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Australia Invites 363 Candidates through SkillSelect Draw

Published on : March 8, 2021


Key Highlights

  • Overview
  • Invitation Subclasses
  • Invitation Process & Cut-off Score


The Australian government recently invited 363 skilled immigrants through the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491).

The Australian Department of Home Affairs had last year ruled that they will run quarterly invitation draws for the rest of the 2020-21 program year.

Invitation Subclasses

Out of the total 363 invitations sent, 200 invitations were issued to Skilled Independent visa candidates, and 163 were given to Skilled Work Regional visa candidates.

The Skilled Independent Visa invites skilled professions to work in Australia. It is for those workers who have not been nominated by a territory or sponsored by a family member.

The Skilled Work Regional visa is a new provisional visa. It allows skilled workers to live, study and work in a particular regional area with their family for five years.

The SkillSelect Program allots invitations to first the Subclass 189 candidates, and the remaining (if any) invitations are allotted Subclass 491 candidates.

Invitation Process & Cut-off Score

The highest-ranking immigration candidates are invited to apply for the relevant visa. Candidates with the same score are decided for invitation based on when they reached their points score.

This is called a ‘date of effect’, and candidates with an earlier date of effect are invited before candidates with later dates.

Visa Subclass

Minimum Points Score

Latest Date of Effect Month

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

65

04/2020

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)

65

11/2020

Occupation Groups

Keeping with the high level of demand for skilled professionals, the following occupation groups are subject to a proportional arrangement to ensure availability throughout the year.

Subclass

Occupation Group

Cut-off Score

Latest Date of Effect Month

189/491

Accountants

N/A

N/A

189/491

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

N/A

N/A

189/491

Electronics Engineer

N/A

N/A

189/491

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

N/A

N/A

189

Other Engineering Professionals

95

10/2020

491

Other Engineering Professionals

70

09/2020

189/491

ICT Business and System Analysts

N/A

N/A

189/491

Software and Applications Programmers

N/A

N/A

189/491

Computer Network Professionals

N/A

N/A

Topics: Migrate, Australia

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