Last 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.
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