The Australian immigration authorities have finally and formally broken the mysterious silence about the GTIP program. The GTIP (Global Talent Independent Program) was inaugurated in June 2019 and was meant for highly skilled and highly paid professionals who were at the top of their fields globally. These “genius” individuals were to be sourced from different parts of the world and were to be offered express or fast-track permanent residency.
Prior to this sudden news break, the details like the eligibility and the mode of induction were a bit unclear. However, now we know that
- There are up to 5000 such PR visa grants
- The candidate will be headhunted by specialist recruiters Ministry of Home Affairs Australia being one of them.
- The candidate must be earning AUD 149,000 per annum and must have global recognitions and provable credentials for his/her expertise in the field.
The GTIP program is limited to 7 specific future-oriented fields. These fields are:
- Space and Advanced Manufacturing
- Energy and Mining Technology
- Cyber Security
The Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Mr. David Coleman said “We want to position Australia at the forefront of major growth trends in the world economy. By enabling local businesses to access the world’s best talent, we will help to grow high growth industries in Australia”.
He further added “While the program is focused on bringing in external talent, Home Affairs expects the scheme will also, by extension, create “opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation and creating job opportunities”.
The core purpose of the GITP program is to bring Australia at par with scientific and technical innovation that’s happening in the developed world. The 7 shortlisted fields mentioned above are the technological hotspots of innovations with engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs coming out with better solutions to complicated problems.
Please note that this story is still developing, and we will post details as they become available via reliable news sources and the ministry of immigration and citizenship. Please expect omissions, subtractions and additions as we move forward with this news.
Source: BMS Australia