- The Australian government has joined Canada and the United Kingdom in inviting skilled Nigerians to come to take up jobs in their country
- Those successful will have a chance to get a permanent visa and move their families along with them
- There are almost 50,000 state-nominated visas available this year. New South Wales allocated the highest amount
In order to address the lack of skilled migrants, Australia's states and territories have announced the relaxation of certain visa application criteria.
The Visa also grants people who qualify for permanent residency the chance also to migrate their families.
The opportunity is open for Nigerians and other countries' skilled workers.
Australia requests more migrant workers
According to Mint report, several states in Australia have doubled the number of visas request and also looking for more.
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The report listed states such as Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales as having serious interest in relocating skilled workers from around the world.
For example, South Australia has already opened applications for its sponsorship program, with more than 500 occupations eligible.
The region has been allocated 2,700 subclasses, 190 visas, as well as 3,180 regional and 70 business visas.
Queensland's also eligible occupations have been expanded to include 114 occupations for 2022/23, intakes.
It includes 3,000 subclass 190 visas, as well as 1,200 regional visas and 235 business visas.
What are the benefits?
On its website, the Australian government revealed that professionals will have the opportunity to stay in Australia permanently.
Successful applicants will also have free family health care, and relatives can get permanent residence.
List of occupations available
The Australian government website, listed the occupation to include
- Medical Practitioner
It is however not going to be a smooth ride as eligible candidates will need to take the official eligibility test here and score a minimum of 65 points.
Pilots reportedly sleep on Air
In another development, a serious tragic incident was averted after pilots flying Ethiopian Airlines missed landing.
The pilots were reportedly asleep while approaching the airport, leading to panic among passengers.
Ethiopian Airlines have now decided to suspend the two pilots with further investigation to be carried out.