DIBP today provided comparative information on past GSM programs and the current 2014-15 program at the MIA WA State Conference.
The presentation included the following:
The top five countries of origin for GSM applicants for this program year so far are: India, China, Pakistan, the UK and the Philippines;
The top 5 skilled occupation for this program year so far are: Accountant, Registered Nurse, Software Engineer, Cook and Systems Administrator;
The ‘onhand’ caseload for Pre SkillSelect subclasses has reduced from 98,096 at July 2012, to 26,181 at July 2014, a reduction of 73%;
Since the introduction of SkillSelect in July 2012, the GSM pipeline for those subclasses has reduced by 42,130 applicants or 43%;
342 primary Significant Investor Visas have been granted, resulting in 1.71 billion dollars being invested in the Australian economy.
Source: Migration Institute of Australia
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