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Australia’s 2019-20 immigration plan and benefits of skilled visa

Posted by; BBC Migration | Date: January 3, 2020

Australia’s 2019-20 immigration plan and benefits of skilled visa

The Department of Home Affairs, Australia, releases the migration program outcome andthe year 2019-2020, Australian immigration has seen significant changes. The migration program is carefully designed to measure the economic and social outputs in the country. The immigration intake is capped at 160,000 for the year 2019-2020. With this, there is an introduction of new skilled visa subclass 491.Approximately 69.5 percent of places is held with the skilled stream visa, when counted out of the total program – outlining how it has more opportunities and is beneficial to the people who are planning to immigrate to Australia.

The new skilled visa is introduced to fill shortage in the labor marketsas there are multiple job options available, including the regional Australia and scale up the productive level of the economy.Introduction of the new Skilled Work Regional visa subclass 491 is also an essential key to its population plan which will ease the congestion of cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and the point system have been eased out in the new skilled visa.

There are extra 2,000 skilled regional visa places, increasing the regional cap from 23,000 to 25,000 as a result of which more places are Now Available under Regional scheme. It a 5-year visa which is valid from the day it is granted and it allows you to stay anywhere in Australia except Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and is a pathway to PR.

This visa will be accessible for more people; with over 500 occupations eligible under the new 491 visas. You also have more points available when you apply to subclass 491 visa applicants – the new scheduled and eased points are as below:

  • 15 points for nomination by a State or Territory government agency or sponsorship by a family member residing in regional Australia
  • 10 points for a skilled spouse
  • 10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) qualifications
  • 5 points for a spouse with competent English
  • 10 points for applicants without a spouse.

With increased points and more places under the New Regional Scheme, it is the best time to apply for Australian visa. To get a free assessment, visit us today or call us at 022 6758 2786. One of our experts will get in touch with you.