17 May Global Talent Visa Australia – everything you need to know!
Posted at 11:26h in FeaturedIn February 2021 the Distinguished Talent Visa changed its name to Global Talent Visa. The Australian government is investing AUD$550 million in the next 4 years to attract highly talented individuals who have achieved international recognition in their careers, to live and work permanently in Australia. A Global Talent Attraction Taskforce was also created to attract professionals in high-value services and future-focused targeted sectors and to help grow a stronger economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.
How the Global Talent Visa works:There are 2 streams under this visa:
The Distinguished Talent StreamFor internationally recognised athletes, artists and academics/researchers, which is pretty much what it used to be and still has around 200 places per year only.
The Global Talent StreamThis stream was introduced in November 2019, but since the pandemic hit Australia, has pretty much been the darling of the migration program, so much so that the government tripled the places available for this financial year from 5,000 in 2019-2020 to 15,000 in 2020-2021. The Global Talent Stream is for highly skilled professionals and PhD Graduates with international distinction in one of the ten future-focused fields targeted by the government:
- Agri-food and Agriculture Technology;
- Health Industries;
- Advanced Manufacturing and Space;
- Circular Economy;
- Digitech (Quantum Information, Advanced IT, Data Science);
- Infrastructure and Entertainment;
- Financial and Education Technology