The Australian Government has increased the number of permanent migration visas available in 2022-23 from 160,000 to 195,000 places. This increase means more opportunities and choices for migrants to live and work in Australia than ever before.
The new places will be open to current and future permanent visa applicants, and they will cover positions at all stages of processing.
The Government will provide an additional $36.1 million for the processing of visas to supplement an existing workforce of 500 workers over the next nine months.
The Director of VisAustralia explained the key changes in this video:
Video in Spanish language here.
The Australian Migration Program sets out how many permanent visas can be granted each year.
The Government also announced reforms for our permanent residence visa program, which provides pathways for high-value migrant settlers and investors who have contributed positively to Australia’s society, economy, and cultural fabric, from software analysts to chefs, Australia will continue to be an attractive place to work.
A total of 195,000 places are planned:
It is estimated that thousands more nurses and technology workers could settle in Australia this year, according to Government projections. These initiatives will allow Australia to meet any pressing skills shortages, provide incentives for migrants to build a life in Australia, and invest in the futures of both themselves and their families.
Skill Stream visas cover skilled migrants looking for employment or wanting to undertake skilled work experience as well as regional visa holders who live outside major cities but want to move closer to jobs or family in regional areas.
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