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STATISTICS FOR GLOBAL TALENT VISAS BY QUALIFICATION AND TARGET SECTOR

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A simplified program called GTI seeks to entice highly qualified individuals to work and settle permanently in Australia. It is intended to lure talented foreign workers to Australia from seven areas with a focus on the future. These industries are:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health Industries
  • Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  • Circular Economy
  • DigiTech
  • Infrastructure and Tourism
  • Financial Services and FinTech
  • Education

The applicant must be worldwide renowned for their exceptional achievements and be able to command a salary of at least AUD158,500 in order to be considered. The candidate must also be well-known in his or her field and have no trouble finding work in Australia.

Statistics GTI
For the GTI program, statistics have been made available by the Department of Home Affairs. Let’s review the most recent data right away.

Most recent figures for GTI
According to a government announcement, the GTI program will have 15,000 spots available for the 2020–2021 academic year. 1,513 applicants who submitted an EOI have thus far (1 July 2020–10 December 2020) been asked to apply for the visa. A breakdown of this figure shows that each month, about 280 visas were issued. The following is the table that the Department of Home Affairs has provided:

Month of InviteEOIs
07/2020280
08/2020290
09/2020287
10/2020245
11/2020299
Total1401

As of December 22, 2020, there were roughly 6,789 EOIs in the backlog even though many of them were still being handled.

The data presented regarding the GTI application showed that between 4 November 2019 and 30 November 2020, 53 applications were rejected, and a total of 142 applications were withdrawn.

Division by target sector
According to data from the Department of Home Affairs, the target industries with the highest visa grants are ICT, Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, and Digital Science. This is probably due to the fact that the target industries for quantum information, advanced digital, data science, and ICT account for the majority of the visa applications submitted during this time. This information pertains to the time frame of 1 July 2020 to 12 July 2021.

The breakdown of the number of visa applications submitted during this time is as follows:


Sector
Total
1Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT534
2MedTech319
3Energy and Mining Technology315
4FinTech172
5Space and Advanced Manufacturing125
6AgTech119
7Cyber Security81

The number of visa grants per sector is as follows:

 SectorTotal
1Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT521
2Energy and Mining Technology355
3MedTech345
4Space and Advanced Manufacturing121
5FinTech115
6AgTech114
7Cyber Security70

Breakdown by target sector and qualification
The principal applicant’s highest qualification differs depending on the various areas. For some industries, the majority of candidates has a PhD in their subject, but for others, the majority of applicants earn a master’s degree.

SectorQualificationTotal
AgTech PhD115
Space and Advanced Manufacturing PhD92
FinTech Masters65
Energy and Mining Technology Masters254
MedTech PhD330
Cyber Security Masters45
Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT Masters276

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