ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Nov 2019
The Australian Government has launched a new immigration programme to attract highly skilled individuals to work and live permanently in the country.
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Australian Government. Department of Home Affairs. Visas for innovation. Global Talent Independent program (GTI). Retrieved on 28/11/2019. Available at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/visas-for-innovation/global-talent-independent-program
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Media Releases. "Global Talent program open for business" of 4 November 2019. Available at: https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/karenandrews/media-releases/global-talent-program-open-business
On 4 November 2019, the Department of Home Affairs of Australia has launched the Global Talent Independent program (GTI), a new visa scheme that seeks to attract highly skilled and talented individuals. The objective is to create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, creating job opportunities and promoting innovation.
Only applicants likely to earn more than AUD 149,000 (approx. USD 102,000) per year in Australia from certain strategic sectors may apply.
The seven key industries that have been identified by the government are agri-tech, fin-tech, med-tech, cybersecurity, energy and mining, space and advanced manufacturing, and quantum information or advanced digital or data science and ICT.
To achieve this goal, the government has created a web of Global Talent Officers around the globe to promote the program in key industry events and expos.
Applications to this visa scheme will be managed by a special contact in the Home Affairs Department that will assist with the application process and will grant priority processing to them.