Lowest points in September’s Australian immigration draws fall

Australia lower points drop

DoHA has released the latest information on the number of invitations issued by Australia for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass491) and Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189).

The figures on the number of invites sent to a candidate willing to work in Australia in the last 2 months are as follows:

Visa type August 2020 September 2020 Change
Subclass 491 90 invites 150 invites Up 60
Subclass 189 110 invites 350 invites Up 240


There has also been a drop in the overall lowest points to receive an invitation in September 2020.

Visa type August 2020 September 2020 Change
Subclass 491 75 points 75 points No change
Subclass 189 90 points 65 points Down 25


Many people who received invitations were in targeted sectors. This means these selected immigrants were chosen to live and work in Australia in those occupations that are on PMSOL. With such a selection, the Australian government intends to attract migrants who will help the country in its recovery post-COVID-19.

Australia work permit visa holders who have been sponsored by an employer in Australia for a position in one of the occupations in the PMSOL can even request an exemption from travel restrictions imposed by Australia. These restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, they will have to follow the compulsory quarantine procedure of 14 days upon their arrival.

Many applicants whose occupations weren’t considered essential services, but had high points, did not receive invitations.

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