14 December 2010

Tasmanian State Migration Plan and Australian Visa sponsorship occupations released

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The Tasmanian State Migration Plan has been announced by Federal Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and Tasmanian Minister for Economic Development, David O'Byrne MP.

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The Tasmanian State Migration Plan has been announced.

The State Migration Plan allows Tasmania to sponsor a specified number of applicants with needed occupations for an Australia visa.

“State migration plans are part of the government's continued commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting skilled migrants who can positively contribute to our workforce,” Mr Bowen said.

“The implementation of state migration plans will provide flexibility for state and territory governments to nominate skilled migrants in a broader range of occupations than are currently offered on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).”

Minister O'Byrne said the state migration plan will complement the Tasmania Government's initiative to help alleviate skill shortages which exist in some industries, particularly medical and allied health, engineering and a range of trades.

The Victorian, ACT and Northern Territory state migration plans have already commenced, with further plans expected to be finalised over the coming weeks. Western Australia's state migration plan will commence next week.  

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