Australia - First Skill Select Round of 2020 Brings Positive Vibes -26th February, 2020

Australia - First Skill Select Round of 2020 Brings Positive Vibes
In the opening Skill Select round of 2020 managed in January 2020, the Australian Home Affairs Department announced a sum of 1,300 invitations to skilled professionals. Immigration experts recognize that this is to be a magnificent opening and a positive hint for those individuals who are aspiring for an Australia visa. Immigration aspirants expect the Australian Home Affairs Department to announce approximately a similar number of invitations every month in this financial year.

The goal fixed by Australian immigration for the existing financial year is 16,652. In those, around 4000 invitations will go to citizens of New Zealand and 12,652 positions remain. The Australian Home Affairs Department has previously announced 5,000 invitations and approximately 30% invitees have secondary appellants.

Out of the whole 1,300 invitations announced in Jan 2020, almost 1,000 invitations given to subclass 189 visa and 300 invitations given to subclass 491 family-sponsored categories. Among the subclass 189- Skilled Independent visa aspirants who obtained invitations, 646 candidates had a 90 points score, while 285 contestants had a score of 95 points and approximately 70 contestants had higher than 100 points. As per the immigration experts, if this movement remains, points cut-off may fall by about 5 points, particularly with non pro-rata professions.

The number of invitations that are declared is seeing improvement after a slow down for about a couple of months and it has built hope to several immigration applicants. Also, the most recent round of invitation announced Invitations to a large number of subclass 491 family-sponsored candidates.

IT Professions Dominate the Skill Select First Round

The most notable number of invitations in the Jan 2020 draw was announced to Software & Application Programmers, who got 298 invitations over subclass 189 and subclass 491 visa classes. The remaining IT professions that received the most significant number of invitations are Database and System Administrators and I.C.T Security Specialists that have received 121 invitations while ICT Business Analysts and Systems Analysts that have received 93 invitations. Besides IT experts, Civil Engineering experts and accountants have also obtained a tremendous number of invitations.

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