Monthly Archives: February 2022

WESTERN AUSTRALIA WILL REOPEN ITS BORDERS FROM MARCH 3

The new date displays high confidence in WA as it readies itself to welcome back migrants and travellers given its high vaccination rates. Once the borders reopen, interstate travellers who are fully vaccinated (including a third dose if they are eligible) will be able to travel to WA without quarantining. All international migrants and travelers will be allowed back in, but those who are unvaccinated must spend seven days in hotel quarantine.

Australia’s unemployment rate is unchanged from a month earlier and remains at 4.2% with employment rising by 12,900 to a new record high of 13.26 million as part-time employment also increased 30,000 to 4,177,600.

The Labour Market.

Western Australia’s economic growth gathered pace in 2021 as the strength in Western Australia’s labour market continued with the unemployment rate falling from 3.8% in November 2021 to 3.4% in December 2021. This was the lowest unemployment rate of all states and territories in Australia.

The outlook for Western Australia’s labour market continues to be positive. Measures of job vacancies are shown at very high levels and increased economic activity has created strong competition for labour and skills across industries and new job opportunities.

Retail trade

Western Australia’s retail turnover continued to grow strongly in November 2021, supported by favourable labour market conditions and consumers diverting their spending from overseas and interstate travel into retail goods and services.

Construction activity

Western Australia has a large amount of a housing construction pipeline that will support building activity in Western Australia over the next 12 to 18 months.

Final investment decisions for a number of large gas projects in 2021, including the Scarborough Pluto Train 2 project, should support engineering construction activity over the next few years.

International trade

Western Australia exported $16.4 billion of goods in November 2021, 1.4% more than in October 2021 and 1.0% more than a year ago.

Western Australia also had 40,471 international student enrolments between January and November 2021.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, and we have a team of experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry OR scan this QR code to your phone. OR Contact our UK Office and telephone Lesley on 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk OR Contact our Australian Office and telephone John on (08) 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL BORDER CLOSURE TO END

The international border is set to reopen on February 21 next.

Obligatory Requirements:

  • Migrants and travellers need to be fully vaccinated and/or have had two doses of a COVID vaccine to be allowed in and;
  • Any unvaccinated travellers will have to apply for, and be granted, an exemption before they travel to Australia

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said unvaccinated travellers would still need to apply for a travel exemption to come to Australia and need to undergo hotel quarantine if they were granted permission to enter the country.

The Australian Prime Minister also made it clear, with a reference to the recent Novak Djokovic saga, that even if people had the correct visa to enter Australia, if they were not fully vaccinated — or have an exemption — they would not be allowed to enter.

Australia has been and is experiencing enormous growth recently, and with a low unemployment rate of 4.2% (3.4% in Western Australia) you will have no problem in securing employment. The weather is beautiful, the people are great and your future outlook Down Under is looking very promising, so what are you waiting for?

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, and we have a team of experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, and we have a team of experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry OR scan this QR code to your phone. OR Contact our UK Office and telephone Lesley on 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk OR Contact our Australian Office and telephone John on (08) 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

 

 

SKILLED MIGRATION

The Australian Government’s Skilled Migration Program will continue to focus on visa categories that will help Australia’s economy rebound from COVID-19, with priority given to visa cohorts that drive economic growth, job creation, and investment into Australia.

The three priority categories within the Skill stream are:

  • Business Innovation and Investment Program
  • Global Talent Visa Program
  • Employer-Sponsored Program

These visa categories provide investment, talent, and critical skills to Australia, and are well-positioned to assist Australia’s economic recovery.

The Current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Employer-sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the following list are given priority processing. This will apply to existing and future applications and will allow businesses and migrants to have certainty that eligible nominations and applications will be assessed ahead of other applications.

The current 44 priority occupations are:

      • Chief Executive or Managing Director
      • Construction Project Manager
      • Accountant (General)
      • Management Accountant
      • Taxation Accountant
      • External Auditor
      • Internal Auditor
      • Surveyor
      • Cartographer
      • Other Spatial Scientist
      • Civil Engineer
      • Geotechnical Engineer
      • Structural Engineer
      • Transport Engineer
      • Electrical Engineer
      • Mechanical Engineer
      • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
      • Petroleum Engineer
      • Medical Laboratory Scientist
      • Veterinarian
      • Hospital Pharmacist
      • Industrial Pharmacist
      • Retail Pharmacist
      • Orthotist or Prosthetist
      • General Practitioner
      • Resident Medical Officer
      • Psychiatrist
      • Medical Practitioners
      • Midwife
      • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
      • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
      • Registered Nurse (Medical)
      • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
      • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
      • Registered Nurses
      • Multimedia Specialist
      • Analyst Programmer
      • Developer Programmer
      • Software Engineer (261313)
      • Software and Applications Programmers
      • ICT Security Specialist
      • Social Worker
      • Maintenance Planner
      • Chef

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, and we have a team of experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry

OR

scan this QR code to your phone.

OR Contact our UK Office and telephone Lesley on 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR Contact our Australian Office and telephone John on (08) 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au