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‘Easy’ Permanent Residency visas up for grabs if you have the right skills

A relatively unknown fact is that for some people a permanent residency visa to Australia can be quite ‘easy’ to obtain.

Tens of thousands of people look to migrate to Australia from overseas each year as skilled migrants. Indeed of the approx 190,00 PR visas issued, nearly 70% are reserved for skilled workers. Yet many skills on the official list are experiencing long queues of visa applications, there are some that have zero applicants.

Under the ‘skilled stream migration’, prospective migrants are required to nominate an occupation from the relevant occupation list depending upon the kind of visa they apply for. For the skilled independent visa (subclass 189) – a permanent visa allowing indefinite stay and giving the freedom to live and work anywhere in Australia –  all applicants file an expression of interest then based on their points test score, the Department of Home Affairs may issue them an invite to apply for a visa.

This permanent visa has nearly 44,000 places reserved in Australia’s annual immigration planning.

Some occupations (such as accountants and IT professionals) are so popular that the Department has introduced pro-rata arrangements, whereas, in some other occupations, no invites were issued at all during the last year.

Wall and floor tilers, automotive electricians, electrical distribution trade workers, boat builders and shipwrights, precision metal trade workers and livestock farmers together account for 9,603 visa places.

Sheet metal trade workers, cabinet makers, glaziers, panel beaters and barristers and some health diagnostic and promotion professionals – together accounting for over 5,300 visa places – saw just one applicant receiving an invite for each of the six occupations.

So – if you do happen to have skills in these particular areas, you could be on a path to PR in Australia. Why not contact us today and we can chat about the next move.

Original source: SBS


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