29 March 2017

Occupation Ceilings Reached for Selected Occupations

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The Occupation Ceilings have been met for Computer Network Professionals and Other Engineering Professionals for the 2016-17 Migration Programme year.

Occupation Ceilings Reached for Selected Occupations

Occupation Ceilings have been met for Computer Network Professionals and Other Engineering Professionals

What is an Occupation Ceiling?

An Occupation Ceiling is the number of places allocated to a particular occupation (on the SOL) within a migration year (July - June). This limits the number of invitations issued to applicants in each occupation group seeking a Skilled Independent (189) Visa or Family Sponsored Skilled Regional (489) Visa.

For example there are 9345 places allocated to Electricians for the current Migration Programme (2016-2017), with just 153 of these places allocated so far. To see your Occupation Ceiling visit the DIBP SkillSelect page (Occupation ceilings tab)

What has changed and does this impact me?

The Occupation Ceilings have been met for Computer Network Professionals and Other Engineering Professionals for the 2016-17 Migration Programme year.

You will not receive an invitation to apply for a Skilled Visa (subclass 189) OR Family sponsored Skilled Regional (489) Visa if your occupation is one of the following:

Computer Network Professionals (2631)

Other Engineering Professionals (2339)

Occupation Ceilings will reset at the start of the new Migration Programme on 1 July 2017.

If you are not one of the above listed occupations then these changes do not affect you.


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