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Latest Update on Australia General Skilled Migration (GSM) - No Need to Panic

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 13, Jul 2020

Latest Update on Australia General Skilled Migration (GSM) - No Need to Panic The new program year of Australia has begun from 1st July 2020 and hence, all Australia immigration aspirants are eagerly waiting for the General Skilled Migration update from the Department of Home Affairs, Australia. The people are wondering whether Australia has stopped the GSM (General Skilled Migration Program).

However, as per the experts, there is nothing to panic as far as the status of the Australia Skilled migration program is concerned. Australia needs skilled workers for its key industries and occupations and hence, the temporary status at now should not bother the applicants.

Here are the key updates about the GSM that you may like to know.

The current GSM situation is Usual

Australia's program year starts on 1st July every year. Moreover, as per the normal skilled immigration process, at this point of the year, i.e. July month, the occupation ceilings (immigration quota for high demand occupations) of the various states come to end.

Hence, in the July month or sometime even later the states open their state nomination programs with new occupation ceilings. Hence, it is the same situation right now, as the states have put their immigration programs on hold temporarily due to the end of the program year and expired occupation ceiling. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the start of the new programs have delayed a bit.

Also read- How to Immigrate to Australia- Program, process and requirements

Delay in Federal Budget affected the allocations of immigration quotas

The allocation of visa places or immigration quota depends largely on the announcement of the federal budget of Australia. However, because of Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison has announced that the federal budget will be presented on 6th October 2020. Usually, the government presents the budget in March/April.

As far as accepting applications for GSM visas, i.e. Subclass 190, subclass 491, etc. is concerned; it may start even before the budget announcement as well. However, a lot will depend on 23rd July 2020.

On this date, Josh Frydenberg- the Treasurer of Australia would present the economic and financial outlook of the country in the federal parliament. As per the experts, he may reveal the future course of action, as far as the start of Australia's General Skilled Migration Program is concerned.

Visit the Immigration News Section on Visas Avenue website regularly and follow us on different social media platforms, i.e. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, etc. to know the latest update regarding the same.

Get your file ready for immigration to Australia

While you await the official update from the Department of Home Affairs, Australia, all you can do is to get your immigration file ready to apply for the relevant GSM visa, once the application intake begins again.

Exploring the right visa option, getting IELTS online coaching, calculating your points, and getting the required documents handy are few of the things you can do to prepare your immigration file.

To get complete assistance and prepare your Immigration file for Australia General Skilled Migration visa, you may contact Visas Avenue, an immigration expert.

You may call the expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or fill the free assessment form to get a call from an expert.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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