Migration program focusing on regional Australia
The population pressure in the major cities has put focus on the Migration Program in regional areas.
160,323 visas were granted in 2018-19 under the ‘Australia-wide’ Permanent Migration Program and also delivered 8987 places under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme which was up from 6,221 places in 2017-18 – a 44 per cent increase. Going forward, it is further planned this will increase again as the new focus is on regional migration.
The migration program also continues to focus on growing the Australian economy and filling skills gaps, with 109,713 visas granted under the Skill stream of the 2018-19 program – about 70 per cent of the program as “Skilled migrants have high employment participation rates, low unemployment rates and good annual earnings.
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