Australia PR- Find out how March-Skilled Occupation List Changes will Impact your application in 2018

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on April 12, 2018


Skill Occupation List

Australian government has made several immigration changes in last few months under Turnbull administration. Well, making key immigration rule changes is essential for every country, in order to structure immigration procedure as per the current situation in the country.

Now if you are an immigration applicant, your job is to constantly track all the latest updates, understand them and implement the same while preparing or submitting your visa application.

Australia Immigration Changes in March 2018

The Aussie government implemented some key changes in its existing Skilled Occupation lists, as well as introduced a new occupation list, i.e. Regional Occupation List (ROL) to nominate foreign skilled workers for the positions in regional parts of Australia. Let’s find out these key changes and their impact on your Australian Skilled Visa applications in the year 2018.

(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.)

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  • New Occupations Added in the existing Skilled Occupation Lists

Some more occupations have been added to the Skilled Migration list, i.e. Flight Attendant, Translator, Driving Instructor, Jockey, etc. The newly added occupation will make more foreign skilled workers eligible to nominate an occupation and apply for the relevant skilled visa in Australia.

  • Occupations Removed from the List

Some occupations have also been removed from the existing Skilled Occupation list considering the latest demand of the same in the state of Ontario.

  • Some occupations Moved to ROL

Some occupations from the Skilled Migration lists have been moved to ROL (Regional Occupation List). The MLTSSL has lost 4 occupations and the STSOL has lost 10 occupations, i.e. Property Manager, Real Estate Representative, Electrical Lines worker, Wine Maker, etc. Australian government is in the process to expand the growth in the regional states of Oz. Hence, if your occupation is on the new ROL but no state is open for the same, you won’t be able to apply for the same.

  • Existing Lists have been updated

Eligible Skilled Occupation list and the combined list of Eligible Skilled Occupations have been updated as per the latest changes. Hence, if you are an applicant of Australian Skilled Visa, you must visit and explore the new skilled occupation lists, i.e. Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), combined current list of eligible skilled occupations, etc. to find out in which list your occupation falls and whether you are eligible to apply for the visa program mentioned for the same.

Get assistance from the Migration expert to apply for Australia PR as per new Rule changes

If you wish to apply for Australian Skilled PR Visa in the year 2018, you must find out where your profile, eligibility or candidature stands to apply for the same after the new changes in Australia immigration rules and procedures. You may contact Visas Avenue qualified and experienced Australia Migration experts for complete assistance and support.

You may call Visas Avenue immigration expert Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- info@visasavenue.com.

 


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Australia PR Visa- What is the eligible occupation list?

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on June 29, 2017


Skill Occupation List for Australia

All set to apply for Permanent Residency in Australia. Well, hope you are aware of recent immigration changes announced by the Australian government.

Not exploring the Aussie immigration changes as yet?

Nevertheless, you are reading this; you will come to know about the most crucial change made by the Aussie government in Australia PR process. Although, the abolition of Subclass 457 Visa was also an important update, however, it is not linked with your Australian PR Journey. On April 19, 2017, Australian government has replaced its two popular occupation lists, i.e.

  • Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and
  • Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List.

(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.)

Let’s first understand the significance of these lists to understand what is important for you in this news of occupation lists.

Also Read– How to know for Which Australian Visa you Qualify

Significance of Occupation lists

Australia doesn’t just invite the people randomly to come and work in Australia.  There is an organised system in place to invite and allow the skilled migrants in the country. The applicants seeking PR in Australia first need to check and nominate an occupation in one of the occupation lists of Australia based on the visa category they want to apply. Candidates must have skills and experience matching their nominated occupation.

2 new Occupation lists and how to choose the relevant one to nominate an occupation

Here are the two newly launched lists, which have replaced the earlier SOL and CSOL

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) has replaced the earlier ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL). You must nominate an occupation from MLTSSL if you are applying for the visa categories:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)- Family nominated
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)– Graduate Work Stream.

Combined List of Eligible Occupations

The second list valid for nominating an occupation to apply for the visa is Combined List of Eligible Occupations. You require nominating an occupation an occupation in this Combined list of Eligible Skilled Occupations if you are applying for any of the following visa categories:

  • Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)  – State or Territory Nominated
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Training visa (subclass 407) – Nomination eligibility type 2 – Occupational training to enhance skills in an eligible occupation

However, if you have not been following the Australia immigration changes since long, it is wise to hire a professional to get key help to complete the task of immigration.

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Seek Professional help to apply for Permanent Visa in Australia

It’s wise to seek the professional help, especially in view of the recent immigration changes announced and implemented by the Aussie government. However, choose a MARA accredited Australia Immigration Consultant only for Australian immigration and PR process. This will help you in avoiding the fraudsters looking to make money from innocent visa applicants. For any professional help in Australia immigration and PR process, you may forward your queries and details to info@visasavenue.com.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

 


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