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New Occupation Lists Announced for Australian Migration

The awaited revision of lists planned for January 2018 and been released today.

The Department of Home Affairs [DHA], formerly known as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection [DIBP] has today issued its six-monthly update of Australia’s Skilled Occupation Lists. The new list will be effective from tomorrow i.e. 17 January 2018.

The reshuffle is not major as two occupations have been removed from the current list of occupations- Building Associate [312112]; and Hair or Beauty Salon Manager [142114].

There has also. been some shuffling of occupation between the STSOL and MTLSSL as well as caveats applied to certain occupations.

Interestingly, two occupations from the list of removed occupations have been included in the list of eligible occupations- Property Manager [612112]; Real Estate Representative [612115].

What do these changes mean to a prospective migrant?

  • The lists are temporary; therefore, one must act in time.
  • Occupations that are removed can be brought back to the list in the next revision.
  • The Immigration process is on the Fast-Track now
  • Early applications will lead to in time decisions without being adversely affected by further changes.


Occupation Lists Revised by Department of Home Affairs for Migration to Australia.

Six-monthly update of Australia’s skilled occupation lists complete


Updates to the occupation lists for temporary and permanent skilled visas will come into effect from 17 January 2018. This update follows the review conducted by the Department of Jobs and Small Business in late 2017.

These changes have been made to reflect the skills needs of the Australian labour market, and to continue to support Australian businesses to address skills shortages that they are unable to fill locally. The six-monthly review cycle of the occupation lists was established by the Australian Government in April 2017 to ensure that the occupations lists are responsive to changes in the Australian labour market, and align with the Australian Government’s policy that Australian workers have priority.

The changes will apply to applications made on or after 17 January 2018 and will not affect existing nominations or applications made prior to this date. In the case of points-tested visas, the changes will apply to invitations issued on or after 17 January 2018.

The Department of Jobs and Small Business review was informed by labour market analysis, feedback from employer and employee groups, and other government agencies.

A new regional occupations list is currently under development. This additional list will come into effect with the introduction of the new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018 and will help ensure regional employers are well supported. In March 2018, the subclass 457 program will be closed and replaced by the new, more targeted TSS visa.






Canada’s Popularity With Students From Punjab


The statistics on Indian students’ mobility for studying broad list the US as the top destination with about 47% of the total outbound students heading there. While Canada gets a 17% to the total share of the students the overall international student population rose up to drastically percent from 2008 to 2015, reaching more than 350,000, according to the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

Studying in Canada is nearly every Punjabi’s [North Indians in Punjab] dream today. How has this country come up to be the most popular destination for Indian students?

Some of the reasons for the popularity of Canada with students from Punjab are:

  • Canada is considered to be a very safe country to study in
  • Racial tolerance is higher in Canada owing to a huge Indian community in Canada
  • The cost of tuition is relatively lower from countries like the USA
  • The 20-hours work right outside the college/campus in Canada [as opposed to no work right to work outside the campus] during studies.
  • The post-study work permit allows students the lucrative work rights.
  • Opportunity to gain extra points for a path to Immigration.

In addition to these commonly observed reasons, some other decisive factors that have contributed to the popularity of this country with students from Punjab are:

  • The Canadian Institutions employ a strong marketing drive motivating the consultants/agents with incentives for recruiting students.
  • Streamlined and clearly defined requirements in terms of Funds, English proficiency etc.
  • An Interview with the Visa Officer not required, as in the case with the US.
  • Peer influence with friends choosing Canada over other countries.

For the above reasons, Canada retains its position as the most preferred study abroad destination for study Punjabi students for the last ten years.



Skilled Migration to Australia- Recent Changes in Migration Policy


turbulent day for migration agents and visa applicants around the world, with the most unexpected news flashes related to subclass 457, Australian citizenship and General Skilled Migration Occupation Lists.

In my fifteen years of experience as a Migration Consultant for Australia’s General Skilled Migration Program, sudden changes have been a part of the immigration policy updates from time to time. We’ve witnessed the large scale changes like the Cap & Cease in 2010 when applications under review with the Australian Immigration Department, now known as the DIBP, were announced to a sudden suspension. The Trades Recognition Australia, too, expunged the TRA application policy returning all the applications under review in 2007.

The unforeseen and abrupt changes usually imply an overhaul in the immigration policy. More often than not, such changes are directed at curtailing the abusage of the existing migration policy and aimed at plugging the loopholes with more stringent visa norms.

I would look at some of the changes as ‘planned changes’, such as the following that will come into effect from 1 July 2017 and later for the General Skilled Migration program:

  • The maximum age for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa to be reduced from 49 to 44.
  • The review and likely revision of occupation lists for the year 2017-18.
  • The revised criteria and occupations for the State Migration Plans.
  • Occupation Ceilings to be imposed by the DIBP for the year 2017-18.
  • Changes to the visa application fee schedule.
  • The abolishment of subclass 457 visa from March 2018 and replacement of a new temporary work visa called the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa with effect from March 2018.

The following changes with effect from 19 April 2017, however, were a bolt out of the blue, taking prospective migrants and visa aspirants by an unpleasant surprise:

  • An acute reduction in the list of occupations eligible for subclass 457 visa.
  • The replacement of the SOL with the MLTSSL [Medium and Long-term Strategic Skilled List].
  • The replacement of CSOL with of an STSOL [Short-term Skilled Occupation List] currently being referred to as the ‘Combined List’] which to be used for employer-sponsored and state nominated visas.
  • The dismissal of a whopping 200 occupations from the STSOL.
  • Classification of 24 Occupations as ‘rural occupations’ which would be available for subclass 489 visa only.
  • Changes in the eligibility criteria for the Australian citizenship.

Interestingly, amidst all the reshuffling, Australia’s Permanent Migration Programme for the year 2017-18 has been announced to remain at a ceiling of 190,000 places, as in the previous years. What this potentially means is a shift in the intake of eligible applicants, with perhaps more migration opportunities becoming available for applicants for subclass 489 and regional sponsorships.

As opposed to the mythical beliefs about the cut back in the migration opportunities in times to come, the new policy would be focussed on bringing in the skilled workforce for meeting the genuine skills shortages which continue to remain critical despite the inflow of skilled workers over the years.