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1 July will see a number of changes to the General Skilled Migration program - for instance:

  1. The maximum age for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa will be reduced from 49 to 44
  2. A new permanent residence pathway for NZ citizens will be introduced
  3. The skilled occupations lists are likely to be reviewed
  4. Occupational ceilings will be released
  5. State Migration Plans will reopen

I have a concern... Will the new rule for "NZ Citizen Pathway" would affect applicants from other nationalities??

It says "The Australian government estimates that 60-70,000 New Zealanders may be eligible for the new stream. This may mean that fewer places are available for applicants in the points tested stream. This, in turn, may affect the occupational ceilings for skilled migration, and result in higher points being required for an invitation through SkillSelect."

More details can be found at https://www.acacia-au.com/general-skilled-migration-changes-1-July-2017.php
 

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This is just leaks from one migration agent , not official
Let see what will happen


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1 July will see a number of changes to the General Skilled Migration program - for instance:

  1. The maximum age for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa will be reduced from 49 to 44
  2. A new permanent residence pathway for NZ citizens will be introduced
  3. The skilled occupations lists are likely to be reviewed
  4. Occupational ceilings will be released
  5. State Migration Plans will reopen

I have a concern... Will the new rule for "NZ Citizen Pathway" would affect applicants from other nationalities??

It says "The Australian government estimates that 60-70,000 New Zealanders may be eligible for the new stream. This may mean that fewer places are available for applicants in the points tested stream. This, in turn, may affect the occupational ceilings for skilled migration, and result in higher points being required for an invitation through SkillSelect."

More details can be found at https://www.acacia-au.com/general-skilled-migration-changes-1-July-2017.php

This makes a sense as they have kept total immigration target number same around 190k. Still reducing 190 Visa. And on July onward could further curtail many other occupations.
Lets hope they do not remove occupations.
 

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