Australia’s global tech talent visa attracts 4109 migrants in first year

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+  Migration figures released by the Department of Home Affairs on Wednesday reveals 4109 people were granted visas under the ‘Global Talent Independent’ program in seven months.

The program, which launched in November 2019, intends to attract the best tech talent from around the world to Australia’s shores to maintain global competitiveness.

 

+  It is aimed at tech talent likely to earn more than $153,600 each year working in one of seven “future-focused fields”, including cyber security, fintech and quantum computing.

+  At least 1000 of the places (500 onshore and 500 offshore) could be recent PhD graduates in the seven fields or Masters or Honours graduates after the program was revised.

+  The government is also looking at using the program to “attract high value global business and exceptional talent” in the wake of the pandemic through a new whole-of-government Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce.

Source:  itnews.  Justin Hendry,  Australia’s global tech talent visa attracts 4109 migrants in first year…

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