1. Canberra's first new fiscal year matrix, "pre-emptive" approval of nominations
Canberra is ahead of other states again this new fiscal year. This week, it completed the first round of Matrix invitations for the new fiscal year and can't wait to approve nominations. In addition, the list of occupations has been determined and the state policy has basically not changed, although there are still no major changes. Without the federal nomination quota, Canberra has done everything it can.
In this round of matrix on July 13th, general applicants issued 46 190s and 65 491s; small business 190 issued 4 with a minimum invitation score of 90, and small business 491 issued 3 with a minimum score of 75 ; Overseas applicants sent 6 190s and 106 491s, which are really quite a lot in general. However, the invitation scores for specific occupations have not been announced until the weekly report is issued.
In addition to issuing matrix pre-invitations, the state government has also successively approved the nomination results of the June 24 round of matrix invitations this week. We have 190 marketing specialists; 190 psychologists; 190 social workers; 190 auditors; 190 chefs, 491 of ICT, etc. Get approval. However, since the nomination quota has not yet been obtained, the state government has not yet been able to issue formal nominations, but only notified that it agreed to issue nominations to the application. For the same reason, it was also updated that the next round of matrix invitations has not yet been set, so I was a little anxious to wait.
2. The Prime Minister hinted at providing more permanent residence, and the Finance Minister said that it is reasonable for skilled immigrants to rise to 200,000?
Responding to questions on Monday, the Prime Minister said Australia does have some short-term skills shortages that need to be filled through temporary migration. But if certain occupations are in short supply for an extended period of time, it may be worth considering relying on permanent immigration to solve them. On Wednesday, he said that letting people hold temporary visas to stay in Australia for a long time, in his view, is not in the interests of the individual or the Australian nation. Participate in all forms of Australian life." Of course, he also said that allowing more permanent immigration would have "a significant impact.
Compared with the Prime Minister's prudence, the Finance Minister, who is mainly in charge of economic development, spoke more openly, saying that temporarily doubling the skilled immigrant quota to 200,000 (note that it is a major category of skilled immigrants) is to solve the severe skills shortage. A plausible option, the federal government plans to reach various agreements with the private sector at the September jobs summit. He sees the post-pandemic phase as an opportunity to consider speeding up again and getting the best mix of category settings as immigration programs again. It is also a reminder that immigration is not Australia's answer to all economic challenges.
3. After the opening of the country at the end of last year, 1.4 million visas have been approved, and the ridiculous speed of signing 887 has attracted attention
In fact, if the permanent residence or long-term temporary visa can be signed more quickly, it can be relieved a little, especially for overseas applicants who have been waiting for a long time. While Prime Ministers and Ministers have repeatedly stressed that they are aware of the big visa backlog issue, prioritize it and are working hard to resolve it, many have yet to wait to sign up. And last week, after we shared the five major categories of 189/190/491/489/887, it also hit the "pain point" of many 887 waiters. From the beginning of the year, there were only 11 approved monthly approvals of 200+ to May. There may be only a little more than 2,000 applicants in the whole fiscal year, and the backlog has grown rapidly to more than 18,000. Some people have waited for more than 2 years without any news. Among them, there are many occupations such as registered nurses and accountants that are listed as in short supply. .
It is hoped that the 887 incident will gradually attract the attention of all parties and form a force for the Immigration Bureau to respond and speed up the trial. There are more than 4,000 489s and some 491s left, which are really unfriendly to those who are willing to support remote areas. The spokesperson of the Immigration Bureau recently responded to the Australian media AFR: Since Australia gradually opened its borders, the Immigration Bureau has approved (Granted) 1.4 million visa applications, of which 1.22 million are based overseas, but most of them are PR/citizens Immediate family members, 500 study visas and 485 temporary visas. USCIS is flexibly using its global network of visa officers to process applications in line with the government's priorities of supporting economic recovery and addressing skills shortages. "And the new government is said to be considering a series of changes to trial rules and visa categories, in addition to additional staff.