SkillSelect Could Present New Opportunities for Skilled Immigrants - Global Visas

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Immigration regulations keep getting better and better. In its latest news report about Australia, Global Visas has reported an upcoming tool to upload the skills of immigrants, intent on moving to Australia.

This new tool, known as SkillSelect will be open to those looking to acquire Australian work visas from July.

The aspiring immigrants will be able to record their skills online through the Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Once they have done so, they can be effectively ‘head hunted' by businesses that may be able to sponsor them for visas, or may be invited by the government to submit an application.

Under the new rules, from July 2012, everyone hoping to apply for an independent skilled, territory sponsored skilled or family sponsored skilled Australian work visa will need to submit their EOI. They would then have to wait to receive an invitation before applying for a visa.

The new tools are intended to help the government gain greater control over how many visas they grant to skilled workers in response to the need for new talent to fill skill gaps.

They will also help various regions of Australia to address skill shortages to their areas by inviting visa applicants to apply in their territories. Susan, a consultant from Global Visas applauds this astute move adopted by the Australian immigration explaining, "Australia is trying to meet the skill shortage in the cities and the secluded territories and is doing everything it can to simplify the visa process."

The scheme is also intended to reduce the amount of time it takes to gain visas and be settled into a job once immigrants have made the move.

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