Tag: DIBP

Visa Sponsorship Scam

Posted on 08/03/17 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, No Comments

Following Domino’s Pizza Chain Visa Sponsorship Scam, where some franchisees have allegedly been charging up to $150,000 for a visa, Australian Government announced changes on 457 visa conditions. On 02 March 2017, Peter Dutton, The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection officially barred fast food chains from sponsoring foreign workers to work in Australia. Subsequent […]

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Australian states welcome business migrants

Posted on 28/11/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, 2 Comments

BUSINESS MIGRATION TALK Australian states are increasingly recognising the incremental value and contribution that business migrants bring to their economy, employment and cultural diversity. In one way or the other, nearly all state governments have relaxed their criteria by eliminating business investment exclusions, reducing the minimum business investment and the state sponsorship application processing times. […]

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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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Young women leaving South Australia due to male-dominated industries

Posted on 23/10/16 in Business Consulting, Company News, Migration News, Uncategorised, No Comments

  Young women from South Australia are continuing to leave the state at far higher rates than men their age, in the 20 to 24 age group. Adelaide Now reports that last financial year, women made up 95% of the state’s population loss to other states in that early twenties age group – a rise from […]

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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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132a Permanent Residency Program

Posted on 29/02/16 in Uncategorised, 1 Comment

BzMark Consulting is pleased to announce its new 132a Permanent Residency Program. The program uses the 132a visa stream to provide permanent residency for the overseas businessperson and their direct family. BzMark is working with individual State Governments to assist in the process of creating a ‘win-win’ situation for the overseas business migrants as well […]

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