Australian Federal Budget 2022-2023 Migration program numbers
Australia Migration Update – The Government will reinstate Migration Program planning levels to 160,000 in 2022-23.
Net Overseas Migration is expected to increase from -89,000 in 2020-21 to 41,000 in 2021-22, then 180,000 in 2022-23, before increasing to 213,000 people in 2024-25.
Australia Migration Skilled Stream
Skilled stream visas will account for 70% of the program with a total of 109,900 places.
This represents an increase of approximately 30,000 places over the 2021-22 program, with 20,000 of these places resulting from the overall increase in the program and 10,000 redistributed from the partner program.
The Government contends that this redistribution recognises the sharp fall in the number of on-hand Partner visa applications and will further support the economic recovery by increasing the places available for skilled visa holders.
Australia Migration Skilled Stream Planning levels
Visa stream 2022-23
Employer sponsored 30,000
Skilled Independent 16,652
State and Territory Nominated 20,000
Regional visas 25,000
Business and Innovation and Investment 9,500
Global Talent 8,488
Distinguished Talent 300
Australia Migration Family Stream
Family visas will be allocated the remaining 30% of places within the program, with as previously observed 10,000 places redistributed from the partner visa category to the skilled stream.
Parent visas have received a small increase in allocation.
Australia Migration Family Stream Planning Levels
Visa stream 2022-23
Other family 500
Family Total 47,000
Special Eligibility 100
Child (estimate, not subject to ceiling) 3,000
Australia Migration Work and Holiday Visa Program
WHM places will increase by 11,000 (30%) in 2022-23.
WHM visa holders who arrive in Australia between 19 January 2022 and 19 April 2022 will be eligible for a refunded VAC.
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