The October 2021 invitation round for the Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 and Skilled Workers Regional Provisional visa subclass 491 (under Family Sponsored Stream) has seen a total of 400 invitations.
Both Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 received an even 200 invitations in the latest round on 29th October 2021.
The minimum scores received for the 189 were 90 points with an EOI effective date of 6 October 2020 and a minimum of 80 points were required for 491 visa candidates with EOIs effective on 22 July 2021.
Invitations for the 189 visa for candidates in the pro rata occupation group have only been issued to ‘Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers’. Aged Care Nurses, Nurses, Mid-Wife and Veterinarian were the main occupations which received invitations through the Subclass 491 family program.
The next invitation round will be in the third quarter of the financial year between January and March 2021.