Australia Immigration Updates

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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