NSW updates skilled occupation list

If you are someone who wants to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident, this news is for you. New South Wales’ updated Priority Skilled Occupation list for 2017-18 is out now.

The list is reviewed and revised on the advice of the state’s Department of Industry based on the demand and availability of occupational skills.

The occupations on the Priority Skilled Occupation list can be nominated for state nomination which gets applicants an additional five points towards the overall score on the points-tested visa application process.

The highest ranking applicants in occupations on the list are invited first to apply for a visa.

The NSW Department of Industry says the process remains ongoing and changes are made to the occupation list based on the needs of the economy.

Visa subclass 190

Eligible applicants upon receiving the state nomination will be able to apply for visa subclass 190 which is a skilled nominated permanent visa.

Successful nominees are required to live and work in NSW for at least two years while in Australia on this visa.

“Demand for NSW nominations is very high, usually exceeding the number of places available under the NSW 190 program. Due to the large volume, only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to apply,” the Department of Industry says.

For more information, visit http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-nominated-migration-190.

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