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Australia’s economy has weathered the slowdown in mining but the telecoms sector, retail, arts and recreation showed robust growth.
“The major contribution to economic growth this quarter came from household final consumption expenditure, which contributed 0.4 percentage points, and public gross fixed capital formation, which contributed 0.2 percentage points to GDP growth,” the Australian Bureau of Statistics said.
Australia’s Commerce Secretary Economist Craig James said Australia’s economy was now one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world.
This year, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has set 128,550 permanent residency places in the skilled stream including 28,550 for workers to be nominated by a State or Territory.
State and Territory Nomination News
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY IS CLOSED – FOR NOW
Effective 18 March 2016 at 4:00pm AEST, applications for ACT nomination will be closed to overseas residents. If you are living overseas you are not able to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in July 2016.
NEW SOUTH WALES is Open for Business
New South Wales (NSW) welcomes skilled and business migrants, returning expatriates and people from other States and Territories to Sydney and regional NSW. NSW is Australia's economic powerhouse and among the most competitive business locations in the Asia Pacific Region.
Queensland – Make it your destination.
If you’re looking for business and career opportunities as well as a great lifestyle, Queensland government says, look no further. Consider the State’s invitation to skilled workers and businesses:
“Queensland offers many business and career opportunities in diverse industries, with a stable economy and excellent working conditions. And the pace of your lifestyle is your choice; Queensland has large, metropolitan cities along the coast to rural towns, and everything in between.
No matter where you choose to settle in Queensland, you’ll enjoy the year-round great weather and an enviable outdoor lifestyle.”
How to Find Work in Queensland
What does South Australia have to say for itself?
It is “a state defined by extreme wilderness, including a Southern Ocean coastline lined by the sheer cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, the empty expanse of the Nullarbor Plain and the vast, inhospitable Outback desert. Its sedate capital, Adelaide, nicknamed “City of Churches” for its history of religious diversity, is neighbored by the vineyards of the Barossa Valley.
Adelaide – the capital city- is “an explosion of cultures, flavors, events, entertainment and experiences. It’s a pleasant mix of perfect weather; amazing food and wine; beaches within easy reach; a wealth of street art; a deep sense of culture and entertainment; and festivals and events all year round.”
Interested to stay here permanently through nomination? Check if your occupation is on South Australia’s occupations in demand.
The Supremes 1965 album “There’s a place for us?” seems to be the theme song of this Australian island state as proclaimed by its call to skilled migrants – “There’s a place for you in Tasmania”
With a “wide range of employment opportunities for skilled migrants, as well as a great lifestyle in one of the world’s most beautiful environments” Tasmania is a place to consider.
Jobs in Tasmania – Check the current job openings in Tasmania. You can apply directly and if the employer is willing to sponsor you, you may either be recruited on a name-hire basis or through a POEA=licensed agency. For a list of POEA agencies, click here - http://www.poea.gov.ph/
Check out Tasmania’s Migration plan which includes the state’s skilled occupations list top billed skilled and innovative people in the fields of health, engineering, mechanics and construction trades.
VICTORIA – OCCUPATIONS IN DEMAND LIST
Melbourne, Victoria’s capital is the world’s most livable city
Melbourne ranks highest as the world’s most livable city for its quality of health care, education and environment, high standard of infrastructure and public transport.
Victoria’s skilled migration program seeks to attract highly skilled and employable professionals and tradespeople with occupations that are difficult to source from the local labour market.
Need to check out how to find jobs in Victoria? A clear, concise resume and a cover letter are essential. http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/working-and-employment/find-a-job-in-melbourne-and-victoria#.Vu8-gfl94hc
Explore migrating to Victoria. The state has a list of occupations eligible for nomination.
What occupations are hot? What’s not.
Construction estimator occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted. Invitations to apply for State nomination (for this occupation) will be limited...
NOT. Occupation no longer accepted - Biotechnologist.
HOT Occupations in Demand.
The occupations identified on Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupations List (WASMOL) do not relate to any specific job vacancies, nor represent any guarantee of a job, but rather identify occupations that are considered a priority for the State. It is recommended that you research employment opportunities in Western Australia (in your occupation) before making the decision to migrate.
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