The occupation ceiling for 2018-19 remains unchanged as per the Department of Home Affairs. Though, Accountants are being hit due to the labour demand.
The occupational ceiling is same for the year 2018-19 programs. However, there is change for the accountants with limit set at 4785 and the department has announced that the invited will include skilled visa categories like subclass 482, 186, 187, 189, 190 and 489.
The strategy of filling the ceiling cap of accountant with 4785 allocated spaces would include the visas given in the visa categories such as 186, 187, 190 and 489 (state-sponsored) in addition to the skilled independent visa 189 and skilled regional provisional visa subclass visa 489. This strategy is carried forward in the current year also.
The immigration expert of Australia says that “The recent announcement is an indication that this would continue to be the strategy of the Department concerning the invites issued for Accountants. It is yet to be seen which visa categories would be included to make up the allocation. However this is for sure that the 4,785 is not a true reflection of the seats allocated to accountants under the General Skilled Migration.”
The increase in Accountants applications may indicate tough year ahead for the accountants. Though, the invitation points for Accountants keep on fluctuating. The immigration round result of 11th August, 2018 invited accountants with 80 points whereas invitation round result of 11th July invited accountants with 85 points. The reason may be the substantial increase in the Expression of Interests lodged.
‘The accountants inclusion in the occupation list for 489 visa application is also a ray of hope and provides much needed relief to the eligible applicants, ‘ as said by the immigration expert of Australia.
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