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Good Time for Australian Immigration As It is Growing Tremendously

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Good Time for Australian Immigration As It is Growing TremendouslyLast year, immigration to Australia for skilled workers experienced a slowdown. The score required for obtaining an invitation to apply for the skilled visa moved up to 70 and above as a result of the reduction in the number of invitations made available. People got ITA (invitation to apply) for as low as 60 points before this time while during this time, people could lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) when they acquired 60 points but were very unlikely to receive ITA. Hence this resulted in longer waits and inevitably pursuance of other options. Giving room for the imminent inflow of New Zealand citizens was the reason ascribed to the reduction in ITA. Experts also cited some economic issues as other compelling reasons. Recently things have changed as increased migration has been observed.

What observed an increase in migration for Australia’s immigration?

Against the backdrop explained above, Australia’s immigration very much looks like it’s on the rise again. In fact, the figures observed are similar to the levels that were experienced during the latter end of the second mining boom of Australia earlier this decade. Three month annualized terms revealed a recent sharp rise in the rate of annual net overseas migration according to Macquarie Bank and ABS. ABS’s data has proven to be a leading indicator of less-timely statistics on migration even though permanent and long-term movements are not the best for statistics pertaining to migration. Demographic statistics for the second quarter of the year won’t be out until late December, but the figures and data by ABS and Macquarie Banks suffice as sufficient evidence to show that migrate to Australia is accelerating. Some experts attributed this rise in immigration to the improvement seeing in the Australian economy in the last ten to twelve months.

For everyone that waited for so long without getting ITA and was not able to pursue or get other alternatives, this might just be your time. Immigration to Australia is on the increase, now may the best time to move.

To get your possible Immigration options, approach ImmigrationNews now, and we will also evaluate your profile with our Immigration experts and advise you whether you are qualified to apply or not.

Australia Yet To Become The Global Startup Hub

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Australia is a one of the top countries preferred by immigrant and high tech workers. It has a great quality of life and relaxed immigration policies. So why are the entrepreneurs not more excited about starting up in Australia? The reason – $ 200,000 investment required. To be an entrepreneur in Australia, you need to show an investment of $ 200k worth of money from either a venture capital firm or from government grants.

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The threshold is so high that Australia has received a negligible number of applications in the investor and entrepreneur categories. So much so, that the government website can not collate any data about the processing times for those visas.

The high investment threshold has reverberated in the startup industry over there. It has appealed to the government of Australia to abolish the requirement. Many influencers concur that not only will this move spur the innovation, but it will also allow various accelerators and incubators to attract more talented international entrepreneurs. And that will just be the start. If these startups flourish as businesses, they will create more jobs for the local population, further improving employment rate.

Various investment groups agree that this requirement of $ 200k is otherwise tarnishing the great Australian startup infrastructure and living standards offered. The support for budding entrepreneurs is also present from VC firms, incubators and accelerators. According to them, if this requirement is removed with the appropriate changes in the visa policies, Australia can enter the competition with countries like US, UK and Canada.

At the moment the influx of potential entrepreneurs is greatly skewed towards the west. Asian entrepreneurs on the other hand, are targeting Hong Kong and Singapore as the preferred destination rather than Australia.

These countries are reforming their immigration policies and making them business friendly even now, and a part of their strategy is lowering the initial investment capital from relevant parties. Perhaps Australia may soon follow suit, but it is unclear yet as to when and how.

Hike in Short Term Visas for Australia

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Hike in Short Term Visas for Australia Seen in India and ChinaA great hike was seen in the short term visas issued by Chinese and Indian Immigration Department for Australia. A number of 350,000 immigrants were recorded from China and India travelling to Australia for different reasons like pursuing higher study, tours and travelling, jobs, provisional workers and other types of visas. This brief study was conducted by Immigration Department of Australia.

Several controversies were seen in the limelight with respect to the right of immigrants working in Australia. The Australian Government under Turnbull also made it clear that, those immigrants who are having 457 visas now may not be allowed to apply for different jobs.

According to a report of Australia’s Temporary Entrants and New Zealand Citizens, a fall has been seen in the 457 visa immigrants in Australia. As per the statistics, around 170,590 immigrants were there in Australia through 457 visas till July. This is actually 9.3% less than the figures that were recorded in previous year. Not only this type of visa witnessed a fall but other visa type has also seen the same reduction.

The Working holiday visa to Australia saw a fall by 4.4% as its numbers which is recorded this time is only 137,380. However, a hike was seen in immigrant students heading to Australia who have partial right to work. It was increased by 7% with a figure of 401,420 students.

The database from different countries reveal that the number of students reaching South Korea was 17,770, Nepal was 18,780, Vietnam was 20,650, India was 41,920 and China with 53,000 students.  Maximum number of students moved from China and the least number of students from South Korea.

As per the statistics of Australia, the provisional visas issued were 1.06 million, which is 5.1% higher than the statistics of last year. Apart from it, there was also a 16% hike in the number of visas issued for visitors which makes a total of 262,450 people this year.

CEDA Demands Improved Work Authorization In Australia

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CEDA Demands Improved Work Authorization In AustraliaThe existing work authorization 457 was a failed move and hugely affected the migration policy of the nation along with the self-confidence of the Australian natives. Therfore, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia has recommended that the work authorization in Australia should be improved for overseas immigrants.

The current 457 authorization was not properly systemized and hence many companies misused it to bring in a large number of low skilled workers, which set in the fear that due to this visa policy, the number of jobs for the natives was decreasing.

According to a report prepared, the current system allowed companies to bring in the workers for jobs that were in scarcity, completely neglecting the factual data. There are many cases of abusing of the provisional work visa recorded. The evidence given by the report included an agency called 7-Eleven that paid the immigrant workers a very low pay, even lower than the basic limit and also producing false payrolls.

Stephen Martin, Head of CEDA has mentioned that the country has a very good immigration policy that has hugely supported the financial growth of Australia. The current work system was appreciated by the whole nation in the past but it is truly sad news that the immigration by political factions has spread a wrong word about the benefits of migration. This actually has created a hole in the current work authorization of the country.

To confirm a better growth of Australian economy and also to take complete advantage of financial richness in Asia, it is necessary for the country to increase the yearly intake of immigrants to twice of its current number in the next forty years.

It is recorded that in year 2014-15 around 202,853 permanent visas were accepted. The report also included a recommendation to the government that it must take initiatives to nurture the growth of population inclusive of immigration in terms of service, infrastructure facilities, overcrowding of urban areas and also the unaccepted influence on the environment.

Skill Independent Visa Applications to Australia sees uptick in Volume

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By and large, the number of application invites for immigration to Australia from India increased appreciably during the first two months in 2016. This reduced the waiting time for Skillselect occupation invitations, and also resulted in lesser bare minimum point score for provisional occupation invitations such as business analysts, CA’s, and software professionals.

Australia has an online service called SkillSelect to help manage the skilled migration program. This program helps to streamline migration into Australia, based on its economy and current requirements. Each round has 1,300 invitations per round while the least required score points for provisional occupations have seen an uptick..

The number of invitations that have been sent out, the wait-time and the least points required for the different visa categories like Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Family sponsored 489 with regards to the provisional occupations such as business analysts, chartered accountants, and software professionals are mentioned. When applying for an Australian visa, consider approaching immigration consultants, since they are best placed to help applicants seeking immigration to Australia from India.

The invitations for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa per invitation round has decreased

On the number of invites for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189, the number of invitations dropped to two thousand six hundred per month. In January, the invites issued were approximately Five thousand and around three thousand in February. The bare minimum score required for an invite for Subclass 189 is 60 points while the wait time is close to twenty days.

There was a spike in the invites for accountants in the first two months of 2016; however, the number of invitations dropped to 200 or so per month with the minimum or least score requirement at 70 points and the waiting time is about 1 week. When applying for the visa, check the minimum score as the invitations have been reduced for those seeking immigration to Australia from India.

Invitations for Business and System Analysts were higher for the first two months, and have now reduced to an all-time low, with only twenty two invitations being issued, for this occupation. With this fall in the number of invitations, where the least or minimum score required has increased from sixty to seventy.

The number of invitations for Software and Applications Programmers decreased to 218 invitations which were lower than the ones issued in Jan-Feb of this year, but however matched the mean for the financial year. The number of points required increased to sixty five while the waiting time is less than seven days.

Limited number invitations for family sponsored Subclass 489

There are very limited number of invitations issued for the Skilled Regional Provisional family sponsored Subclass 489, with only 5 invitations being issued per round with a minimum score of 70 and a wait time of under a week. Before applying for this category for the Australian visa, check the required score and then consider consulting a few immigration consultants, while seeking immigration to Australia from India.

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