Migrate to Australia as a Skilled Worker in 2022

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on February 2, 2022


Migrate to Australia as a Skilled Worker 2022

Australia is among the most popular immigration destinations for foreign skilled professionals and workers. The reason behind immense popularity is that Australia gives them a better quality of life and tremendous employment opportunities.

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program offers them an ideal pathway to Australian immigration. The program is designed to welcome highly skilled immigrants who can significantly contribute to improving the Australian economy’s productive capacity and help the nation meet labour shortages.

Many skilled foreign nationals in the Australian workforce help the country stimulate its economic growth by further supporting job production. The majority of the visa places are under the Skill stream, making it approximately 69.5% of the entire GSM program.

Furthermore, Australia’s skilled stream plays a crucial role in its regional development by providing skilled foreign workers in regional Australia, where employers cannot source skilled workers locally. It altogether encourages investment and local spending in regional areas of Australia.

Following are the visa subclasses under Australia’s Skilled Migration Program:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points-tested stream
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

 

Basic eligibility criteria

To qualify for skilled immigration, an applicant must:

  • Have a skilled occupation listed on the relevant SOL (skilled occupation list)
  • Age 45 years or below while getting an invitation to apply
  • Create and submit an EOI (expression of interest) online through SkillSelect
  • Get assessed and have suitable skills assessment for the chosen occupation
  • Nominated by a state or territory government or sponsored by a relative living and working in Australia (only for skilled nominated visa subclasses)
  • Get an invitation to apply
  • Meet minimum point requirement as per individual visa subclass criteria
  • Have a minimum competent level of English at the time of invitation
  • Undergo a medical examination to prove that you are physically and mentally fit
  • Get a good character certificate to prove that you don’t have any criminal record

The process to apply for Australia Skilled Migration

To apply for Australian immigration, you may follow a stepwise process mentioned below:

Select an appropriate visa subclass

You have to choose or nominate a skilled occupation listed under any of the SOL and then choose a visa subclass to apply for. The most popular visa subclasses under the General Skilled Migration program includes,

  • Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
  • Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190
  • Skilled Work (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491

Step 2: Register for language test

English is an official language of Australia, and you must obtain a good score for your English language proficiency. For this, you may enrol for the IELTS test and prepare for your examination by taking online IELTS coaching from expert trainers.

Step 3: Get suitable Skills Assessment

To get a skill assessment report, you have to select an occupation code and name for filling your assessment form online. In addition, you have to provide education details and other supporting documents along with your work experience documents.

Upon completing a skill assessment, you will get a Skills Assessment Report within 10 weeks.

Step 4: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

The next step is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) online via SkillSelect System. Then, based on your nominated Occupation and points score, you may apply for the relevant skilled visa category.

Step 5: Obtain an ITA (Invitation to Apply)

Once you submit an EOI and obtain good scores, you will get your invitation to apply in monthly invitation rounds if eligible from the DHA (Department of Home Affairs).

Step 6: Submit your final visa application

Once you receive your ITA (invitation to apply) from the DHA, you must submit the final and complete visa application along with the supporting documents and required fee within 60 days of receiving your ITA.

Step 7: Get visa approval

The visa officer will then assess and verify all the information and documents for completeness and accuracy. If your application and documents are accurate and complete, you will get visa approval.

To discover the best Australian immigration options for you, fill our free profile assessment and start your journey to apply for an Australia PR visa as early as possible.

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