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South Australia to reopen Skilled and Business immigration programs from early August

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The month of July has signalled the start of the new financial year 2020-2021 in Australia. It has warranted the Australian States and Territories to update their Nomination programs for Skilled Immigration under Subclass 190 and 491 visas and Business Immigration programs.   

South Australia that shares a border with all mainland States, as well as the Northern Territory, has recently announced the reopening of their Skilled and Business immigration programs from early August. It has also reasoned that the program details will depend on the allocation of state nomination places by the Federal Government for the new financial year 2020-2021. 

South Australia is the southern, central state on the mainland of Australia with its capital city Adelaide attracting a lot of immigrants from around world. The Government of South Australia can nominate interested candidates for either a provisional visa under Skilled Work Regional subclass 491 or permanent visa under Skilled Nominated Permanent subclass 190 to help them start a new life in Australia. Additionally, if anyone had worked in South Australia for over three years on a subclass 491 visa, they may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence visa under subclass 191. 

There are equally greater opportunities and state nominated visa options for individuals looking to establish a business or invest in South Australia. The state-sponsored settlement services also include meeting and greeting on arrival and reasonable accommodation for first 3 months.  

Take this free assessment to know your eligibility and get to know various options that are available for you to migrate to Australia. 

Update on other Australian States and Territories:

The government of Western Australia made significant changes in the preceding month to their occupation list by removing Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422) occupation. Instead, it added Nuclear Medicine Technologist (251213) and Medical Physicist (234914) 

Subclass 491 and Subclass 190 visa programs shall remain closed for Queensland, Victoria and Northern Territory. New South Wales has also closed its subclass 491 visa program but the subclass 190 program appears to be available. 

The Australia Capital Territory was active last month issuing 81 invitations for subclass 190 visas. However, no 491 invitations have been issued since 21 April. The state is expected to conduct the next round of invitation on or before 15 July.

Meanwhile, CanApprove wishes to advise the aspirants to prepare themselves for various requirements to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) including skill assessment and language proficiency test. By doing so, the aspirants will be in a comfortable state to apply once the immigration programs reopen.

Contact CanApprove to discuss and devise your future course of action on Australia Immigration. 

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