Changes to Queensland Skilled Occupation List

Business & Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) announced changes to Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL) effective 8 October 2015 for applicants not currently working in Queensland, to ensure occupations remain available for nomination, which reflects the needs of Queensland’s industry. This helps to ensure migrants have a stronger likelihood of securing employment in Queensland.

The amendments effective 8 October 2015

  • Amendments to occupations available for Queensland nomination
  • A new stream is available under the subclass 190 visa for migrants who are already working in Queensland under another visa subclass.

Australia Skilled – State Nominated (subclass 190) Visa grants permanent residence in Australia which will allow the applicant and eligible family members:

  • Travel in and out of Australia and the right to stay indefinitely.
  • Work and study rights in Australia.
  • Opportunity to enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship once you become eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.

Queensland has an average of 8 hours of sunshine every day and the fastest growing economy in Australia. If you are looking for business and career opportunities as well as a great outdoor lifestyle, make Queensland your destination.

http://migration.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/pdf/not-working-in-queensland.pdf