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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.

Skilled Visa Invitations Rise

Our May 20th blog stated, “Australia’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again”. The results are in, and skilled visa invitations for certain occupations have increased by as much as 81%.

As the economy rebounds, Australia is starting to experience worker shortages, particularly in the Skilled Independent and Skilled Regional visa sectors.

Whilst a regional visa applicant can receive an invitation within a couple of months, a skilled visa applicant was previously waiting up to 2 years, but this is expected to reduce considerable over the next year.

Applicants who have not received an invitation may wish to assess their options as the next invitation round is expected to be in July.

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

Global Talent Visa

If you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding
achievement in one of the following areas:

    • a profession
    • a sport
    • the arts
    • academia and research

and you are nominated by:

    • an Australian citizen,
    • Australian permanent resident,
    • an eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian organisation with a national reputation in your area of talent

you can now apply for this visa either in or outside Australia.

Your achievement and contribution to Australia may be:

  • economic
  • social
  • cultural, or
  • to raise Australia’s academic, artistic or sports standing internationally

You must contribute to the nation as a whole. you can be any age to apply for this visa and this visa also allows the applicant and dependent family members to live as permanent residents in Australia.

Please contact John in Australia at john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au or Lesley in the United Kingdom at lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk for further information OR to check your eligibility now please complete a Free Assessment HERE and we’ll evaluate your suitableness.

Australia’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Consider that if you are under 45 years of age you may be eligible to apply for a Skilled-based visa., providing of course you can nominate a suitable occupation on a Skilled Occupation List.

Applicants over 45 can apply for sponsored or regional employer-sponsored pathways (or business stream/ investors etc) visas.

There are also extensive occupations open to nomination in regional Australia and please note that every part of Australia except Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne are now regarded as regional (even Perth, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast are regional)

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

Priority Skilled Visa Processing

The Department of  Immigration recently updated the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). These occupations fill critical skills needs that will support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Employer-sponsored visa and nomination applications on this list are PRIORITY processed. Please note that all other skilled occupation lists remain active also.

It is expected that, as Australia’s recovery from the pandemic gathers pace, the list of priority occupations will grow, as an acute labour shortage is expected.

The Current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioner 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)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)

Applicants (and employers) can also request a travel exemption to enter Australia during the current border closures.

Other skilled & general visa applicants in categories such as State/Territory Nominated visa or Regional programs (and remember that all parts of Australia except Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne are regional), appear to be processed urgently too.

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

New Positive Forecasts for Australia

The Australian economy is expected to grow by 4.5% in 2021 and 2.8% in 2022. Unemployment is also expected to decline and with inflation to remain subdued, Australia’s recovery appears positive.

The Migration Program ceiling in the years 2021-2022 will be maintained at 160,000 places – which includes 79,600 Skill and 77,300 Family stream places.

The International Monetary Fund has also upgraded the Australian economic outlook and confirms the nation has outperformed all major advanced economies over the past year.

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