Australia Immigration SkillSelect Invitation Round – 21 Apr 2021

Australia Immigration from Qatar April 2021

Australia Immigration SkillSelect Invitation Round Update

Invitation rounds for Australia Immigration under Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored visas used to run once a month. However, now Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored visas, are anticipated to be run quarterly. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

The Government is closely monitoring migration and visa settings to ensure they are consistent with public health measures, are flexible and do not displace job opportunities for Australians, so that Australia can effectively respond to the immediate and subsequent impacts of COVID-19. As such, targeted invitation rounds have occurred since May 2020.

21 April 2021 Result

The Department of Home Affairs issued 660 invitations on 21 April 2021. 500 invitations were issued under Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and 160 invitations were issued under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored.

Visa subclassInvitations SentCut Off Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)50080
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)16065

The invited candidates will have 60 days to submit their application for Australia Immigration.

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 21 April 2021 invitation round

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year:

SubclassOccupation IDDescriptionMinimum points scoreLatest date of effect month
189/4912212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate TreasurersN/AN/A
189/4912334Electronics EngineerN/AN/A
1892335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers8007/2019
4912335Industrial, Mechanical and Production EngineersN/AN/A
1892339Other Engineering Professionals9005/2020
4912339Other Engineering Professionals7009/2020
189/4912611ICT Business and System AnalystsN/AN/A
189/4912613Software and Applications ProgrammersN/AN/A
189/4912631Computer Network ProfessionalsN/AN/A

Invitations issued during 2020-21 program year

Visa subclassSC 189Family SC 491 Total

Note: The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa sub-classes 190 & 491 (State and Regional Nomination) as State and Territory Governments nominate applicants throughout the year as per their own criteria.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

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