Australian Visa Application: Can you make the cut?

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Permanent Residency (PR) or Australian visa application is more than just filling out application forms and submitting documentations; it is a very demanding process that requires patience and the ability to cope up with the ever-changing regulations all at the same time.

Australia, just like about any other country across the globe, constrains immigration laws in order for the government to remain in control of the surface of the economy.

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Newly Launched Australian Visa Programmes for Singaporeans – Strengthens In-Country Ties

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New Australian visa programmes only for Singaporeans have been announced on 2nd June 2017 by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during his visit in Singapore.

An exclusive visa will be effective by 1st January 2018, allowing Singaporeans to enter Australia for 3 months at a time within the period of six years. Alongside with this visa, a new Work and Holiday Maker programme will also begin on 1st August 2017, which allows eligible applicants from Australia and Singapore to undertake short-term work or study.

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Australia Immigration is Tough, But Still Worth It

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Truth be told, the best time to migrate to Australia was way back years ago, when the immigration policies was not as tough as it is today. Following the immigration changes implemented prior to the 2017-18 fiscal year on the 1st July 2017, many would-be migrants have been affected, especially those occupations that were removed from the occupation lists.

However, despite the changes, Australia’s permanent migration programme for the fiscal year 2017-18 will remain stable at a ceiling of 190,000 intakes. The government has decided not to cut the number of migrant intake for the coming fiscal year in spite of the abolition of the 457 visa and the removal of the 200 occupations from the list.

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Important Australia Immigration Update

Australia Immigration Update - Australia Visa ApplicationThe 2017-18 fiscal year has yet to begin, but a number of changes on the Australian visa application process will take its effectivity today, 19th April 2017.

Sure, Australia welcomes thousands of skilled migrants yearly. However, in the effort to protect Australian citizens’ employment opportunities, revisions on the occupation lists and immigration process are being set.

Revised Occupation List

Effective 19th April 2017, the previous Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is now replaced to Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is now called Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Occupations which are listed in a legislative instrument containing two schedules are only the approved jobs for use under permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes.

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Oversupply of Medical Practitioners in Australia for 2017

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The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has confirmed that Australia has now enough supply of medical practitioners to meet its long-term needs. Alongside, AMA, in a Federal Government Review of the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), informed that all medical occupations should be taken out of the SOL.

SOL is a list of occupations used by potential migrants seeking to nominate skilled jobs in the basis of submitting Australian permanent residency application or temporary skilled migration. Further to the review, AMA saw a surge in the supply of medical graduates in the past decades that can fill in the available positions in the workforce.

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Australia Migration: It’s Not All About What You Just Know

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has been always strictly defined by many complexities and confusions when talking about legislation. Rules and regulations are being updated from time to time. What may be applicable now, may not be applicable for the following weeks or months. It would be helpful to conduct a thorough research about the immigration process.

It is not about what you just only know, but what you still need to know…

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Australia Migration: Employment Challenges for Middle Eastern Migrants

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Compared to European and Asian immigrants, unemployed migrants from Middle East and North Africa are three times higher during their first five years of settlement in Australia.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that Middle Eastern migrant’s 33 per cent jobless rate is six times higher than the national average.

Islamic migration experts have put the blame on employers who reject applications when found job seekers are named “Mohammad” and/or women wearing hijabs.

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Applying for Australian PR after Graduation

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Congratulations! You’ve now obtained an Australian Bachelor’s degree and thinking of applying for a Permanent Residency (PR). After investing hundreds of hours studying and thousands of dollars, the big question now is…do you qualify for an Australian PR?

The fact remains that a large percentage of onshore graduates have pursued their courses in Australia with the hope of being able to apply for PR, but many will be disappointed to learn that they fall short of eligibility criteria!

Whether you’re intending to study or about to complete your studies in Australia, this article is of no relevance if you intend to return to your home country to embark on your career. However, if you had the intention of applying after graduating or have simply fallen in love with Australia whilst studying and now wish to live and work here, read on…

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Why Australian Engineers Struggle to Find Jobs

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Kenan Toker, an Australian graduated with an engineering degree specialising in power generation, struggled to find a job. “A lot of electrical power infrastructure around Sydney needs to be replaced over the next 10 or 15 years. That was a big part of me choosing that field. But there seem to be very few opportunities available,” Toker said in an interview.

After spending a lot of time searching for his chosen field, he then landed on a job as a software design and coding. He even said that he had subjects about software during his degree, but it was not something that he expected to be doing.

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