NSW Skilled Migration Nomination Requirements for Subclass 190 Visa 

Important Update: NSW will focus on priority sectors rather than skilled occupation lists.  To better address the evolving skills shortages across the state, NSW is shifting from publishing a list of eligible ANZSCO unit groups to a new sector-focused approach. What’s Changing  Previously, we published a skills list comprised of specific ANZSCO unit groups. Effective […]

Requirements for Subclass 191 visa – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)

The subclass 191 visa is a pathway for existing regional provisional visa holders (subclass 491 or 494) to apply for permanent residency. The visa can include eligible members of your family unit. You do not need a sponsor or be nominated for this visa. SKILLED REGIONAL VISA REQUIREMENTS Visa Applicant You must: · hold a […]

New Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa arrangements for UK passport holders

Australia and the UK have agreed to put in place new arrangements under the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program and Youth Mobility Scheme following entry into force of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (Australia-UK FTA) Commencement of new arrangements: Under the new arrangements: · from 1 July 2023, UK passport holders can apply for […]


MIGRATION PROGRAM PLANNING LEVELS | 2023-2024 On 9 May 2023, the Australian Government has announced that the planning level for the 2023-24 permanent Migration Program will be set at 190,000 places. The 2023-24 Migration Program has been designed to address persistent and emerging skills shortages and support the transition to a net-zero emissions economy by […]

New Pathway to NSW Nomination for Regional NSW-based Skilled Migrants

New Pathway to NSW Nomination for Regional NSW-based Skilled Migrants The NSW Government is bolstering support for Regional NSW-based skilled migrants with a dedicated pathway for Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) nomination. The new ‘Working in Regional NSW’ eligibility stream recognises applicants’ commitment to living and working in regional NSW and demonstrates support for […]

NSW Subclass 190 Skilled Occupation List

Introduction NSW provides visa nomination to highly skilled professionals in a range of occupations to help drive economic growth in the state. You must be qualified for an NSW nomination if you are proficient in a profession that BOTH: occurs in one of the listed ANZSCO unit groups, AND is admissible to the relevant visa It […]

<strong><u>Top Ranked Occupation for Australian Migration 2022</u></strong>

Introduction A total of 160,052 visas were issued in 2020–21, with the skill stream accounting for 51.7% of those grants. The employer sponsored visa program accounts for the largest majority (nearly a third) of all visas granted in the skill stream, with 23,503 employer sponsored visas. Other visa types in the skill stream include the […]

All About the Updated Labor Market Testing Instrument

Introduction A new labor market testing tool, the Migration (labor market testing) Amendment Determination (LIN 22/064) 2022, will go into effect on July 4, 2022. The revised name of the Australian Government’s employment website, Workforce Australia, is reflected in this instrument, which modifies Migration (LIN 18/036: Period, mode, and proof of labor market testing) Instrument […]