Great opportunity to relief labour shortages for rural employers. It is also an opprtunity for the migrants who are qualified in the occupations listed here. Commences in early 2020. The overseas workers can be nominated under subclass 482 or 494.
Applications for Victorian nomination under the Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional visa program opened on 18 November 2019. It is free to lodge a Victorian nomination application. All STSOL occupations are on the list but an employment offer is required. No fee for the nomination application.
The ACT is defined as regional for skilled migration purpose from 16 November 2019. While potential applicants can complete the Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI from this date, the Subclass 491 Canberra Matrix can only be submitted from 1 January 2020.