The WA State Nomination Migration Program re-opened in January 2021, after the program had been suspended since August 2020.
A number of occupations on the Graduate Occupation List are now closed. The focus of the WA State Government appears to be on the COVID-19 health and economic recovery.
However, applicants may nevertheless be eligible for WA State nomination, even if their nominated occupation is not currently on the Department of Home Affairs’ Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List.
We are pleased to advise that in the February 2021 invitation round, a veterinarian was invited to apply for WA State nomination for a Subclass 190 visa.
We understand there is a shortage of veterinarians in Western Australia.
Applicants subject to a Section 48 bar are not eligible for WA State Nomination.
Sophie Manera is a Partner and Registered Migration Agent at Tang Law. She practices exclusively in immigration law. She is also the Vice-President of the Migration Institute of Australia’s Western Australia State Committee.
Sophie represents visa applicants, sponsors and businesses in lodging applications, attending to complex migration matters, making submissions to the Department of Home Affairs, and representing applicants in the tribunals and courts.