Opportunities to Migrate to Australia in 2022

APRIL 21, 2022 10:24:18 AM

On its path to post pandemic economic recovery Australian government strives to augment migration to stimulate its economy. As per the ACCI (The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) temporary and permanent skilled migration programs are the critical components that will actuate planning and development of workforce in Australia. And of the multiple means, skilled migration is the most critical one that has repleted the skill gaps. As per The 2021 Intergenerational Report (IGR) by the treasury department of government of Australia, there is a distinct relation between skilled migration and economic development. Australia plans to invite 109,000 immigrants in the year 2022, which is 30,000 places higher than that of 2021.

The 2022-23 Migration Program will have a planning level of 160,000 places with the following composition:

  • Skill (109,900 places) – this stream is designed to improve the productive capacity of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional Australia.
  • Family (50,000 places) – this stream is predominantly made up of Partner visas, enabling Australians to reunite with family members from overseas and provide them with pathways to citizenship.
  • Special Eligibility (100 places) – this stream covers visas for those in special circumstances, including permanent residents returning to Australia after a period overseas.

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs can redistribute places between Skill stream visa categories on an ongoing basis to respond to changing economic conditions as they occur.

Migration Program planning levels as announced as part of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 Federal Budgets

Visa Stream Visa Category 2021-22 2022-23
Skill Employer Sponsored 22,000 30,000
Skilled Independent 6,500 16,652
Regional 11,200 25,000
State/Territory Nominated 11,200 20,000
Business Innovation & Investment 13,500 9,500
Global Talent (Independent) 15,000 8,448
Distinguished Talent 200 300
Skill Total 79,600 109,900
Family Partner (Demand driven: estimate, not subject to a ceiling) 72,300 40,500
Parent 4,500 6,000
Child (Demand driven estimate, not subject to a ceiling) 3,000 3,000
Other Family 500 500
Family Total 77,300 50,000
Special Eligibility 100 100
Total Migration Program 160,00​0 160,000

State and Territory nominated visa categories – ​2021-22* nomination allocations ​​Under the 2021-22 Migration Program settings, nomination allocations are made available to States and Territories in the following visa categories:

  • Skilled – Nominated (sub​class 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)

State and Territory nominated visa allocations​

State Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
Australian Capital Territory 600 1,400 30
New South Whales 4,000 3,640 2,200
Victoria 3,500 750 1,750
Queensland 1,180 950 1,400
Northern Territory 500 700 75
Western Australia 2,100 1,090 360
Southern Australia 2,600 3,330 1,000
Tasmania 1,100 2,200 45
Total 15,580 14,060 6,860

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