Queensland plans to resume its skilled migration program on 1 February 2021 for onshore applicants. Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BMSQ), government agency deals with state nomination for skilled and business visas urge not to submit any EOI until the first of February.
In Queensland state nomination for visa subclass 491 small business owners pathway is open already. BMSQ has started state nominations for small business owners on 18 December 2020. BMSQ is a business program currently processing 188 innovations, 132 significant business history, 188 significant investors,s and 188 entrepreneur streams with priority. BMSQ states it will prioritize businesses based on job creation in the state, support in COVID recovery, and operating in regional locations.
Through small business owner stream, international students and temporary migrants can get state nomination for 491 after acquiring and successfully running a business for at least six months.
The BSMQ skilled program is currently closed and will re-open to onshore applicants on 01 February 2021.
Please do not submit your EOI until 01 February 2021, as it will not be picked up until this date.
The 491-SBO (Small Business Owners) pathway remains open. pic.twitter.com/wHBwn3jTra
— Qld State Migration (@qldmigration) January 25, 2021