Australia Immigration Updates

May 25th, 2022:

Australia immigration update: 78 invitations issued in Canberra Matrix draw

The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was held on May 25, 2022, inviting 78 Australia immigration candidates. Here are the details of the round:

Canberra residents

Matrix nomination for small business owners

  • ACT 491 nominations: 2 invitations
  • ACT 491 min. matrix score: 85
  • ACT 190 nominations: 1 invitation
  • ACT 190 min. matrix score: 100

Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

  • ACT 491 nomination: 1 invitation
  • ACT 190 nomination: 0 invitations

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

  • ACT 491 nomination: 32 invitations
  • ACT 190 nomination: 15 invitations (min. score 85, no accountants)

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • ACT 491 nomination: 27 invitations
  • ACT 190 nomination: 0 invitations

May 11th, 2022:

Australia immigration update: 187 invitations issued on May 11, 2022

On May 11, 2022, a Canberra Matrix round of invitations was conducted. Here’s the result of that draw that was held for Australia immigration.

Canberra residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

  • Subclass 491 nominations: 0 invitations
  • Subclass 190 nominations: 1 invitation

Matrix nominating Subclass 457 / 482 visa holders

  • Subclass 491 nominations: 0 invitations
  • Subclass 190 nominations: 1 invitation

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

  • Subclass 491 nominations: 48 invitations
  • Subclass 190 nominations: 61 invitations (accountants 120, minimum 85)

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • Subclass 491 nominations: 72 invitations
  • Subclass 190 nominations: 4 invitations (90 points)

March 17th, 2022:

Australia immigration news: 129 candidates invited via Canberra Matrix draw

The details of the Canberra matrix Australia immigration draw that was held on March 17, 2022, are out now.

Invitations were issued to the highest-ranked Matrix. The candidates were invited to apply for ACT nomination. The cut‑off score to determine the selection of candidates was dependent on factors like the remaining slots in the monthly allocation, occupation cap, date and time of submission of Matrix, and demand. The rank of the matrix is directly proportional to the demand for the occupation.

Canberra residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

  • 491 nominations: 0 invitation
  • 190 nominations: 0 invitation

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

  • 491 nomination: 44 invitations
  • 190 nomination: 3 invitations

Matrix nominating Subclass 457 / Subclass 482 visa holders

  • 491 nomination: 0 invitation
  • 190 nomination: 0 invitation

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • 491 nomination: 77 invitations
  • 190 nomination: 5 invitations

March 8th, 2022:

Australia immigration draw: Canberra matrix draw invites 79 potential immigrants

Here are the details of Australia immigration Canberra Matrix draw that was held on March 8, 2022, in which 79 immigration candidates were invited.

Canberra residents

Matrix nominations for Small Business Owners

  • 491 nominations: 1 invitation (70 points)
  • 190 nominations: 1 invitation (100 points)

Matrix nominations for Critical Skill Occupations

  • 491 nominations: 26 invitations
  • 190 nominations: 11 invitations

Matrix nominations for Subclass 457 / Subclass 482 visa holders

  • 491 nominations: 0 invitation
  • 190 nominations: 1 invitation

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominations for Critical Skill Occupations:

  • 491 nominations: 34 invitations
  • 190 nominations: 5 invitations

Australia Capital Territory has made the following allocations for nomination for the period 2021-2022:

  • Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional visa: 1,400 places
  • Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated visa: 600 places

February 25th, 2022:

Canberra Matrix draw for Australia immigration invites 122 candidates

Let’s share with you the details of the Canberra Matrix invitation round for Australia immigration that was conducted in Australia on February 25, 2022. In the draw, 122 candidates were invited.

ACT (Australian Capital territory) conducts the Canberra Matrix invitation rounds with a limited number of nomination slots for each month. The number of nominations offered are pro-rata against the annual allocation.

Here are the details of the February 25 invitation round.

Canberra residents

Matrix that nominates Small Business Owners

  • 491 nominations – 0 invitations
  • 190 nominations – 0 invitations

Matrix that nominates Critical Skill Occupations

  • 491 nomination – 46 invitations
  • 190 nomination – 13 invitations

Matrix that nominates Subclass 457 / Subclass 482 visa holders

  • 491 nomination – 0 invitations
  • 190 nomination – 1 invitation

Overseas applicants

Matrix that nominates Critical Skill Occupations:

  • 491 nomination – 56 invitations
  • 190 nomination – 6 invitations

The cut-off score to determine selected candidates depends on factors like

  • The remaining monthly allocation
  • Cap on occupations involved and the demand for these occupations

The date and time of the matrix submission

February 18th, 2022:

Australia immigration Canberra Matrix invitation rounds on Feb 18, 2022

Here are the results of the latest Canberra Matrix invitations round conducted for Australia immigration on February 18, 2022. Invitations were sent for matrices that represent different occupation groups to apply for nominations from the Australian Capital Territory.

The cap on the number of invitations for each occupation and the demand for the occupation decided the cut-off score for the selection of candidates. Occupations with higher demand had a higher rank of the Matrix score set for the invited candidates.

Here’s how the invitation round went:

Canberra residents

Matrix nominations for Subclass 457 / Subclass 482 visa holders

  • 190 nominations: 3 invitations
  • 491 nominations: 0 invitation

Matrix nominations for critical skill occupations

  • 190 nominations: 4 invitations
  • 491 nominations: 48 invitations

Matrix nominations for small business owners

  • 190 nominations: 2 invitations (min 85 points)
  • 491 nominations: 1 invitation (min 75 points)

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominations for critical skill occupations:

  • 190 nominations: 5 invitations
  • 491 nominations: 53 invitations

February 1st, 2022:

Canberra Matrix event on Feb 1 – Nominations to migrate to Australia

The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was conducted on February 1, 2022, to choose candidates eligible to migrate to Australia. In the event, the matrix that ranked the highest in each group of occupation were invited to apply for a nomination from ACT (Australian Capital Territory).

The cap applied on occupation and its demand played a decisive role in setting the cut-off score for the selection of the candidates. Higher demand will set a higher rank of the Matrix score for the candidates that get invited.

Here’s the summary of the event details:

Canberra Residents
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 8
491 16
Matrix nominating Subclass 457/482 visa holders 190 6
491 0
Matrix nominating small business owners 190 1 85
491 3 65
Overseas Applicants
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating critical skill occupations 190 8
491 10

December 15th, 2021:

Update on Australia immigration invitation rounds held on December 15, 2021

Australia re-opens its borders for non-residents despite new Omicron worries. The country has already delayed the re-opening of international travel by two weeks because of the advent of a new strain of coronavirus, Omicron. But later, as per the health officials, it showed milder symptoms than other coronavirus variants.

On December 15, 2021, Australia reopened its borders to vaccinated skilled migrants and international students after a ban of 21 months. The country is targeting to boost its economy, which was seriously hit by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Announcement from officials
“We’re going to live with this virus, and we’re not going to let it drag us back to where we’ve been,” We’ve got one of the highest vaccination rates, which means we can fight this thing. We don’t have to surrender to it,” Morrison told radio station 4BC.

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According to the officials, the country now allows nearly 235,000 foreign workers and 160,000 students (who have held visas for Australia in October) to travel. New South Wales, the biggest city of Sydney, has lifted the restrictions for even unvaccinated, despite the rise in Omicron infections.

Oct 29th, 2021:

Update on Australia immigration invitation rounds held on Oct 29, 2021

If you are already aware of Canada immigration levels plan 2020-2023, you know that Canada is determined to achieve ambitious targets like 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. In 2022, this target will increase to 411,000 and 421,000 in 2023.

Despite the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has done a great job with regard to its immigration. This is apparent from the fact that Canada welcomed 46,315 new immigrants to the country. The country is already aiming for more!

In 2021, as yet, Canada has had 313,700 immigrants. A large chunk of these newcomers consisted of those who were present in the country already on temporary visas.

In the months between January and October 2021, there was an average influx of 31,370 newcomers per month. This average is unprecedently high when compared to recent years.

Canada’s ambitious immigration target for the year 2021 can be achieved with 43,650 new immigrants per month in November and December.

Pulling off the current level of success in Canada immigration was a feat the country managed after taking the following steps:

  • A huge immigration draw was conducted in February 2021 in which 27,332 invitations were issued to CEC candidates. 90% of these candidates were TFWs engaged in work in Canada.
  • A new TR to PR pathway for Canada immigration was opened via which, 90,000 additional immigrants were aimed for. These included international students, healthcare workers, and other essential workers, all present in Canada on a temporary basis.
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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

TR – Temporary Residence

TFW – Temporary Foreign Worker

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

Mar 27th, 2021:

Australia planning to reopen its international borders to welcome temporary visa holders: Immigration Minister Alex Hawke

Australia which had imposed border restrictions for almost the whole of last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic is now ready to welcome temporary migrants such as international students and visitors according to the newly appointed Immigration Minister Alex Hawke.

In a recent interview to SBS Australia, he said that the government is ready to open its international borders According to Hawke, ‘’… the government is rolling out our vaccination program and preparing for the opening of our international borders, so we can have those important visits from tourists that spend so much money in our country – but also the international student sector, one of our largest export sectors, they value-add so inherently to the Australian economy – we want to get them back.”

This announcement comes in the wake of the latest data from the Department of Home Affairs which revealed that the offshore international student visa applications have gone down registering a decline by 65% in the second half of 2020 when compared to 2019.

According to the minister, migration will play a key role in the economic recovery of Australia from the pandemic. He said, “I’m convinced that the migration program will be a huge part of how we recover from COVID and whether we will be as successful as we can be on that journey.”

Australia is looking at its migration program to play a key role in the country’s economic recovery post the pandemic.

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