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    2022-23 Skilled and Business Migration programs open

    The South Australian Government has published a revised skilled occupation list, outlining the skills it seeks to fill through overseas talent as well as migrants already living and working in South Australia.

    The list is one of the nation’s most expansive, with skilled migrants (including international graduates) able to seek state nomination from over 500 occupations.

    The number of occupations open to overseas migrants has returned to pre-COVID pandemic levels, up from 380 in 2021-22.

    The 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program will prioritise nominations for skilled migrants:

    • with backgrounds in in-demand industries, such as Health, ICT, Education, Engineering, Agribusiness and Trades, or
    • who can bring their skills to growing sectors such as Hi-Tech / Digital, Health and Life Sciences, Green Energy, Defence, Space and Cyber Security.

    Humanitarian migrants seeking asylum in South Australia on the Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) are also set to benefit from more flexible pathways to permanent residency.

    The state’s focus is to nominate migrants who are already living and working in South Australia—to retain those with in-demand skills—as well as nominating skilled and experienced migrants from overseas who can fill critical shortages.

    Once a skilled migrant with the relevant skills and experience has been nominated by the South Australian Government, they are able to submit a visa application to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

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