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More Vacancies for Skill and Family visa stream applicants




The Department of Home Affairs has created a new program to increase Australia’s economic recovery and drive social cohesion after the downwards effects on the economy as a result of Covid-19. The 2022-23 Migration Program plan is to create a large number of vacancies across Skilled and Family stream visas. The number of vacancies for skilled visa streams is currently estimated at 109,000 places available with the target to improve the production capacity of the economy and satisfy skill shortages in all areas across Australia metro and regional.


There are now also an estimated 50,000 places available for family visa applicants, with the purpose of reuniting family members from overseas, creating citizenship opportunities and more partner visa opportunities. The Department hopes that with these new available vacancies they can speed up processing times of applications in order to return Australia’s economy to its original state and reunite families after the negative impacts of Covid-19.


There are also 100 places available for those in special circumstances, including permanent residents returning to Australia after a period overseas.


Below find the estimated vacancies for the skilled stream for a particular visa category


Visa category

Vacancies in 2021-22

Vacancies in 2022-23

Employee 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 and Investment

13,500

9,500

Global Talent (independent)

15,000

8,448

Distinguished Talent

200

300

Below find the estimated vacancies for the Family stream for a particular visa category

Visa Category


Visa Category

Vacancies in 2021-22

Vacancies in 2022-23

Partner

72,300

40,500

Parent

4,500

6,000

Child

3,000

3,000

Other Family

500

500

The Migration Program 2022-23 also has made available nomination allocations in the visa categories listed below.


ACT

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) Visa

800

7,160

600

3,000

2,700

2,000

9,000

5,350

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visa

1,920

4,870

840

1,200

3,180

1,350

2,400

2,790

Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)

10

260

15

235

70

10

170

40




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