- The Victorian government said that its 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is now open.
- All occupations on the relevant Department of Home Affairs occupation list are now eligible.
- Open to applicants living in Victoria and overseas, the program provides skilled migrants with a pathway to permanent residence in Victoria
Visa application – approved Credit: maybefalse/Getty Images
The government pointed out that the selection process was highly competitive and there were over 15,000 RoIs submitted in the 2021-22 program.
Thirty-year-old Tanmay Jhawar was granted a PR visa just three days ago and is glad the process is done and dusted.
Tanmay Jhawar is an IT professional who currently lives in Melbourne. Credit: Supplied by Tanmay Jhawar
“I was granted a visa on 9 August and I am so relieved now. I work in the IT sector and I had filed my PR last year so I believe if there is an urgent job requirement in the state, the visa process will not take too long,” he opined.
According to a Melbourne-based migration expert Neha Singh, this year presents a great opportunity for applicants who could not get an invite last year as the program was only aimed at applicants from specified streams like science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM ).
“This time they have opened up for all the occupations which are in the skill level 1, 2 and 3. You just need to be working and you have to show the evidence of working,” she said.