Australia is an attractive destination for migrants. There are miles and miles of beautiful beaches, a wild hinterland, warm weather and friendly people. And historically, Australia has always been very open and welcoming to immigrants.
However, over the past year, Australia has begun to review its immigration policies, particularly with regard to visas for skilled migrants. There are fewer professional skills that can qualify you, and the popular 457 visa has been abolished and replaced by two stricter types of work visas. New applicant are currently not being accepted in the Australia’s retirement visa program. But although things are changing, don’t give up on your dream of living in Australia yet. We will analyse the most popular ways in which migrants still receive the visas they need to obtain permanent citizenship.
The safest way to start on the path to permanent residence is to find an employer who is willing to offer you a job. Once employed, you must work for the same company for two consecutive years and remain free from any legal problems. If you meet these requirements, you will be able to apply for permanent residence.
Note that this step by step procedure only works for approved skills and your employer need to show that you’re very valuable to their organisation. this is a must during the Australian visa process. This is the part that gets tricky. However, if you are in a highly skilled career and there is a shortage in Australia, such as health professionals, you may be able to obtain a permanent resident visa directly.
Skilled professionals and migrants
The General Skilled Worker Migration Program is designed for people aged 18 to 45 with the necessary professional skills and abilities to speak and read English. The lists of competencies, now called the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) and the Medium- and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), are evolving. It is very important to go directly to the source to determine if your skills are eligible for this program.