Anne O’Donoghue reports that the following new regional visas have recently been announced:
1. Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional(Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. 9000 places have been allocated for this visa and almost 700 occupations are eligible.
2. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa: for people who are nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by an eligible family member to live and work in regional Australia. 14000 places have been allocated for this visa and there are over 500 eligible occupations
The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman said the Federal Government is working to address the skills needs of regional Australia. He recently stated, “The Morrison Government is working to support the growth of regions and match our migration program with labour market needs, particularly in regional Australia”
More information on these new Visas and other recent changes in Australian Immigration Law can be found via the following links:-