Friday, July 16, 2010


The suspension of visa schemes in Australia, immigration in the following categories from May 8, 2010 to 30 June 2010:
  • Subclass 175 - Skilled Independent
  • Subclass 176 - Skilled Sponsored
  • Subclass 475 - Skilled Sponsored Regional
The suspension was built from July 1, 2010. You can now return to an application under the above categories.

Australian immigration has greatly reduced the number of jobs falling under the skilled migration program from the 400 occupations previous to the current 183 occupations. Immigration Minister Chris Evans says that the changes will help provide skilled workers needed by Australian economy. The Australian Government says that the list includes management, professional, technical and trade occupations. Immigration Minister Evans had the following to say also:

'The government amendments to the migration program to deliver skilled workers our economy needs to regions where demand for real. "

'We have already seen the rate of employer and state-sponsored skilled migrations increased from 29 per cent in 2007-08 to 55 percent in this current year.
Australia immigration news July 2010
'And the latest figures show businesses already using the new system to recruit the skilled workers they need to meet demand in Queensland and Western Australia. "

Western Australia and Queensland have seen increases in the percentage share of skilled migrants to emigrate to the states in particular:
  • 12 per cent of permanent immigrants to emigrate to Western Australia in 2004-05. In the period 2008-09 he was gone up to 16 percent.
  • There is also increasing the proportion of skilled workers to emigrate to Western Australia under the program sponsored by the employer. The percentages have gone up from 16 percent to 24 percent in 2007-08 in 2008-09.
  • Immigration to Queensland increased from 17 percent in 2004-05 to 20 percent in the period 2008-09.
Immigration Minister Evans had the following to say also:

'Is not the government bringing in skilled migrants amendments to Australia one actually needs but focus on means of demand-driven migrants working in the professions over the economy and regions of Australia the most. "

'Labor Government recognizes the special needs of growing Western Australian and Queensland economies. The amendments to the skilled migration program to deliver tangible results for both small and large employers. '

Australian immigration is the transitional arrangements that may benefit former students and abroad present at the same time changes announced on February 8, 2010. If you do not come under the transitional arrangements, you will need to apply for independent immigration scheme or employer nomination basis.

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