Aayush Bathala posted a topic in Skilled VisasAustralia is a popular destination for all aspiring immigrants around the world. The favorable factors like a thriving economy, a plethora of job opportunities and welcoming culture makes Australia a top choice for immigration. Australia not only promises you a better quality of life or multicultural society but, it offers you an equal opportunity to grow and develop as an individual. Australia offers a permanent residency with a validity of up to five years via specific PR visa subclasses. The top and the most popular visa subclass via which you can apply for Australia PR, includes Subclass 190 Visa and Subclass 189 Visa. So, in this article, we will discuss the general eligibility criteria for Visa Subclass 190 and 189. Both the visa subclasses follow the point-based system to evaluate the applicants and provide permanent residency in Australia to eligible applicants. In this point-based system, an applicant must score a minimum of 67 points or higher to qualify to apply for an Australian PR visa. About Visa Subclass 190 and Visa Subclass 189 The Skilled Nominated visa Subclass 190 is designed for those skilled workers who are nominated by any state or territory of Australia. With this visa, you can live and work anywhere in Australia permanently and you can also include your eligible family members in your application. While, the Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 is designed for those skilled workers who don't have any sponsorship from any state or territory, a family member or an employer in Australia. With this visa, one can live and work anywhere in Australia permanently and can include eligible family members in the visa application. Common PR Visa eligibility requirements for Visa Subclass 190 and 189: To get an invitation to apply, you must: Have relevant experience in a nominated occupation that has to be mentioned in Australia's Skilled Occupations List Have a positive skills assessment done by an authorized assessing body for a nominated occupation Submit a valid Expression of Interest through SkillSelect Age between 18 to 50 years Meet basic requirements of General Skilled Migration, including health checks, character checks, and English language abilities Score minimum of 67 points on the points test You can include only the following family members in the application: Your partner Yours and your partner's dependent children Yours or your partner's dependent relative With this visa subclass 190, you and your family members can: Live and work permanently in Australia Enroll in Medicare, Australia's dedicated medical scheme that is covered for health-related expenses Study in Australia Travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years Sponsor your relatives for Australian permanent residency Access specific social security payments Apply for Australian citizenship (if meet residency requirements) Please note, the above list outlines the general Australia PR Visa eligibility requirements, further eligibility requirements may be applicable as per different visa subclasses
Aayush Bathala posted a topic in Skilled VisasWhile you decide the right way towards your career path, it sometimes is quite confusing as to, which industry you should choose for continuous growth. Nowadays the trend is towards IT and automation and is there to stay in the near future. Traditional fields like civil and petroleum engineering are always high in demand, but one of the fastest-growing fields in Australia is the IT sector. Australia offers a plethora of new career opportunities to those engineering professionals who choose to move to Australia as permanent residents. There is a huge shortage of engineers in Australia, which is causing unnecessary delays in a lot of projects. In fact, the Chief Executive of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists, and Managers Australia, Mr. Chris Walton said that "Engineers are essential for the rollout of the infrastructure of roads, rail, and ports, and Australia’s recovery may be jeopardized if we do not have adequate skills and people in these critical roles.” The last few years have seen a rise in the number of engineers migrating through the Australia PR Visa Process. If you are a highly-skilled engineer and wish to migrate to Australia, then you must undergo an Australia Skill Assessment. To your surprise, an average salary for an Engineering professional in Australia is $84,349 AUD per annum. The Australian migration process for engineering professionals If you have the clear intention of migration to Australia through any one of the General Skilled Migration categories, then you must nominate your occupation and it has to be mentioned on the Australia Skilled Occupation List at the time of applying. As mentioned above, before applying for an Australian PR visa as an Engineer, you must get your positive Skill Assessment done by a recognized assessing body. For this purpose, the Engineers Australia is a designated authority by the Australian government to assess your Para-professional and professional engineering qualifications for general skilled migration to Australia for different engineering occupations. The Engineers Australia assesses the following major occupational engineering categories: · Professional Engineer · Engineering Technologist · Engineering Associate · Engineering Manager Find the top engineering occupation with occupation ceilings for the 2019-20 program year: Occupation ID Description Occupation Ceiling Invitations to 11/12/2019 1332 Engineering Managers 1,000 <5 2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000 39 2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,772 223 2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000 146 2334 Electronics Engineers* 1,000 90 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 1,600 164 2336 Mining Engineers 1,000 14 2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1,000 100 2633 Telecommunications EngineeringProfessionals 1,000 134 3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 18 3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 <5 Pathways via which you can get your qualifications recognized: The Washington Accord (Australia Institution of Engineers): Your qualifications will be evaluated with the Washington Accord accreditation body. In case your qualifications are not accredited, then you have to submit a CDR (Competency Demonstration Report). Submission of a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR): You have to mention your engineering knowledge and competencies to prove that they are equivalent to the appropriate occupational category mentioned under the Australian engineering team. Meet the English Language requirements In order to apply for Australia PR Visa as an Engineering professional, you must get your skills assessed for which you must prove your English language competency level. You must score a minimum of CLB 6 in each module including, speaking, listening, reading and writing in any version of the IELTS or 50 points each in a PTE Academic test. The processing time Once you have submitted your visa application with all supportive documents and your assessment fee, the entire assessment process may take up to 16 weeks' time from the date of submission. Upon receiving your positive skill assessment report, you must apply for the visa of your choice through proper Australia PR Visa Process. Hope this article can help you in making an informed decision while applying for an Australian PR visa for General Skilled Migration.