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Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program Update

Feb 02. 2021

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has announced that, from last week, the Tasmania Skilled Migration program has re-opened to general applications.

To ensure that the program best supports Australia’s economic recovery, priority will be given to applications meeting certain criteria. These are namely; subclass 188 and 132 Business Innovation and Investment Program nomination applications; applications from those who are presently already in Australia but who can demonstrate that they can contribute to the country’s economic recovery via skilled employment and those who are deemed critical to supporting the response to the pandemic.

This latter category refers to applicants who are directly assisting in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are providing critical or specialist medical services, or delivering medical supplies. This also covers those involved in the supply of essential goods and services. This covers a number of industries; from medical, technological or critical infrastructure etc to agricultural technology, food production and the maritime industry.

Applications are also being considered by those in employment in sectors that are deemed to be vital to the economic recovery of Tasmania. In particular, these are financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film and TV production and emerging technologies. Success in the program will involve applicants being able to demonstrate how they have the skills and experience to contribute to the economic recovery.

For applicants that have already submitted but who don’t meet the above criteria, their application won’t be considered until after the ‘priority applications’.

For further information on making the move to Tasmania or, indeed, any part of Australia can be obtained from our international moving experts on 01902 714555 or via sales@burkebros.co.uk.

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