Australian Immigration Program
Australian Immigration program 2020 and 2021 Updates: Our migration agents in Brisbane have put together the updates for the Australian Immigration program in this blog. Our migration agents have years of experience, and their familiarity with migration rules and regulations is what makes them completely different from others. Our migration agent has prepared themselves for the impact of Global pandemics and is ready to bring you with the detailed information of the Australian Migration program.
Australian borders were closed on 20th March 2020, and this change has impacted the Australian economy to a great extent. The total number of migrants coming to Australia this year has declined. In 2019-2020, there has been a fall of migrants by 30%, and these numbers will decrease further in the 2020-2021 financial year.
No doubt, even the Australian government knows Immigration is going to play an important role in recovering the Australian economy. It is important to create jobs and urge people to invest in Australian businesses to reduce the negative impact caused by COVID-19.
What is expected from Australian Immigration in the future?
The Immigration has been released to the Migration Institute of Australia, the visa ceiling for the year 2020 to 2021 is going to be at the same level; which was set for the year 2019 to 2020 financial year. There are around 1,60,000 places, and this includes:
- 108,682 places for the Skill stream.
- 47,732 places for the Family stream.
- 3,350 places for Child visas.
- 236 places for the Special Eligibility stream.
State Nomination programs
Although the above numbers are announced, the number of visas for the Business/Investment and State and Territory-nominated skilled visas are not allocated yet. It has made it difficult for the territories and states to approve the nomination for the subclasses of given visa types:
- Skilled Temporary Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)
- Skilled State or Territory Nominated Permanent Visa (subclass 190)
- Business Innovation and Investment Visa Subclass 188
To help the Australian economy to recover, each month invitations are allowed. This way the critical sectors of Australia impacted by COVID-19 will be able to recover. Still, you need to wait until the end of October to get back to the normal routine.
Normally, the annual allocation of the subclasses is released in May. But, the pandemics have postponed the Budget, and now we need to wait for October.
What changes will be made in the Australian Migration Program?
According to the reports, within the existing migration program, the program size along with composition is going to be in place. If there are any changes required then only it will be made. Currently, the government’s main focus is to deal with the economic impact and health sector affected by COVID-19.