A recently released FOI request looked at the Global talent processing rate for Expression of Interests for the Global Talent Visa. The response covered a period between October 1 – October 21, 2020. It sheds light on the number of Expression of Interests from various sectors on-hand with the Government and the number of EOIs processed.
Un-allocated EOIs by Sector
There are 5900+ EOIs waiting on the Department. Given the 15,000 quota limit for 2020-21 Programme, if 30% of these EOIs get a positive response from the department (based on previous numbers), there’s still some around a large quote left in the programme for 2020-21. So if you’re looking to apply, encourage you to do so as soon as possible. ICT, Energy and Medtech are still leading the pack by sector.
Outcomes by Sector for 1 Oct 2020 to 21 Oct 2020
There were 167 successful and 177 unsuccessful outcomes for the EOIs submitted to this program. This is a rate of 17 EOIs processed daily. At this rate, the Dept will take about 300 days to go through the entire backlog specified in the post above. Adding a steady stream of new EOIs to this list, it’s incomprehensible how the program will still stay as a “Fast-Tracked” process. Either the department needs to add more people to items team to process these or have an automated process for filtering out EOIs.