Changes to WA SNMP criteria for 2023-24

Changes to WA SNMP criteria for 2023-24

Opportunities for the Building and construction industry

The State Government is already supporting priority industries to access skilled workers from interstate and overseas through the State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) and the addition of 34 in-demand construction occupations to WAs Skilled Migration Occupation List. To boost skilled migration opportunities for WA’s building and construction industry, temporary amendments will be made to the SNMP criteria for 202324, including:

  • waiving the requirement to provide a six-month contract of employment for visa subclass 190 applicants for building and construction trade occupations; and
  • prioritising invitations for industries with critical demand for skilled workers; including building and construction, health and medical, teaching, tourism and hospitality occupations.

The State Government is continuing its strong representation to the Commonwealth Government to secure additional places for the SNMP, requesting an increase to 10,000 places for the 202324 program year to support local industry to fill job vacancies and alleviate skills shortages.


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