Skilled Migration Update September 2022 – State and Territory Updates
It has been predicted that in the next few years, Australia will see its highest level of immigration in recent history, with record numbers of migrants expected to arrive into the country under various points-based visas and employer sponsored programs.
Skilled Migration Update for Australian States and Territories September 2022
1.Tasmania Skilled Migration Update
The Tasmanian Skilled Migration State Nomination Program has opened on an interim basis to Gold and Green pass candidates. All candidates who qualify will need to seek an invitation from Migration Tasmania before they can apply for nomination.
Candidates who meet the minimum requirements for one of the nomination pathways and have at least one gold or green priority attribute can now register their interest in nomination.
For more information on the interim application steps check out the Migration Tasmania website.
2. South Australia Skilled Migration Update
South Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) is open for the 2022-23 program year.
There will be four visa streams available for nomination under the Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188):
- Business Innovation Stream (188A)
- Investor Stream (188B)
- Significant Investor Stream (188C)
- Entrepreneur Stream (188E)
A limited interim allocation of 70 nomination places only has been received by South Australia and applicants for the Business Innovation Stream (188A) will be required to submit an Intention to Apply (ITA) for consideration.
For more information and requirements for South Australian nomination check out the business migrants section of the SA website.
3.New South Wales Skilled Migration Update
NSW Skills lists for 2022-23 have been released a while ago. There are new minimum point scores and skilled work experience requirements in the 2022-23 financial year.
In order to qualify for NSW nomination, applicants must meet the minimum point score and minimum years of work experience in the occupation’s ANZSCO unit group.
You can find answers to most common questions regarding NSW state nomination requirements on the NSW Government website.
4.Victoria Skilled Migration Update
Victoria’s 2022-23 Business and Innovation program is open. The program provides four visa pathways:
- Business Innovation stream (subclass 188A) (Provisional) visa
- Investor stream (subclass 188B) (Provisional) visa
- Significant Investor stream (subclass 188C) (Provisional) visa
- Entrepreneur stream (subclass 188E) (Provisional) visa.
An Expression of Interest (EOI) through the SkillSelect system will be required before you can apply for Victorian visa nomination.
Migrating to Melbourne could be one of the best deicisions of your life, for more information please check out the Live in Melbourne website.
In the fast-paced landscape of immigration and global mobility, rules and guidelines are constantly changing and it can sometimes be difficult to keep up. At VISA LOUNGE, our aim is to keep our clients informed of all the latest developments in Australia and global immigration as they happen.
Contact VISA LOUNGE team to find out more about your eligibility for a temporary or permanent visa, whether it is a skilled visa, sponsored work visa, partner visa or study visa in Australia.