Global Talent Visa Program quota tripled for 2020-2021

After a successful launch in late 2019, the Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is being expanded from 5,000 to whopping 15,000 places. It will continue to target the best minds from around the world in key sectors including advanced ICT and other technology.

Focusing on the new innovative businesses and to provide significant employment opportunities for Australians, Australian government is paving the economic recovery path post COVID with flagship program of Global Talent Visa Program.

The pilot program was launched in November 2019, with a sole intention to attract the best tech talent from around the world to Australia’s shores to maintain global competitiveness. Earlier government had planned to attract 5000 people as pilot program, with the offer of fast-tracked permanent residency in the program’s first year.

The program targets the brightest and best global talent to work in seven future-focused sectors and has been designed to help grow Australia’s innovation and tech economies. This program is aimed at creating opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.

In 2020-21, the planned ceiling for the Migration Program strongly focuses on attracting the best and brightest migrants from around the world, with a tripling of the Global Talent Independent program allocation.

Target Sectors

The seven GTI program target sectors have been selected to foster growth in future-focused industries and include:

  • AgTech (Agriculture Technology)
  • FinTech (Financial Technology)
  • MedTech (Medical Technology)
  • Cyber Security
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT
GTI Visa

Global Talent Visa Program is a Australian immigration program for individuals with a exceptional track record as ‘recognised leaders’ or show promise as being ‘emerging leaders’ in the field of Agriculture Technology, Financial Technology, MedTech Medical Technology, Cyber Security, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, Energy and Mining Technology, Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT. The visas can be applied under one of the Distinguished Talent visas (Subclass 124 or 858).

What does The Global Talent visa offer?

The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Global Talent Visa?

With no age requirement to begin with, it requires functional English score, and nomination from an Australian person or organisation with a national reputation in the same field as the applicant, attesting the applicant’s skills. Candidates must meet a high standard and show an exceptional track record of professional achievement. This may include senior roles, patents, professional awards and international publications and memberships.

Places are also available to students who can demonstrate their exceptional talent and international recognition.

What is the process?

There are two stages to obtaining a Global Talent Visa:

  • Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Nomination and visa application

The seven GTI program target sectors have been selected to foster growth in future-focused industries and include:

  • AgTech (Agriculture Technology)
  • FinTech (Financial Technology)
  • MedTech (Medical Technology)
  • Cyber Security
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

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Author: Ranjan S Rana
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