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Immigration update: Australian states open skilled visa nomination programs for 2021-2022

Australian jurisdictions receive quotas from the federal government each year, based on which the states and territories nominate skilled and business migrants for the Skilled Nom­inated visa Subclass 190 and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491.


  • Australian states and territories open their skilled visa nomination programs for 2021-22
  • NSW nomination for Subclass 491 is now by invitation only
  • Victoria introduces major changes to its state nominated program

Here’s how July 1 visa changes will impact skilled migrants, international students and permanent residents

Just like last year, the program in the current financial year will continue to respond to the challenges posed by the ongoing health crisis, with an emphasis on migrants who will make productive investments in Australia, create jobs, provide critical health and medical skills, and support economic productivity.

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