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Australia 2020-2021 Planning Levels for Migration Program

Posted on: Thu, Oct 08 2020

Australia 2020-2021 Planning Levels for Migration Program

Migration Program is a highly valuable program that helps in the workforce development of Australia. It is an important tool to fill the labor gap that exists in the Labor market of Australia. Skilled Migration is essential for both Australia’s workforce planning and development. For the year 2020-2021, the Australian Government has set its limits on an annual basis. The total places available under the Migration Program have been capped at a ceiling of 160,000.

The entire Migration Program has been segregated into the following streams such as:

  • Skill Stream – 79,600 places available under this stream i.e. almost 50.7% of the Migration program for the year 2020-2021. This stream has a large number of places available.
  • Family Stream – 77,300 places available under this stream for the year 2020-2021. It is basically a stream designed by the Australian Government so that families can be reunited. It includes Partner Visas, Family Visa and many more.
  • Special Eligibility Stream – 100 places available under this stream for the year 2020-2021. It is the stream with the smallest number of places available.
  • Child Visas Stream – No Less than 3,000 places available under this stream for the year 2020-2021.

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Have a look at the table mentioned-below to gain a clear understanding about the 2020-2021 Planning Levels for Migration.

Various Streams

Places Available for the year 2020-2021  

  1. Skill Stream


Employee Sponsored


Skilled Independent




State/Territory Nominated


Business Innovation and Investment Program


Global Talent


Distinguished Talent


Total Places Available under Skill Stream




  1. Family Stream






Other Family


Total Places Available under Family Stream




  1. Special Stream




  1. Child Stream (Estimate)




Total Places under the entire Migration Program (1+2+3+4)




It is clear from the above table, that planning levels for the Australia Migration Program are all set for the financial year 2020-2021. The places are allocated as per the budget levels for the year 2020-2021. The views of the community, a proper forecast of the labor workforce and moreover, comprehensive research were undertaken to set the planning levels for the Migration Program for the year 2020-2021.

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