Subclass 186 visas granted in 2020/21


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subclass 186 Permanent visa grants.

These are the numbers of subclass 186 visas granted each month between July 2020 and March 2021, with the top two professions receiving a visa each month.

  • 813 in July 2020 (55 for University Lecturer 242111 and 26 for Software Engineer 261313)
  • 616 in August 2020 (26 for Accountant General 221111 and 20 for University Lecturer 242111)
  • 565 in September 2020 (57 for Software Engineer 261313 and 29 for Developer Programmer 261312)
  • 814 in October 2020 (71 for Software Engineer 261313 and 41 for Developer Programmer 261312)
  • 979 in November 2020 (57 for Software Engineer 261313 and 52 for University Lecturer 242111)
  • 886 in December 2020 (47 for University Lecturer 242111 and 44 for Software Engineer 261313)
  • 840 in January 2021 (41 for University Lecturer 242111 and 40 for Software Engineer 261313)
  • 720 in February 2021 (44 for Software Engineer 261313 and 30 for Developer Programmer 261312)
  • 1,028 in March 2021 (47 for Software Engineer 261313 and 36 for Developer Programmer 261312)

Source: Department of Home Affairs FOI request FA 21/04/00872
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2021/fa-210400872-document-released.PDF

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) comes in three streams:

Direct Entry stream (subclass 186).
This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

Labour agreement stream (subclass 186).
This visa lets skilled workers who are nominated by their employer live and work in Australia permanently. The Labour Agreement stream might be for you if you currently work, or will work, for an employer who is party to a labour agreement.

Temporary Residence Transition stream (subclass 186).
This visa lets skilled workers, nominated by their employer and who hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa, live and work in Australia permanently.


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