Australia | Permanent Immigration Increases

The Australian government will increase permanent immigration by 35,000 to 195,000 in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2023. The increase is intended to address Australia’s skill and labor shortages.

Of the 195,000 permanent visas, 142,400 have been allocated to skilled workers, 52,500 to families, and 100 for the ‘special eligibility’ stream.

To tackle skill shortages and promote additional permanent residency streams, regional migration places will increase from 9,000 to 34,000, and state and territory-sponsored visas will increase from 11,000 to 31,000.

Lastly, at the Jobs and Skills Summit, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced a 1.1 billion Australian dollar program to grant 180,000 free enrollments in vocational and training schools to address the skills shortage.

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