Business and Skilled Migration Queensland Australia re-opened its ‘working in Queensland’, ‘Masters’ and ‘PhD’ Queensland Skilled Occupation List. After the quota gets filled the program will again close until July 2019.
The EOIs that have been submitted from 18 April 2019 will be picked up. The Australia EOI submitted prior to this date will not be picked up. If you have lodged an EOI in the past and not received an invitation you will need to submit a new EOI from 18 April 2019.
The applicants must be in Queensland only and must meet the onshore criteria for working in Queensland that includes employment of at least 6 months in the nominated occupation before submitting an EOI, an ongoing job-offer for at least a year. If applying for skilled regional visa 489, you must be working in regional Queensland for at least 6 months before submitting an EOI.
Additionally, Queensland Master Graduates must be currently working in the nominated occupation and have continual ongoing employment for at least 12 months.
On the other hand, PhD Graduates are not required to have job-offer letter however there is an exception of University Lecturer. PhD applicants applying under the occupation of University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111) must meet working in Queensland criteria including having been employed for six months in their nominated occupation and have continual ongoing employment for at least 12 months.
Though, the business program (for EOIs submitted through SkillSelect) will remain closed until July 2019
The below previously removed occupations are still unavailable for the applicants applying for Queensland Skilled Worker Program (QSWP):
Queensland Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the state nomination program for skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the state permanently. Ask for an Australia Immigration Assessment form to know your chances for permanent residency.