Australian state in the southern central part, South Australia nominated the highest number of candidates almost 2000 for skill migration in the last two months. A figure released by the Department of Home Affairs confirms South Australia has nominated 1989 candidates in two months July and August 2019. The state has nominated those candidates in four different skilled visa streams which would let them remain in Australia forever at the end.
Among them, 190 were nominated for skilled nominated visa subclass 190 and 1662 candidates got state nomination for skilled regional provisional visa subclass 489. South Australia also nominated 67 candidates for business innovation and investment provisional visa subclass 188 and 70 for business talent permanent visa subclass 132. Skilled visa subclass 190 and 132 are permanent residency visas, subclass 489 and subclass 188 comes with some provision, once the candidate fulfills those they would get a permanent residency visa.
Nominations by State and Territory Governments – 2019-20 program year
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)||243||263||85||34||190||107||152||56||1,130|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||0||649||101||50||1,662||703||19||13||3,197|
|Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)||<5||169||6||142||67||<5||274||26||689|
|Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)||0||6||0||36||70||<5||6||11||132|
Source: Department of Home Affairs Australia figures.
Australia has changed its permanent migration program since 2017 and many international students experiencing it hard to get a permanent residency pathway. Many international students graduated from major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne are now moving into regional areas. But, the regional migration plan unveiled Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) $53,900 which would make it harder than expected. There are a lot of speculations in the market and many agents making money out of it. But, one needs to wait till November to see the clear picture, what sorts of changes and the regional migration government is planning to implement.