Hawthorn, Victoria Australia (PressExposure) October 18, 2006 -- For the financial year 2006-2007, the Australian government has launched 20,000 additional job vacancies in its continuing effort to combat skills shortage. A total of more than 100,000 jobs are now available in the land down under, which is what makes the Australian working visa the most popular Australian visa of all.
After all too, Australia is now considered the job opportunity mecca of the world, with over 150,000 jobs being advertised each week. Add to this the fact that for the last ten years, Australia has been enjoying a low unemployment rate.
This is why skilled professionals and tradespersons from all over the world continue to flock into the country, armed with their Australian working visa guaranteed to realise their dreams of better job opportunities and better lives.
Under the simplified Australian visa system, an extra 10 points will be awarded to State/Region sponsorship under the Skilled Independent Regional (SIR) visa. Australian visa is based on a points system, which means the more points an applicant garners based on her or his skills, credentials, and specific cases, the faster his Australian visa application will be processed.
Skilled migrants and professionals whose occupations are included in the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) will be fast-tracked in their Australian working visa. As of time writing this, more trades and engineering occupations are set to be added to the MODL, giving more chances of a smooth Australian immigration to qualified applicants.