Update to changes for Skills occupations list to be implemented on 1 July 2014
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Update to changes for Skills occupations list to be implemented on 1 July 2014

What does a bricklayer, chef and tiler have in common? These three trades have a recognized skill shortage in Australia and have been officially added to the ‘Australia’s Skilled Occupation List.’ So what exactly does this mean for chefs, bricklayers and tilers?

If a profession is listed on the Skilled Occupation List, it means that if a migrant is skilled in that particular profession, they do not need to apply for a permanent visa through an employer.

The Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) includes a total of 188 different professions including:

  • Boat Builder
  • Locksmith
  • Midwife
  • Solicitor
  • Social Worker
  • Stonemason

“It is important to remember that a business that is forced to close due to an inability to source vital skilled labour is a business that employs no-one.” Commented Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash assuring that despite these additions to the Skilled Occupation List, Australian residents will be considered first. For more detailed information on the changes and additions to the Consolidated Occupation List (CSOL) and the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. If you are looking to migrate to Australia through a Skilled Working Visa and would like to speak to one of our Brisbane based migration agents, please contact us today.

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