The waiting time for the Expression of Interest (EOI) applications lodged in January 2015 was two weeks. Because of the larger number of EOIs lodged between December 2014 and March 2015, it is expected that their processing will take a little bit longer.
The occupational quota for ICT Business and System Analysts has already been reached, which means that no new invitations will be issued for Skilled Independent and Skilled Regional Sponsored Provisional Visa until the new migration program is announced in July 2015.
The Australian government announced that Accountants and Software and Applications Programmers are also near to reach their occupational ceilings. The different areas Engineers – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers along with Computer Professionals are next on the list to reach the cap. Here is a summary of the occupations and the invitations issued so far:
ICT Business and Systems Analysts
Software and Applications Programmers
Other Engineering Professionals
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
Computer Network Professionals
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
Other Medical Practitioners
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
Chemical and Materials Engineers
Civil Engineering Professionals
Architects and Landscape Architects
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