The Australian territories and states are opening their business and skilled nomination programs once more after the Covid-19 crisis. They are opening skilled visa programs for the financial year 2020-21. The Department of Home Affairs made this announcement recently as part of the Federal Budget Proclamation on 6th October.
A Quick Look At The Prominent Highlights
Before delving deeper, let’s take a quick look at the prominent points of this news article.
The DoHA has decided to implement this plan on 6th October on which the Federal Budget announcement will be made.
So, without wasting time anymore, let’s take a look at the Australian states/nominations which are considered eligible concerning this announcement.
Tasmania has got an interim application concerning its various business and skilled migration programs. These allocations are supposed to be updated post the Budget is announced by the following month. Some of the key points about the same can be considered below.
The announcement has been made months later the Covid-19 pandemic. Residents of Tasmania seem more than delighted after this announcement was made.
Just like Tasmania, South Australia has also received a limited number of positions for its skilled and business visa categories. This is to ensure the proper public health and economic recovery which the Covid-19 crisis has imposed on the state. The state has also proclaimed that the DoHA has nominated a limited number of occupations specifically for its critical sectors. The purpose is to bring back the state’s public response and recovery to its normal state. Applicants nominated for these sectors will be given the chief importance. South Australia made this announcement on its official website recently.
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT has proclaimed its next invitation session before 14th September 2020 in response to the DoHA’s announcement. Some of the crucial alterations which have been made to the program can be considered below.
Some of the DoHA officials are also saying that onshore applicants may also get nominated. The fact is these are interim allocations, so nominations will be made according to the individual requirements.
New South Wales has made almost the same announcement. It has stated that it will open a limited number of places for a few occupations as of now. These occupations have to be critical for the state’s recovery. Engineering, communication technology, health and information are some of these sectors. NSW has also stated that it will review these amendments concerning the selection conditions. They will do this only after they receive an adequate number of nominations in October.
The Necessity Behind The Announcement
A nation like Australia has been affected economically, socially and medically like anything. This is all due to Covid-19 pandemic for which no one was prepared. Hopefully, this decision will positively impact the Australian Migration Program. The Australian government is continuously supervising the migration and visa settings soon after the decision was made. This is to ensure sufficient job opportunities for eligible applicants to deal with the recent and post repercussions of Covid-19.
Victoria has joined this announcement program recently concerning several targeted and shorter nomination programs. Of late, Victoria has announced that it will open its nomination program, particularly for two visa sub-classes. These include the following:
The state of Victoria has stated that it will open applications for these two visas on 8th September 2020. Victoria also announced that it will change its mode of selection for these two visa programs. This selection procedure will be more compatible in response to the difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The state of Victoria has stated that applicants can apply for Victorian visas. The only criterion is their nomination must be for an eligible occupation concerning Victoria’s health/economic sector. Victoria has decided to continue with this procedure until 5th October 2020.
Visa holders who have been affected by the country’s border closure cannot get nominated for Australia’s skilled migration programs.
The DoHA has announced a set of new applications along with the existing ones. This is for employing applicants in the most critical sectors of the country. Applicants holding special skills in sectors like healthcare, engineering and IT will be given the priority. Applicants who have already applied and aren’t eligible for Australia’s critical sectors need to wait. This is because applications of the eligible candidates will be processed first followed by others. Moreover, any of these occupations should be included in the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List of Australia.
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