Posts tagged ‘Sponsored Visa’

Update re 457 Temporary Work Visas in Australia

This information is provided on the Department of Immigration website.

 

The number of subclass 457 primary visa applications lodged from July to end December 2011 was 36.7 per cent higher than the same period last program year.

The number of subclass 457 primary visas granted from July to end December 2011 was 50.7 per cent higher than the same period last year.

The number of primary visa holders in Australia at 31 December 2011 was 68 320 and reflected an increase of 14.5 per cent in comparison with the same in the previous year.

Offshore primary visa lodgements from July to end December 2011 were 43.4 per cent higher than the same period last program year, reflecting a continued strong employer demand for temporary skilled workers.

457 Visa application trends

The number of subclass 457 primary visa applications lodged from July to end December 2011 was 36.7 per cent higher than the same period last program year. Although application lodgements tend to ease in December due to the holiday season, the number of primary applications lodged in December 2011 was still 20.9 per cent higher than that in December 2010.

From July to end December 2011, primary applications offshore were 43.4 per cent higher than the same period last program year. Primary applications offshore for December 2011 were 19.2 per cent higher than in December 2010. Offshore primary applicants reflect new additions to the Australian labour market.

From July to end December 2011, primary applications onshore were 28.3 per cent higher than the same period last program year. Primary applications onshore for December 2011 were 23.1 per cent higher than in December 2010.

The number of ANZSCO Major Group 1 to 2 (Managers and Professionals) primary applications lodged from July to end December 2011 was 23.1 per cent higher than the same period last program year. During the same period, the number of ANZSCO Major Group 3 (Technicians and Trades workers) primary applications increased by 81.3 per cent.

457 Visa grant trends

The number of subclass 457 primary visas granted from July to end December 2011 was 50.7 per cent higher than the same period last program year. The number of primary visas granted in December 2011 was 44.5 per cent higher than in December 2010.

From July to end December 2011, offshore 457 primary visa grants were 55.7 per cent higher than the same period last program year. Compared with December 2010, the number of 457 offshore primary visa grants was 48.7 per cent higher in December 2011.

From July to end December 2011, 457 onshore primary visa grants were 43.8 per cent higher than the same period last program year. The number of onshore 457 primary visa grants in December 2011 was 39.4 per cent higher than in December 2010.

In the year to end December 2011, 71.6 per cent of 457 primary visa grants were to Managers and Professionals and 22.0 per cent were to Technicians and Trades Workers.

Opportunity for Overseas Mechanics – Five Needed In South Australia

We have an employer in South Australia who is willing to sponsor up to 5 mechanics to work with agricultural machinery.

Here is an extract from the Employer Enquiry made on our website.

 

Industry type    Ag Machinery
What Worker Skill Category are you interested in?    Diesel Mechanics
How many workers are you wanting to sponsor right now?    5
Are you looking for male or female worker?    male
What is the target age range?    30-40
What is minimum years are you looking to sponsor worker?    4
What State or Territory would the worker be employed in?    South Australia
Are you currently an approved sponsor?    yes

If you are a mechanic that meets this job description – APPLY NOW. Just go to our  CONTACT US page and submit your enquiry stating that you are are a mechanic and you meet this job description.

Also – Post a reply comment to this blog post and give us your email address to follow up with you.

If you are a worker needing an employer to sponsor you, then keep checking our TAG and CATEGORY on this blog for “Employer Seeking Worker” and see what we post up there.

If you are an employer seeking a worker to sponsor – keep your eye on our posts under the TAG and CATEGORY – “Worker seeking Employer Sponsor”.

We have a Match Making Service to try and match up the right employer with the right worker.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and Successful 2012.

 

Australian Visa Experts

Labor Shortages in Australia and Temporary Work Visas 2012

Due to the game of politics over skilled migration and population growth and the start of substantial retirement of the baby boomers born between 1945 and 1960, Australia is heading towards serious skills shortages over the coming decade. As the penny eventually drops the politicians and the public will come to realize that their whole future over the next few decades will be tied to migration. Australia must increase its net migration over the next decade if it is going to avoid serious skills shortages across a range of occupations.

Skill shortage stresses are already happening in major capital cities like Sydney and Melbourne.

So stay tuned for more news to update you about government policy relating to temporary 457 visas if you are interested to work in Australia and don’t immediately quality for permanent residence.

 

Australian Visa Experts

HIGH DEMAND FOR IT SPECIALISTS IN AUSTRALIA

It was recently reported in the Australian Financial Review that the market has picked up over the last 18 months. However the economy is running on “multiple speeds” it said.

One sector where there is a high demand is in IT. That demand seriously dropped a few years ago but is coming back strong.  But listen up – it is not a shortage “of applicants” but a shortage of “properly qualified candidates” that is creating the demand right now.

This is particularly so with software and software development.

You will get into the fast lane for visa approval, and easily find an employer to sponsor you, if you have the qualifications they are looking for. Otherwise don’t get too excited.

How quickly you can get into Australia is entirely about whether you have a skill that is in short supply here.

Contact us and we will be able to tell you quickly whether you have a qualification or skill that is considered in high demand here.

Australian Visa Experts

ON SHORE VISA APPLICATIONS ARE IN FAVOR

Right now we are much in favor of onshore applications. Particularly aimed at those who are onshore holding 457 visas. The bulk of our work is now coming from 457 visa holders seeking to get permanent residency via the ENS (Employer Nominated Sponsorship) Scheme.

If you are currently on a 457 temporary visa submit your inquiry to us via our website and we will let you know if you are eligible for permanent residency via the Employer Nominated Sponsorship Scheme.

AUSTRALIAN VISA EXPERTS