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Proposed Australian changes may favour South Africans

Australia is currently subjecting itself to some of the strictest lockdown measures in the world in order to isolate itself from external Covid-19 outbreaks, but travel restrictions may soon change due to Australia's dire need for skilled migrants. To stimulate the economy, the Australian government invites skilled migrants with experience in areas where there are labour …

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Parliamentary committee has proposed changes to make it easier for skilled migrants to remain in Australia

A parliamentary committee dominated by Liberals has recommended that the Morrison government take advantage of the pandemic to overhaul the skilled migration programme, giving temporary workers and some international students clearer pathways to permanent residency in Australia. The joint standing committee on migration recommends that the government change the conditions…

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Australia remains a Top Destination for South African migrants

Despite the recent tightening of requirements, Australia remains one of the most popular destinations for skilled South Africans looking to leave the country. This is according to the most recent report from Australia's Department of Home Affairs, in which it indicated that 3,743 South African migrants arrived in the country in the 2019/2020 period. According to the depar…

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The 2021 and 2022 Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills Shortage List

The Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) is an occupational demand list that is in high demand throughout Australia's states and territories. Your occupation must be on this list in order to apply for an Australian Independent visa (subclass 189) or an Australian Regional Provisional visa (subclass 489). The list is provisional, and priority occupations m…

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The 2021 and 2022 Priority Migration Skilled Shortage Occupation List

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 occupations that will support Australia's economic recovery following COVID-19. The list is based on the National Skills Commission's expert advice and consultation with Commonwealth departments. Priority will be given to employer-sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL…

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Calling all Trade Artisans - Australia’s Energy and Mining Sectors desperately want you!

As we pass the midpoint of 2021, immigration to Australia is increasing at a rapid pace. This expansion is best exemplified by Australia's energy and mining sectors which are in desperate need of skilled and qualified trade artisans. Employers in Australia are not considering shortlisting for these positions due to Australia facing a massive shortage in these industries a…

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Australia’s border reopening plans are soon to benefit Farmers

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government has released a four-phase plan for reopening international borders. The National Farmers' Federation has welcomed the four-phase plan released following National Cabinet on Friday 2 July, which aims to transition Australia's COVID-19 response and reopen international borders. The NFF has been a vocal suppor…

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More skilled workers are now eligible for expedited visas to Australia

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced that 22 new job categories will be added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), which is intended to attract critical workers to the country. Chefs, civil engineers, and software developers are among those whose visas are now being prioritized for processing. The occupations added to the priority list includ…

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Migration to play an integral part in Australia’s economic recovery

Alex Hawke – Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs – was the special guest at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's online conference yesterday (ACCI). During the hour-long meeting, Minister Hawke gave an update on migration plans and explained how the government is adjusting its skilled migration program to respond…

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A scarcity of Skilled Foreign Workers is jeopardizing Australia's Hospitality Industry's recovery

More Australians are eating out as coronavirus restrictions relax, but industry leaders are calling for immediate access to skilled workers from overseas to alleviate a national shortage of chefs, restaurant managers, and sommeliers. The hospitality industry also heavily relies on front-of-house workers from other countries, including students and working vacationers. Th…

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