Tag: case officer

Update on 457 visa program

Posted on 24/11/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, 1 Comment

SKILLED MIGRATION TALK Below presented are 457 program statistics extracted from the DIBP site.  According to these statistics, during the last financial year, there were about 18,000 sponsorships lodged, and out of these approximately 15,000 were approved and around 2,000 refused. In 2015/16, sponsoring businesses lodged closed to 70,000 457 nominations, out of which around […]

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Skilled Migration: It is all about Genuine Position!

Posted on 18/10/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, 3 Comments

It is all about the Genuine Position! It seems that businesses are obtaining their SBS – Standard Business Sponsorship rights with less difficulty in comparison to defending the Genuine Position stand. It is not uncommon to witness a business holding SBS rights but not being able to successfully nominate the occupation they need. Organisation Charts […]

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Skilled Migration Program – New Change to Points Test

Posted on 15/09/16 in Business Consulting, Migration News, Uncategorised, 1 Comment

The Department of Immigration announced an important change in the points test for the Skilled Migration Program. The points test will now have an additional five points to students of Australian institutions. Specifically for students with doctorate-level and masters by research qualifications in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and information and communication technology fields. The National […]

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Skilled Migration

Posted on 31/08/16 in Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, 3 Comments

One of the most critical elements of any skilled migration application represents EVIDENCE, a set of documents supporting and surrounding Genuine Position argument. Many agents forget to account for this in the correct way and a high number of rejected nominations were indeed lacking relevant supporting evidence. General business plans / case overviews do not deliver […]

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Over fifty occupations may be removed from SOL

Posted on 10/08/16 in Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, No Comments

Over fifty (50) occupations from Australia’s skilled occupations list or SOL may be removed. The Skilled Occupations List is a compilation of occupations for skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the medium to long-term skill needs of the Australian economy. The fifty occupations listed in the SOL have been flagged by the Department of Education […]

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Business Migration Talk

Posted on 08/08/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, 9 Comments

New Queensland BIIP (Business Innovation and Investment Program) criteria has become effective from 25 July 2016. Subclass 132 Business Talent Visa Summary Net business and personal assets of 1.5million to be transferred to Queensland within the 2 years after visa grant. Minimum of 1 Million investment into the business Minimum of $500,000 settlement funds Must […]

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Tourism industry skills shortage

Posted on 07/08/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, No Comments

Tourism industry skills shortage is rising in Australia due to a surge of visitors. The influx of tourists has created boom-like conditions but also coincides with a climbing unemployment rate. Visitors have grown to 12% in the past year. Skills shortage in the industry, specifically chefs and cooks, are rising from the increased growth of cafes and restaurants. […]

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Skilled Migration Talk

Posted on 02/08/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, 3 Comments

Genuine position criteria remains the most critical part of any (new or existing) company sponsored skilled migration application. As off recently, Case Officers are following an additional policy guideline, which is making the process of assessing these applications even more complex. The assessment process now requires evidence that the position associated with the visa application […]

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BzMark continuously provide high-end immigration business plans and other services

Posted on 28/01/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, 5 Comments

BzMark continuously provide high-end immigration business plans, proposals and quality services relevant to the migration professionals seeking these service attributes. In addition to the standard immigration business plan requirements, BzMark also provides the following services: Review of refusals and preparation of responses to the Department Based on our experience, small businesses are often disadvantaged in their right to […]

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Genuine Position Criteria

Posted on 20/10/15 in Company News, Migration News, No Comments

It has become evident that the Case Officers are increasingly questioning the Genuine Position Criteria for skilled migration business cases. This is partially due to the fact that the Case Officers have been given more discretionary power to question, approve or reject cases but also due to the fact that many applications are prepared incorrectly […]

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