast and apply for the skilled visa, as the key engineering occupations, i.e. Civil Engineering Professionals, Electrical Engineer, Chemical and Material Engineer, Electronics Engineers, Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers, etc. are about to reach the cap limit soon. Take a look at the current status of key Engineering Occupations in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of 2016-17.
|Occupations||Occupation Ceiling Value||Till Date Results|
|Chemical and Materials Engineers||1000||125|
|Civil Engineering Professionals||2174||274|
|Industrial, Mechanical & Production Engineers||1539||691|
|Other Engineering Professionals||1000||559|
The above list clearly indicates that the most of the Engineering Occupations in SOL are getting occupied fast to meet the Occupation Ceiling Value soon.
Why it could be your Last chance to apply for Australian Visa?
The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of Australia gets updated every year by DIBP. Hence, every year some occupations are removed and some are added in the SOL. As per the recent announcement, several healthcare related occupations are going to be removed from the SOL of Australia. Hence, if you miss the chance to apply for Australian Visa this year, it is possible that you won’t get the chance next time, if your occupation is removed from the list. Hence, gather your documents, prepare your file and apply for the visa as early at the earliest.
How to prepare the file and apply for Visa in Australia?
Australia’s Immigration is based on a point based system that you need to follow diligently to secure a visa for Australia. So arrange the key documents as a first step and subsequently apply in the points-based immigration system to Australia choosing the right occupation and visa category.
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