A common concern is that by adding to the supply of labour, immigration can reduce the wages of local workers (or displace them from jobs). This concept of displacement is partly a manifestation of a fallacy that there is a fixed number of jobs in an economy. However, with sufficient labour market flexibility, displaced workers
Under law Migration Regulation - F2016L01391, skilled applicants can now obtain five extra points for completing an Australian PhD or Masters (Research). This requires two years full time study in the following fields: Biological Sciences Chemical Sciences Earth Sciences Mathematical Sciences Natural and Physical Sciences Other Natural and Physical Sciences Physics and Astronomy Computer Science Information Systems
Relationship registration in Victoria has just become more sensible and beneficial to potential visa applicants. Changes came into effect 1 July 2016. Now only one person needs to be living in Victoria in order to register and only 3 months of residence needs to be shown
Accountants may need a points score more than 70. This is based on feedback that EOIs lodged for Accountants with 70 points have not received an application invitation for several week.
The new migration year commencement on 1 July means that most federal and state migration quota limits are reset. Therefore many state occupation restrictions are now available. Many potential skilled migrants may now have the opportunity to migrate. This quota resetting also affects many family visa opportunities. Now is a good time
The newstudent visa framework (SSVF) Key changes are: international students have a single type of visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study new Student Guardian (subclass 590) visa online lodgement
Under Legislative Instrument - IMMI 16/059 - F2016L00800, the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) which will come into effect 1 July 2016. Occupations moved from SOL to CSOL 233611 Mining Engineers (excluding Petroleum) 233612 Petroleum Engineers 234912 Metallurgists 251311 Environmental Health Officers 251312 Occupational Health & Safety Advisers 411211 Dental Hygienists 411212 Dental
Whilst the government are making big noises about significant changes to the sc457 process, in reality they are making minor changes that do not affect most people involved with sc457 visas. The most significant change is removing visa criteria which require provision of evidence of English language skill subclass 457 visa applicants who are already
Since July, 2015 Significant Investor Visa (SIV) applicants must invest 40% of their complying investment into risky Venture Capital (VC) and small public company shares. Only 6 visas have been granted under the new SIV 2 framework.
New Zealand citizens living in Australia will have a new pathway from 1 July 2017. The conditions are (in general): arrived in Australia after 26 February 2001; arrived before 19 February 2016. living in Australia for the past five years, earned more than $53,9000 each of the five years, as evidenced by their Australian Taxation