Immigration Minister Alan Trudge announced the 2019-20 Migration Program Outcome in a media release today (16 September 2020).
From this, we can see how COVID 19 has affected the migration and processing of visas.
The key figures are:
- The permanent migration intake was 140,366 in 2019-20.
- Seventy per cent of the visas were granted through the skilled stream (95,843 in total)
- There were 23,372 regional visas delivered, from the 25,000 places allocated. This compares to 18,308 regional visas granted in 2018-19 – an increase of 27 per cent.
- There were 41,961 visas granted in the Family program, including 37,118 Partner visas.
- Two-thirds of permanent visas were granted to individuals already in Australia who transitioned from a temporary visa to permanent residency.
The size and composition of the 2020-21 Migration and Humanitarian programs will be considered in light of the developing COVID-19 situation and announced as part of the Budget process in October.
The following information has been provided:
|2019-20 MIGRATION PROGRAM|
|Stream and Category||Outcome|
|Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional||8,372|
|Skilled Work Regional||15,000|
|Business Innovation and Investment||4,420|
|Total Migration Program 2019-20||140,366|
If you have any migration related questions feel free to contact:
Registered Migration Agent Graham Copson (MARN 1575606)
on 08 8155 6062 or by email [email protected]
“Your Migration Partner”