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Skillselect Invitation Round 2022 for Points Score Cutoff

The Australian government has issued thousands of invitations, mostly for 189 visa and 491 visa – family-sponsored streams.

Australia Issued Thousands of Invitations for Overseas Skilled Workers

The Skillselect invitation round 2022 shows the Australian government has issued thousands of invitations, mostly for 189 visas and 491 visa – family-sponsored streams. The invitations were a response from the Australian government to the labor shortage that the country currently faces. The Skillselect invitation round also shows 65 points as the minimum score for most occupations.

ONEderland Consulting will review the invitation round for 2022 and 2021 so you can see your chance to migrate to Australia.

189 Visa and 491 Visa Invitation Round in October 2022

As of 06 October 2022, the 189 visa invitation round shows 11,714 invitations were issued, and the 491 visa invitation round show 818 invitations were issued:

Visa Subclass Number of invitations
Skilled independent visa (subclass 189) 11,714
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) – family-sponsored 818
Total 12,532

While the minimum points for the Skillselect invitation round in October 2022 are as follows:

Visa Subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
Skilled independent visa (subclass 189) 11,714 October 2022
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) – family-sponsored 818 October 2022

 

 

Let’s Compare It! Point Cut Off 2022 Invitation Round vs 2021 Invitation Round

After comparing the Skillselect invitation round in 2022 and the Skillselect invitation round in 2021, ONEderland Consulting found below exciting facts:

  • A larger number of invitations were issued within the Skillselect Invitation round 2022;
  • Lower minimum points score within Skillselect Invitation round 2022.

As seen above, the Skillselect invitation round 2022 in October 2022 issued 12,532 invitations, while the Skillselect invitation round in October 2021 only issued 400 invitations. The number in 2022 is 30 times larger than the 2021 invitation round.

Visa Subclass Number of invitations in 2021 Number of invitations in 2022
Skilled independent visa (subclass 189) 200 11,714
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) – family-sponsored 200 818
Total 400 12,532

The minimum points between Skillselect invitation round 2022 and Skillselect invitation round 2021 are significantly different:

Visa Subclass Minimum points score 2021 Minimum points score 2022
Skilled independent visa (subclass 189) 90 65
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) – family-sponsored 80 65

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What does it mean to you?

The comparison shows that the Australian government is providing a broader chance for overseas skilled workers. It is part of the Australian government’s movement to address the country’s current labor shortage.

So, if you want to work in Australia, now is the best time to start the process! It is a rare opportunity to be invited to work in Australia with only 65 points.