For Australian points-tested skill migration, you must submit an Expression Of Interest and have the government invite you before you can apply for your visa. The government releases new invitations each month. Their main criteria for invitations are based on your EOI points, and the time you submit your EOI. Higher EOI points are invited first, and when 2 people have the same points, the one who submitted their EOI earlier is invited first. Invitation data released by the government is for Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 (Family Sponsored) visas. For example, the occupations in Accountants received 98 invitations in the month of January, 2020. This makes a total of 378 invitations for the 2019-20 migration year. For reference, this occupation has a Ceiling of 2,746, which means there is around 86.2% ceiling left for new invitations.
Accountants occupation has high levels of demand, and this is one of the few occupations that has a pro-rata system in place. For Subclass 189, the minimum points for the January invitation is 90. However, invitations for Accountants in the same month had a minimum point of 95. In addition, the latest date of effect for the invitation was 23rd April, 2019, over 8 months wait. This means that other Accountants with 95 points who have submitted their EOI after this date were not being invited in January.
Please contact us at Tanson Migration if you wish to know more.
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