The 1st of July is the first day of the new financial year in Australia. It is also the first day of the new annual migration year, when the government sets new quotas for spots in state sponsorship and skilled migration. In simple terms this means that as from today the invitations for visa spots starts afresh.
An issue that keeps coming up is how does a person of 45 emigrate to Australia, given that this is the cut off age for a skilled visa application.
The good news is that there are several visa paths that allow people over 45 to immigrate to Australia.
As highlighted in a previous post, in April this year, the immigration department announced some changes to the skilled visa point system. These changes will come in effect from 16 November 2019.
In simple terms it’s the controversial requirement which is often the one thing standing between many migrant families and permanent residency in Australia.
As mentioned in our post last week in order to ease congestion in Australia’s major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, and to distribute the population to regional areas, the Oz Government will introduce regional visas
Australia has announced some major changes to its immigration system, including eligible occupations for permanent and temporary immigration.
There appears to be a lot of misinformation regarding expat tax from industry professionals which has lead to a lot of confusion – particularly amongst South Africans who are thinking of leaving South Africa but are now worried that they will be forced to continue paying SARS while living abroad.
The headlines from the announcement were along the lines of "PM to cut immigration". That invokes an anti-immigration populism, but it is disingenuous and misleading .
Getting a job in Australia can be tough, especially for a new migrant. But the team at Pathway has helped many clients not only enter the job market but also succeed in building successful careers. Below are some of our best kept tips in helping our clients reach their job finding goals.