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Australia Immigration Program Planning Levels 2018-19 | Australia Immigration New Rules

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Australia Immigration Program Planning Levels 2018-19 | Australia Immigration New Rules

Australian Immigration department design migration programs to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program planning is set annually for different visa categories mentioning the total places available. This year, the ceiling is capped at 190,000 for 2018-19, unchanged from 2017-18. The total program breakdown is as follows:

  • Skill- this stream includes skilled workers who are willing to live and work in Australia to improve the productive capacity of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional Australia. The places offered for the year are 128,550
  • Family- the family stream includes partner, parent and child migration enabling family members to reunite with overseas members. The places offered are 57,400 in 2018-19 including 3,485 child places.
  • Special Eligibility- this stream covers visa for the special circumstances that do not fit into any other streams. This can include permanent residents returning to the country after a period away and is a smallest stream with 565 places in 2018-19

Read more- Current Invitation Round Results - Australia issued 305 invitations to Skilled Workers

The migration program’s size and composition is set each year through Australian government’s budget process. It is informed following broad public consultations with stakeholders, including business and community groups from all states and territories. Apart from them, Community views, economic and labour force forecasts, international research, net overseas migration and economic and fiscal modeling are all taken into account when planning the program.

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