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COMMENCEMENT OF QLD STATE MIGRATION PLAN
Posted November 26, 2010



Federal Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Andrew Fraser, today announced the commencement of the Queensland State Migration Plan.

“State Migration Plans are part of the Gillard 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.”

State migration plans are agreements between individual states and territories and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. The agreements specify an overall number of applicants that each state and territory can nominate and what occupations they can nominate skilled migrants to work in.

The Queensland State Migration Plan enables the Queensland Government to nominate migrants who meet the particular needs of the Queensland economy.

“Queensland is looking at sourcing highly skilled workers to meet critical skills shortages in priority industry areas and occupations, such as regional health practitioners and engineers for mining and coal seam gas projects,” Mr Fraser said.

“In total, 83 occupations in skills shortage areas are covered under the State Migration Plan.

“State sponsorship is just one of the strategies the Queensland Government uses to address the future needs of its workforce. Other measures include education, training and employment initiatives.”

State sponsorship of skilled migrants to Queensland under the plan is limited to the skilled sponsored (subclasses 176 and 886) and skilled regional sponsored (subclasses 475 and 487) visas.

The lists of eligible occupations for these visas will be released on the Queensland government website Work Live Play along with information on specific sponsorship requirements for each occupation.

Information about other skilled migration programs can be found on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website Department of Immigration & Citizenship

The Victorian, ACT and Northern Territory State migration plans have already commenced. Further state migration plans are expected to be finalised in the coming weeks.


COMMENCEMENT OF QLD STATE MIGRATION PLAN - Media Releases - Chris Bowen - Federal Member for McMahon - Minister for Immigration and Citizenship



It has not been updated on the Queensland website yet!! hope next week
 

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:clap2: thanks a lot! this is really a good news!
do you have any guess on the occupation list? and will the IELTS requirements be increased like other states? :confused2:
 

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That announcement was taken back on the same day by the government. It was announced mistakenly.
Hi Shafaqat,
what do you mean "mistakenly"? the press release is still there on Mr Bowen's web site.

Tks.
 

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That announcement was taken back on the same day by the government. It was announced mistakenly.
It was not released mistakenly, QLD has stated that minister should not have announced the news that fast and SMP is not in place yet.
But it has been already singed off by Minister meaning that QLD needs some time to make necessary arrangements for announcing SMP
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It was not released mistakenly, QLD has stated that minister should not have announced the news that fast and SMP is not in place yet.
But it has been already singed off by Minister meaning that QLD needs some time to make necessary arrangements for announcing SMP
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That's y i said released mistakenly because Queensland was not ready.
 

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Queensland's State Migration Plan

Important Notice: Queensland's State Migration Plan has not been finalised and the list of occupations for State Nominations has not been released. Please check this website for further information on the week ending 10 December 2010.

Last updated 29 November 2010

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