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Hi, I am 24 years old and am a bricklayer by trade, I have 6 years experience but due to lack of work here in Ireland am unable to completely finish my apprenticeship (only 10 weeks left :/). I am currently in talks with a visa specialist who tell me I am eligible for work in Australia however I want my fiance and two kids to come with me. Is there a list of employers who sponsor from overseas or do I just apply for loads of jobs hoping that someone will want to Sponsor me. The visa company have supplied me with a resume pack but can anyone help me and tell me the best way of finding an employer in Australia that will sponsor me?
 

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Bricklayers are actually in demand. Plus there are about extra 24 thousand visas allocated to Irish this year. That's the good news. Bad news you'll need to compete with influx of people from UK, US, Greece and such, who are looking to come to Australia for the very same reasons.

I would apply directly to employers. There are also a range of companies who are specialist in bringing labour from overseas, check them out (google). Mind that a legit company will never ask you for fee to find or secure you a job. That is illegal in Australia.
 

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Actually Bricklayer is one of the occupations that was flagged as possible removal from last years Skilled Occupation List because there was no demand for them.

Skills Australia - Skilled Occupation 2011 List

Plus there are about extra 24 thousand visas allocated to Irish this year.
Can you please post a link or something to this claim?

You imply that there are 24,000 visa's allocated to Irish Citizens. The Australian government does not allocate a set number of visa's to any particular nationality.

The migration program for 2011-2012 was 185,000 and the target for 2012-2013 is 190,000.

Migration Program Statistics - Statistics - Publications, Research and Statistics

Irish migrants in total usually account for around 2% of migrant intake which is on average 3000 visa's per year.
 

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You imply that there are 24,000 visa's allocated to Irish Citizens. The Australian government does not allocate a set number of visa's to any particular nationality .
Really? Obviously and since you are an expert in immigration I shouldn't be saying anything… or claim anything. I don't in fact assert anything, especially I don't even think of stating that WHV are allocated to specific countries. They are not. So if you say from Mongolia you should be able to get into the pool of WHVs. It just so happens that Irish, Chilean and only specific people apply for them.

Can you please post a link or something to this claim? .
There is a lot to prove, but a governmental website might be worthy?

2010-11 saw a significant increase in the number of Irish people applying for 457 visas, with a 60.9% rise from the previous year.
Other streams seen a large increase as well.

457 visa | Migration Blog

You imply that there are 24,000 visa's allocated to Irish Citizens. The Australian government does not allocate a set number of visa's to any particular nationality.
The migration program for 2011-2012 was 185,000 and the target for 2012-2013 is 190,000.
Migration Program Statistics - Statistics - Publications, Research and Statistics
Irish migrants in total usually account for around 2% of migrant intake which is on average 3000 visa's per year.
Again, I fully succumb to your superficially superior skills, you imply that the only stream people can come to Australia is as skilled immigrant, and that's the only migration stream… touché

Actually Bricklayer is one of the occupations that was flagged as possible removal from last years Skilled Occupation List because there was no demand for them.

Skills Australia - Skilled Occupation 2011 List
Yes sure.. some occupations have been flagged for 3 years now and never removed. If you would care to look how the list is compiled you will see the following in the reports that are the basis of the list

•Job prospects for Bricklayers and Stonemasons are good.
•Employment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons to 2015-16 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this large occupation (36 700 in November 2010) rose slightly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years).
 

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Plus there are about extra 24 thousand visas allocated to Irish this year.
Again can you please provide a link? I have looked at the DIAC website and I cannot find any information that indicates that Irish people will be allocated 24,000 extra visa's this year.
 

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There is a lot to prove, but a governmental website might be worthy?

Yes sure.. some occupations have been flagged for 3 years now and never removed. If you would care to look how the list is compiled you will see the following in the reports that are the
basis of the list

•Job prospects for Bricklayers and Stonemasons are good.
•Employment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons to 2015-16 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this large occupation (36 700 in November 2010) rose slightly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years).
^^Rubbish, Bricklayers were flagged last year and are on the SOL chopping block.

Please provide a credible link otherwise.
 

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^^Rubbish, Bricklayers were flagged last year and are on the SOL chopping block.

Please provide a credible link otherwise.
Here is you governmental link. Only because you ask nicely, next time do your own research before labeling something as rubbish. There are roles that were flagged for 2 years now (example a whole range of ICT) but were never removed.

http://joboutlook.gov.au/pages/occupation.aspx?code=3311

It might be also beneficial to look into how SOL is compiled, that's on DIACs website. You'll see that one of major contributors to SOL decisions are current job outlook ratings.
 

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Oh Really!!! I would suggest something more recent and relevant.

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will change from 1 July 2012, with four occupations to be added to the list and four occupations to be removed. The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration.

The updated SOL is based on expert advice from the independent body, Skills Australia. The list of occupations reflects the Australian Government's commitment to a skilled migration program that delivers skills in need in Australia
. The SOL will continue to deliver a skilled migration program tightly focused on high value skills that will assist in addressing Australia's future skills needs.

June 2012
Removals from the SOL
234211 Chemist
252711 Audiologist
331111 Bricklayer
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/updated-sol.pdf

Now what were you saying about flagged occupations being not being removed? I had to check the title of the thread it was Bricklayers was it not?

Oh look it's been removed...... obviously there is a demand for Bricklayer's then?

Not Rubbish eh!
 
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