How many points do I need to get into Australia?

How many points do I need to get into Australia?

Anyone who’s thought about entering Australia as a skilled migrant will be aware of the points system which exists. The purpose of the so called ‘points test’ is to ensure that skilled migrants who can offer real economic benefit to this country are granted visas to fill labour shortages.

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What could happen with the 457 visa program?

What could happen with the 457 visa program?

It’s widely expected that the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton may announce drastic measures next month, to curb the amount of people coming into Australia on the Working 457 program. He made it clear last year that he would be reducing the list of eligible occupations to encourage more employment opportunities for Australians. Within the last few weeks, it’s believed that he has met with the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration who were offering guidance and over this subject.

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Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Over the past two years, a tightening of the economy has meant that employers have been able to take their pick from home grown talent rather than sponsor an oversea candidate. But there are still certain roles or types of industries which are in demand in Australia. Companies are still recruiting workers on the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) which is commonly known as just a 457 visa.

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What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

One of the most popular routes into Australia is via a sponsored 457 visa. This Temporary Work visa aims to address genuine skills shortages in the Australian labour market by bringing people from overseas who have skills which are in demand. But employers using the 457 program, must become approved business sponsors and abide by certain obligations set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. There are penalties for not complying with the regulations. Visa Solutions Australia can guide employers through the sponsorship approval process and advise them of their obligations as a 457 sponsor.

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Australia's Most Wanted

Australia's Most Wanted

Are you an Audiologist or Prosthetist? Have you even heard of these professions? They are both on the latest ‘wanted’ list or Skilled Occupation List for migrants which is issued by the Australian Government every year and comes into force next month.

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