The important industry sectors and occupation are:
- People providing specialist or critical medical services which include medical evaluations, air ambulance, and delivering critical medical supplies.
- People giving service in important sectors to make the Australian economy better and where no Australian workers are available.
- People with critical skills are needed to maintain the supply of important services and goods. This includes critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering, medical technology, agricultural technology, food production, supply chain logistics, and maritime industry.
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Victoria is reopening again with new policies and a nomination pattern to support the economy of Victoria along with public health response. You might want to prepare for EOI (Expression of Interest) so that you are ready once you get more information. Your EOI needs to be updated before lodging the application.
Currently, Tasmania has a limited number of interim nomination places. The focus is given on nominations which are going to help the state’s public health system along with economic recovery. Further information will be released shortly.
At this stage, onshore General Skilled Migration (GSM) nomination applications and all Innovation Program and Business Investment nomination applications will continue to be accepted and assessed. But no nominations will be issued till the time Northern Territory has been allocated quotas. Offshore GSM nomination applications are closed.
NSW is closed to applications for nomination under the Skilled Work Regional visa (Provisional) (subclass 491) and the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP). NSW is open to nominations once the allocation of positions for 2020 to 2021 is given. Invitation rounds for NSW nomination under the Skilled Nominated visa will also start at this time.
The BSMQ business and skilled program are still closed.
Currently, the program of the Western Australian State Nominated is suspended. During the suspension period.WA Migration Services will not issue invitations to apply for State nomination.
How are the applications prioritized?
- Applications with high quality within the Business Innovation and Investment Program, with those who have lodged an ‘Intention to Apply’ are given priority.
- Applicants that are critical to supporting South Australia’s response to the COVID19 pandemic include specialist or critical medical services, critical skills are needed to maintain the supply of essential goods and services or delivering services in sectors that are essential for Australia’s economic recovery.
- Early consideration of onshore applicants is going to satisfy the above criteria.
Which visas are affected?
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)visa
- Investor stream(subclass 188B) (Provisional) visa
- Business Innovation stream (subclass 188A) (Provisional) visa
- Significant Business History (subclass 132A)(Permanent) visa
- Significant Investor stream (subclass 188C)(Provisional) visa
- Entrepreneur stream (subclass 188E) (Provisional) visa
- Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
- Venture Capital Entrepreneur (subclass 132B) (Permanent) visa