The state of New South Wales in Australia – or NSW as it is more commonly referred to as – has updated the list for subclass 190 and 491.
Highly skilled migrants are in demand in NSW and are welcomed under the different visa options available for driving the economic growth in the Australian state.
|What are the NSW nominated visas?|
|NSW welcomes highly skilled immigrants under the following –|
NSW nominates skilled migrants in 2 visa subclasses –
As per the 2020-2021 Financial Year Update by NSW, “By Home Affairs direction, NSW will continue to focus on nominating applicants undertaking work in critical sectors. These applicants are a priority for Government to support economic recovery following the impacts of COVID-19.”
Invitation rounds for the Australian skilled visas occur on an ongoing basis throughout the financial year.
In keeping with the Home Affairs’ direction, “NSW will only invite applicants in selected health, ICT and engineering occupations, and who currently reside in NSW.”
There is a selection-based invitation process that is followed for a candidate to be nominated by the NSW for subclass 190. As of now, for subclass 190, NSW is only inviting EOIs to apply for a nomination from people currently residing in NSW.
NSW selects and invites the candidates that are ranked the highest at the time of the invitation round.
No direct applications are entertained. An individual must be invited to apply before they can submit their application for a NSW nomination.
Three factors are taken into consideration for the purposes of ranking Eligible Expression of Interest [EOI] profiles. The first factor to be considered is the points score. English proficiency comes next, followed by the years of skilled employment that the candidate possesses.
For an Australia immigration candidate to be considered eligible for a NSW 491 nomination, they must meet all the criteria in any one of the following streams –
Note. – Overseas applicants will be eligible under the 3rd category and should have at least five years of skilled employment experience.
|What are the NSW participating regions that come under NSW 491 nomination?|
Earlier there were only 8 regions under the 491 category. The increase in the number of participating NSW regions to 13 regions is really prospective. Applicants may find more possibilities with the increase in the regions.
|2020-21 NSW Subclass 491 Occupation List|
|Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations [ANZSCO] Code||Occupation|
|233513||Production or Plant Engineer|
|233999||Engineering Professionals nec|
|254412||Registered Nurse [Aged Care]|
|254413||Registered Nurse [Child and Family Health]|
|254414||Registered Nurse [Community Health]|
|254415||Registered Nurse [Critical Care and Emergency]|
|254416||Registered Nurse [Developmental Disability]|
|254417||Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)|
|254418||Registered Nurse [Medical]|
|254421||Registered Nurse [Medical Practice]|
|254422||Registered Nurse [Mental Health]|
|254423||Registered Nurse [Perioperative]|
|254424||Registered Nurse [Surgical]|
|254425||Registered Nurse [Paediatric]|
|254499||Registered Nurses nec|
|263111||Computer Network and Systems Engineer|
|312211||Civil Engineering Draftsperson|
|312212||Civil Engineering Technician|
|312999||Building and Engineering Technicians nec|
Generally, the state and territorial government in Australia nominate individuals throughout the year for specific points-tested skilled migration as well as business innovation and investment visas.
Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australian Government
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