The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has increased number of invites for Australia PR from 1010 to 2500. This is surely good news for the candidates applying for Australia Skilled Migration Program. As opposed to 305 invitations in the previous year, 2500 invitations are given this year under Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Australia State Sponsored Visa Subclass 489.
2490 candidates received ITAs for Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and 10 candidates received ITAs for Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489.
Thus Australian government has increase its immigration intake in the current draw and chances are that more or same number of invites will be given in next invitation round as well.
834 skilled workers were invited with 70 points, 1094 workers with 75 points, 453 workers with 80 points, 107 workers with 85 points and 2 workers with 90 point were invited through Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189.
Whereas for Australia Skilled Regional Provisional visa Subclass 489, 9 invitations were given with 80 points and 2 invitations were given with 85 points.
The invitations were given according to the tie-break up rule for skilled migration visa programs. The tie-break up rule for subclass 189 visa was 30th May, 2018 at 06:16 AM. The applicants with 70 points and above who have submitted their profile on and before the above mentioned date and time were invited to apply for Australia PR.
For Subclass visa 489, tie-break up date and time was 24th June, 2018 at 10:10 AM. The applicants with 80 points and above who have applied for subclass visa 489 before the above mentioned date and time were invited to apply for Australia PR.
The pro-rata occupations invitations were given for the following categories:
Accountants are invited with 80 points whereas Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures got ITA at 80 points each. Electronic engineers and Industrial, Mechanical and Production engineers are invited with 70 points and other professional engineers are invited with 75 points.
Additionally, ICT business and system analysts are invited with 75 points. Meanwhile, Software and Applications Programmers and Computer Network Professionals are all invited to apply with 70 points.
The invitation points are comparatively less compared to previous invitation round results.
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