Visa Bureau - New South Wales announces State Migration Plan
Visa Bureau reports that the New South Wales (NSW) Government has announced that the NSW State Migration Plan has been approved and is in effect from 3 March 2011.
As a result of New South Wales releasing their State Migration Plan, a number of occupations have been added to the state list.
For the Skilled - Sponsored (a permanent visa), the following occupations have been added:
Most occupations on the Skilled - Sponsored List require a minimum of 7 in IELTS and 3-5 years of work experience.
For the Skilled - Regional Sponsored (a three-year provisional visa), the following occupations have been added:
Metal Machinist (1st Class);
The minimum IELTS requirement for the Skilled - Regional Sponsored visa is an average of 6, and the occupations are in demand in various regions of the state.
As the NSW State Migration Plan has now been approved, this means that people sponsored by NSW for an Australia Visa in an occupation on the plan will be considered processing priority 2.
This includes a number of occupations which are now closed to new applications, but are part of the State Migration Plan. As a result, if you have been nominated in this occupation by NSW prior to the introduction of the State Migration Plan, your application should be allocated relatively quickly:
Financial Investment Advisor;
Production Manager (Manufacturing);
Vocational Education Teacher;
Corporate General Manager;
Hospital Pharmacist; AND
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