Increasing opportunities for skilled workers in Western Australia

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The Western Australian Government has introduced changes to its migration program to support skilled workers wishing to migrate to Western Australia, including increasing the occupations eligible for Western Australian skilled migration by approximately 60%.

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupations List (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupations List (WASMOL Schedule 2).

The list of the new occupations available can be found in the Western Australian State Nomination – Combined List of Occupations.

The Western Australian Government has also waived the $200 application fee and introduced changes to the requirements for new applicants from 1 July 2022, which include:

Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.

Reduction of English language requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the “proficient” English level.

Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and Graduate Occupation lists depending on the visa for which the applicant is being nominated.

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination is expected to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

For more information on the State Nominee Migration Program and the new requirements, please visit the About State Nomination page.