Queensland has opened its state nominated skilled migration program on 5 September 2023 and will begin inviting selected applicants from the end of September and hold invitation rounds at the end of each month to ensure equal distribution of workload throughout the program year.
Queensland has received a reduced allocation from the Department of Home Affairs the year 2023-24 (1550 skilled nominations and no BIIP allocation), Migration Queensland will begin inviting selected applicants from the end of September 2023, and hold invitation rounds at the end of each month for the rest of financial year 2023 – 24. The number of invitations to be issued each month will be capped to ensure a steady rate of invitation throughout the program year. Due to this highly competitive scenario, Migration Queensland recommends exploring alternative migration options.
To apply for Queensland nomination, the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria of the Department of Home Affairs as well as Migration Queensland and must submit a brand new EOI in SkillSelect. Migration Queensland will only consider EOI’s lodged on or after 5 September 2023 – updated EOI’s will not be considered.
The detailed criteria for all pathways for the 2023 – 24 program has been updated on Migration Queensland website including:
- The Queensland Offshore Skilled Occupation List (QSOL)
- Skilled workers onshore
- Skilled workers offshore
- Graduates of a Queensland university
- 491 Small Business Owners (SBO) pathway
To know more about Migration Queensland, click here.