|Posted on February 8, 2010 at 6:11 AM|
We are sure everyone has heard the news and it has no doubt sent panick out to those who have their visa applications processing as well as those who were about to lodge their visa applcations.
Changes to immigration processing includes a focus on job sponsorship in Australia, and speeding up these types of visa / emigration application in Australia.
The changes to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program for Australia, as described on the Australian Immigration website, are as follows:
- the outcomes of a review of the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)
- the replacement of the current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) in the second half of 2010
- offshore GSM visas made before 1 September 2007 would be capped and ceased
- priority processing arrangements
- skills assessment requirements for GSM applicants nominating a trade occupation.
Occupations that appear to be fairly safe for skilled emigration to Australia are those on the Critical Skills List (CSL), including Medical Professionals, Engineers and Secondary School Teachers.
Job Sponsorship in Australia
There is much talk about what this will mean for those foreign nationals who are wanting to emigrate to Australia, and it appears that job sponsorship in Australia may be the route for skilled persons to follow. This change could have a positive effect on those foreign nationals requiring job sponsorship, causing Australian employers to be more open and willing to sponsor overseas nationals, especially now that there will be less people emigrating to Australia independently,which will surely increase the shortage of skilled candidates in Australia.
If these changes mean you will now be applying for job sponsorship in Australia, with an increased number of overseas nationals applying for job sponsorship in Australia, we highly recommend that you position yourself as favourably as possible, ensuring that you have a competitive CV and cover letter for applying for job sponsorship in Australia. Click here now to find out whether your CV is currently competitive for job sponsorship in Australia.
For more information on the changes to Australian immigration processing and the MODL, click here.