The first Skill Select round of 2020 saw the Department of Home Affairs issue 1300 skilled visa invites which the experts say, is a positive trend for visa hopefuls.
Migration experts expect the department will continue issuing at least 1000 skilled visa invites every month for the rest of the program year.
Apparently the total target for this year is 16,652 places, out of which about 4000 will go to NZ citizens. That leaves about 12,652 seats.
In January 2020, 1000 invites were given for 189 and 300 for 491 family-sponsored streams.
646 applicants received invitations at 90 points score for Skilled-Independent (189) visa. 285 applicants had 95 points and almost 70 invitations were sent to those applicants with more than 100 points.
If the number of invites remains steady, there is a chance that the points may go down by five points or so especially with non-pro-rata occupations.
Accountants, Engineers and IT professionals fall under Pro-Rata occupations. The cut off for most of the IT professional was at 90 points.
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Source: SBS News