Australia Immigration updates to attract skilled workers

Australia brought a few changes in its Immigration Points Calculator along with the introduction of new skilled visas to attract International skilled workers in regional areas of Australia. Well, quite chances are in favor of the advancement of Regional Australia. With the introduction of new visa categories, the government is initiating its step forward for the development of regional areas and at the same time, trying to balance the overcrowded population in popular cities of Australia – Sydney, and Melbourne. All the recent changes made by the Australian government are in effect from November 16, 2019.

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What are the new changes in Australia Immigration Point System?

The Australia Immigration Department has made a few changes in the Immigration Points system which is in effect from November 16, 2019. Check the changes:

10 points are allotted for applicants with a skilled spouse or de facto partner 15 points are for applicant nominated by a State or territory government or sponsorship from family members residing in regional Australia 10 points are for applicants with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) qualifications. 10 points for applicants without a spouse or de-facto partner. <5 points for applicants with a spouse or de facto partner with competent English.

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Introduction of New Skilled Work Regional Visas

Australia introduced two new skilled work regional visa categories W.e.f. from November 16, 2019, i.e., Skilled Work Regional Visa subclass 491 and Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Visa subclass 494. These new visas are replaced with previous visa categories – skilled Regional visa subclass 489 and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) – Direct Entry Stream.

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Australian government offers numerous pathways to applicants looking for Australia permanent residency. To know about Australia Immigration visa categories, you can consult our Immigration experts for assistance. Call us on +91-7042184185 or send your queries at info@makevisas.com