Correct as at 26 June 2021
If you are an outstanding and exceptional recently completed PhD student or internationally recognised leader in the field, working on a design for a quantum computer, an alternative to the blockchain, new software that automatically identifies vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure operating systems or on novel targets for next generation pharmaceuticals, you may have prospects for Australian permanent residency under the Global Talent Independent (GTI) pathway.
There are currently 10 Industry Sectors which constitute the future focused industries where the Australian government is seeking to attract those with internationally recognised highly specialised skills. These highly skilled migrants will receive a fast-tracked p-process to permanent residency in Australia. The target sectors currently include:
- Agri-food and Agricultural Technology (AgTech)
- Circular Economy
- Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
- DigiTech (which encompasses both Cyber Security and the previous Quantum Information and Data Science etc category)
- Energy, including Clean Energy and Renewables
- Financial Services and Financial Technology (FinTech)
- Health Industries (including Biomedical)
- Infrastructure & Tourism
- Resources and Critical Minerals
In these same target sectors, the Australian government is targeting highly skilled professionals at the peak of their career, who are the established, internationally recognised key opinion leaders in these fields. So, established academics who are internationally recognised as exceptional and outstanding in their field are encouraged to apply too.
In his press release announcing the GTI Program, the Minister for Immigration explained his aim as wanting to “position Australia at the forefront of major growth trends in the world economy. By enabling [Australian employers] to access the world’s best talent, we will help to grow high growth industries in Australia.”
Visa Lawyers Australia has a sound track record in securing GTI visas for our clients. We have successfully assisted agricultural geneticists, biotechnologists, stroke specialists, neuroscientists, cyber security researchers, quantum physicists, and other leaders in their fields.
If you’d like a free assessment of your prospects under this program, please email us your CV and any details that you believe will assist us in assessing your prospects under this visa, please click here to contact Visa Lawyers Australia