Australia Visa Quota For Skilled Migrants Increased

An unprecedented 16,000 skilled migration visas have been allocated for regional Australia for next year.

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan announced, as part of the new budget, a 60 percent increase in skilled migrant intakes under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

Under the Scheme employers can sponsor a skilled migrant on the condition that they live and work in the area for at least two years.

The budget is also expected to streamline the administration of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, allowing local authorities to tailor the scheme to suit their different labour needs. This year, about 10,000 migrants entered Australia on the scheme out of a skilled migrant intake of 113,850.

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme intake will be increased by 6000, with the administrative shake-up expected to make the program more responsive to the needs of communities in mining areas of Western Australia and Queensland.

3 Replies to “Australia Visa Quota For Skilled Migrants Increased”

  1. Hello Sir/Madam.My name is Sedat Unver 1974,im from Turkey originally but im living in Ireland last seven years and i am an Irish citizen.I would like to move into Australia from Ireland with my family for work,for living in Australia as permanently.I am fully qualified petrol/diesel motor mechanic with 18 years experience,high technical school diploma.My spouse/partner 1976 is from Lithuania her wor experience is general hotel accommodations my son is borned in Ireland 2010,hes an Irish citizen.matter of fact we need your help to move in to Australia as finding sponsors/employers,visa travel road map etc.We remain very grateful to you if you help us about it.Thank you very much,
    with regards.

  2. Hi,
    I’m 40 and my wife will be 40 in December. She has a degree in french and spanish. I have a diploma in civil engineering and a full member MIEI AND MIS. I believe i can transfer the MIEI to the Australian institution. I also have family in Sydney and they are full citizens.What is the process to get a visa? how long does it take?

    Kind Regards

  3. hi

    i was just wondering about migrating to australia .i’m 31 yrs old .

    thank you

    nigel comerford

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