Monthly Archives: June 2021

Labour Agreements

A Labour Agreement (LA) is a formal contract entered into between the Commonwealth and an Australian business where the business is authorised to recruit overseas workers. A Labour Agreement is designed to provide a flexible solution to support Australian businesses where standard temporary or permanent skilled visa programs are not available, and the employer’s recruitment needs cannot be met through the Australian labour market.

Many industries can utilise labour-hire or recruitment companies to source overseas workers, and such companies can be based in Australia or overseas.  While the use of these companies can be an efficient and cost-effective method to source workers, it is quite a complicated process to use this program.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists who will guide you every step of the way and we have experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

Please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Nurses And Medical Specialists

A kind reminder that the demand for Nurses and Medical specialists in Australia is still there. In fact, at one hospital in Western Australia, there are 32 vacancies for Nurses alone.

Please see our recently publicised post below on ‘Priority Skilled Occupations’ for details on the large amount of ‘Medical Professionals’ in demand and remember, these nominated occupations are eligible to bypass Australia’s travel restrictions.

There are excellent career opportunities whether you want to emigrate to Australia, or just stay for a few years, whether you have a high level of skills and experience or need to gain additional skills,

To determine whether you can work in Australia as a nurse, you will need to be assessed so please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Programmers and ICT Security Specialists

Programmers and ICT security specialists will get prioritised visa processing to enter Australia and bypass travel restrictions under an expansion of the skilled migration program.

22 new occupations were added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (see yesterday’s post) and these new occupations include various Engineers, Multimedia and Security specialists, various Software and Application Programmers, and Social Workers.

Australia’s economy has fully recovered and now has less unemployment than before the Covid-19 pandemic began and Western Australia has had over 13 months of consecutive falls in the unemployment rate.

The Skilled Migration program is expected to vastly expand in the coming months and years, as the Australian economy continues to grow. Consequently, to become part of this growth and to begin your journey down under, please start with a Free Assessment by clicking HERE.

Once you complete and lodge your submission, we will assess your immigration eligibility.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists who will guide you every step of the way and we have experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

Please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Priority Skilled Occupations

22 new occupations have been added to the ‘Priority Skilled Occupation List’ (PMSOL).

The PMSOL ensures a number of critical occupations are filled to continue to create Australian jobs and aid in Australia’s ongoing recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

The addition of 22 occupations brings the PMSOL to 41 in total.

The 22 new occupations are indicated with *

The Current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List is;

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Accountant (General) (221111)*
  • Management Accountant (221112)*
  • Taxation Accountant (221113)*
  • External Auditor (221213)*
  • Internal Auditor (221214)*
  • Surveyor (232212)*
  • Cartographer (232213)*
  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)*
  • Civil Engineer (233211)*
  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)*
  • Structural Engineer (233214)*
  • Transport Engineer (233215)*
  • Electrical Engineer (233311)*
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)*
  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)*
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)*
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)*
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)*
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)*
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)*
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)*
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Chef (351311)*

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists who will guide you every step of the way and we have experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

Begin your journey down under with a Free Assessment. Just click HERE, complete your submission, and we’ll assess your immigration eligibility.

For more information please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Skilled Regional Visa

The subclass 491 visa is a Skilled Visa for Applicants that are sponsored by a State/Territory Government OR an eligible family member, and this visa provides a pathway to permanent residency providing the applicant meets some conditions (such as working and residing in the sponsoring state/territory for the first 3 years).

KEY POINTS

Applicants for this visa:

  • Must have recent work experience in the nominated occupation.
  • Must pass a skills assessment by a relevant skills assessment authority.
  • Can stay in Australia for up to 5 years.
  • Must live, work and study in a specified region of Australia.
  • Can travel to and from Australia as many times as required, while the visa is valid.
  • Can bring their immediate family members to Australia.

For more information please see the ‘Regional Visas’ tab on our website and thereafter to assess your eligibility please complete our Free Assessment HERE

In the United Kingdom call us at 74 8753 8231 or email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

In Australia call us at 08 9301 5905 or email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Australia’s Unemployment Rate Plummets Again

Australia’s unemployment rate has dropped once more, falling 0.4 percentage points to 5.1 per cent in May 2021.

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that approximately 115,000 Australians found work between April and May, radically lowering the unemployment rate.

Australia’s unemployment rate is now the same as it was in February 2020, just prior to the economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic with 1 million jobs created since then.

The declining unemployment rate continues to align with the strong increases in job vacancies that has rocketed Australia to become the world’s leading economy.

To become part of this boom, firstly we need to assess your eligibility to do so. Initially please complete our Free Assessment HERE or in the United Kingdom call us at 74 8753 8231 or email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

In Australia call us at 08 9301 5905 or email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Nurses and Medical Specialists in Demand

If you have a high level of medical skills and experience you are in immediate demand in Australia.

Or if you need to gain additional skills, there is a visa to suit you. The Department of Immigration will now process visas lodged by Medical Professionals, Nurses, or Doctors as a matter of high priority.

We know what a perfect application looks like and will ensure that everything is arranged in a way that best suits the Department’s standards before lodgement. Our Staged Migration Process will provide you with the peace of mind to know that your application has the very best chance of success because it has been prepared by an immigration expert.

Please contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Working Holiday Visa – UK Trade Deal Update

One of the many positive aspects emerging from the new Australia – United Kingdom trade deal is that the upper age limit for UK citizens applying for a ‘Working Holiday’ visa will rise to 35 years of age.

Another positive aspect of this visa category is that we can develop a pathway to permanent residency in Australia for you. Further detailed information can be seen HERE on our ‘Working Holiday Visa’ page or contact our UK office by telephone at 74 8753 8231 or by email lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

Or contact our Australian office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

Australia – United Kingdom Trade Deal

A trade deal between the UK and Australia has been agreed upon.

The agreement is the first trade deal to be built from scratch since the UK left the EU which is seen as an important step towards the UK joining a wider Asia Pacific free-trade agreement.

Britons under the age of 35 will be able to travel and work in Australia more freely that also opens fantastic opportunities for British businesses and consumers, as well as young people wanting the chance to work and live on the other side of the world.

More details will follow but this is fabulous news for potential immigrants to Australia such as Working Holidaymakers, Employer Sponsors, Nominees, Skilled Visa applicants, and Business Visa applicants.

Contact us HERE and we’ll assess your options or just click HERE and complete an assessment.

Western Australia – Powerhouse Economy

Western Australia’s unemployment rate fell for the 10th consecutive month in April 2021 to 4.9%. The number of unemployed persons fell by 2,239 (3.0%) in April 2021. Total employment actually fell by 14,434 persons (1.0%) in April 2021.

The outlook for Western Australia’s labour market remains positive. Western Australia had 26,486 internet vacancies in April 2021, still at a historically high level. However, filling all of these job vacancies will be challenging in an economy with a reduced labour supply.

There are many other options at your disposal, so take a look around our website. If you don’t see what you require or if you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists who will guide you every step of the way and we have experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

Begin your journey down under with a Free Assessment. Just click HERE, complete your submission, and we’ll assess your immigration eligibility.