The NSW State Government has advised the MIA of the following:
NSW opened the Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) program to significant demand on 14 July 2014. The full intake of 1000 applications for the first application quarter was quickly generated and applications for the first intake are now closed.
NSW is currently reviewing the applications received and will make an announcement regarding further opening in due course.
NSW is a highly attractive and competitive destination for skilled migrants. NSW introduced restricted intakes in 2014 in order to ensure the Skilled – Nominated program is balanced across the range of occupational groups of benefit to the NSW economy.
We are reminding prospective applicants that State nomination is one of a range of visa options that prospective migrants can consider and that they may wish to consider other visa options, regions for other options.
Migration Institute of Australia