There is going to be additions to the new Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

What is going on?
The new Skilled Occupation List is due to take impact from 1 July, 2014 and is designed by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Organization. Careers on the SOL allow qualified candidates to apply for skilled migration to Australia without need for a State/Territory or Company sponsorship.
The Australian has revealed that Chefs, Bricklayers and Tilers are to be included to the 2014-2015 SOL for Australia Migration.

As per The Australian:
“Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash said the addition of the three professions would be welcomed in regional areas where there was increased demand for these jobs but “a decrease in apprenticeship completions.”

However, the statement has come out without criticisms. Labor unions have assaulted the changes, disagreeing that they are not having any problems finding regional employees in the developing market.

Are you a cook, tiler or bricklayer?
The Assistant Minister for Immigration has declared that the available locations under the migration system for these new occupations will be 3% of the complete labor workforce per occupation for a preliminary 6 months interval. According to reports done by The Australian,
“Under the 3 per cent cap, up to 2283 overseas chefs could apply for a place in the program, rising to 4566 if the cap went to 6 per cent. For bricklayers, the maximum number would be 1401, and 948 for floor and wall tilers. “

This indicates that there will be restricted places available. If you plan to submit an application for Australia Permanent Residency, we motivate you to talk with us to prevent needless setbacks to accommodate your visa application. For example, you will need to have your skills evaluated before submitting your application for visa– this can take couple of months as well.

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