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Australia increases PR visa spaces for skilled workers

Australia Immigration

Australia announced the ceiling for the permanent migration program as part of the Federal Budget, which was delivered on March 29, 2022. As per the announcement, 160000 permanent residence visa spaces will be available under the 2022-2023 Migration Program of Australia. When planning the Migration Program, Australia takes into account various factors such as net overseas migration, international research, fiscal and economic modelling, as well as economic and labour force forecasts. The Migration Program for the current year is specifically aimed to boost the economic recovery of Australia in the post-pandemic era. According to Australia’s Minister for Immigration, Alex Hawke the Australian government is addressing critical skill shortages, driving innovation and attracting investment as part of the 2022-23 Budget. Out of the 160000 permanent residence spaces, a majority—109900 spaces— will be allotted for skilled worker candidates.
Australian ImmigrationAnother 50000 spaces are allotted for family members from overseas and a major portion of these will be issued as Australian partner visas. No ceiling has been set on the number of Partner visas to be issued this year. It is estimated that 40500 Partner visas will be issued this year. The Australia PR visa spaces for skilled workers may also be redistributed on an ongoing basis, keeping up with the changing economic conditions. The Program year 2022-2023 is from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Australia’s 2022-2023 Migration Program planning levels

Stream

Category

Allocation 

Skill 

Employer sponsored 

30,000

 

Regional 

25,000

 

State/Territory Nominated

20,000

 

Skilled Independent 

16,652

 

Business Innovation & Investment 

9,500

 

Global Talent (Independent)

8,448

 

Distinguished Talent

300

Skill visas: Total 

109,900

Family 

Partner 

 

[estimate only, not subject to a ceiling]

40,500

 

Parent 

6,000

 

Child 

 

[estimate only, not subject to a ceiling]

3,000

 

Other family 

500

Family visas: Total 

50,000

Special eligibility 

100

TOTAL MIGRATION PROGRAM 

160,000

Australia regional immigration

The Department of Home Affairs of Australia is holding consultations with the state and territory governments to come up with policy settings and planning levels for the program year. Under the Migration Program planning levels, nomination allocations are set aside for state and territory nominated visa categories such as Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491). During the 2021-2022 Program Year, a total of 15580 visa spaces were available for subclass 190 visas and 14060 spaces under subclass 491 visa.

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