Every year a large number of foreign workers move to Australia due to the opportunities that the country offers. Quality of life and employment opportunities are some of the best in the world.
However, Australia’s skilled migration program is not “open” for all. The occupation ceiling has been implemented to secure the employment opportunities for the locals. The occupation ceiling also helps to meet the high demands of the Australian labor market.
Occupation ceiling is nothing but a yearly quota for individual occupations. It is the number of skilled migrants that can be allowed under a specific occupation.
The Dept. of Home Affairs has already announced the occupation ceiling for the year 2018-19.
Trade occupations are in high demand this year. So are occupations like Nursing, Civil Engineers, and Livestock Farmers.
The occupation ceiling applies to programs like the Subclass 189,190, and 489 under the Skilled Migration scheme. Applicants should check the occupation ceiling for their occupation before applying under the above streams.
However, you need to receive an invitation before you can apply for a visa. An invitation is an authorization from the Australian govt. allowing you to apply for PR under the Skilled Migration Program.
If the occupation ceiling for an occupation is reached, invites are not issued. You may score the maximum points and yet not receive an invite if the quota is full.
Invitation rounds are anticipated to occur on the 11th day of every month.
Certain occupations see a huge volume of applications as compared to the quota available. Accountants and IT professionals are a couple of such occupations. People nominating these occupations need to have really high scores to get an invite.
In 2017, Australia took in 20,000 fewer migrants as compared to the previous year. It was the lowest ever migrant-intake in the recent 10 years. Skilled Visas saw a reduction of 12,468 places and Family Visas saw a reduction of 8,000 places, as per SBS.
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