Migration news

Population Politics

The Sydney Morning Herald hosted a population summit on Monday. Inevitably, migration was central to the debate. The event made lots of news, both in the host paper on the day of the event, as well in other outlets the following day.

The ambition to replicate Canada’s apparent success in having more migrants settle in regional areas was the main theme. Read more..

Additional requirements for NSW nominations

For some occupations on the NSW subclass 190 Priority Occupation List now the NSW government introduced the additional requirements for the nomination. 

What is the requirement?

The additional requirement for these occupations are:

  • be currently living in NSW
  • have been employed in NSW for at least one year in your nominated occupation.

Source: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-nominated-migration-190/frequently-asked-questions

Far North Queensland Designated DAMA

The Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (FNQ DAMA) is now open to businesses and employers to sponsor skilled migrants in Cassowary Coast, the Tablelands, Mareeba, Cairns and the Douglas Shire

Initially two hunded places have been made available for skilled overseas workers. There are many occupations listed that are not available on STSOL like childcare workers, deck hands, dental assistants or farm inspector.

https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/this-region-in-australia-is-seeking-skilled-workers-in-70-occupations?fbclid=IwAR0VX_qZW5fiLhEVE5iMBm1vw5GsjpigkSUsVHhsFFedOo-F3TAJF6PZ458

Additional requirements for NSW nominations

Some occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Occupation List (NSW 190 List) now have an additional requirement for nomination by NSW. 

What are they?

  • be currently living in NSW
  • have been employed in NSW for at least one year in your nominated occupation.

For more information, including the documents you need to present as evidence, please see our frequently asked questions.
 

Which occupations have this requirement?

The occupations that have this additional requirement are indicated on the NSW 190 List.

Source: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-nominated-migration-190/frequently-asked-questions