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Global Talent Visa Program (GTI) – target sectors expanded and new sectors introduced

by | Mar 23, 2021 | Migration

The Global Talent Visa Program (GTI), is a streamlined permanent residence visa for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. The Department of Home Affairs is aiming to fill 15,000 spots for the 2020 – 20201, yet only 1,600 spot have been filled as of January 2021.

To meet this target, the Department has expanded the scope of the target sectors and added three new sectors to the program. The prospective candidate would need to be highly skilled in the following new sectors.

Please see table below on the new sectors and how the sectors have now been expanded:

Prior sectorsNew Sectors
AgriTechAgri-food and AgTech
FinTechFinancial Services and FinTech
MedTechHealth Industries
Cyber SecurityResources
Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, data Science and ICTDigiTech
Space and Advanced ManufacturingDefence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
Energy and Mining technologyEnergy
 Circular Economy
 Infrastructure and Tourism

The successful candidates will need to:

  • Demonstrate that their outstanding achievements recognised internationally and maintain prominence in their sectors
  • Demonstrate that they are likely to earn at least Australia’s High Income Threshold which is currently AUD153,600, and
  • Should be nominated by an organisation or individual in before submitting their Expression of Interest, verifying the candidate’s exceptional talent and international reputation in their sector.

Applicants for the GTI visa program can benefit from the priority processing of applications, lowers associated costs compared to the ENS visa program and no formal employer nomination or obligations.

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