The Future of Australian Immigration – Good News For Migrants
According to the predictions of a professor at the University of Melbourne, the migration levels in Australia could climb as high as 200,000 in the next two to three years.
Restoration of Australian Immigration
Australian immigration is quickly returning to pre-pandemic levels. It is no secret that the pandemic had severe effects on Australian immigration, as the number of people migrating to Australia between 2020 and 2021 dropped by 850000. Statistics show that Australia was robbed of nearly 473000 potential migrants due to COVID-19. Regardless, the Australian borders were reopened for immigrants in late 2021, which led to an inflow of 150000 new migrants between 2021 and 2022. These figures are expected to rise to 235000 between 2022 and 2023, hence, confirming that Australian immigration will go back to pre-pandemic levels.
There were noticeable increments in immigration levels last year because many international students came to Australia. In October 2022, Australia welcomed additional 122000 international students compared to the statistics of December 2021. It seems that international student visa grants reached an all-time high between January and September 2022.
Australian Immigration For Skilled Workers
Australia is currently going through a severe shortage of skills, and immigration seems to be a highly favorable solution. Therefore, people interested in migrating to Australia permanently have a lot of opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
Individuals interested in migrating to Australia have a lot of visa options. Skilled workers who want to acquire a permanent visa first need to select an occupation from SOL, short for the Skilled Occupation List. They can also choose an occupation from CSOL, which is the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List. After choosing an occupation, the next step is to select a visa category to apply for.
What’s important to note here is that Australia follows a point-based immigration system, which means visa applicants need to score sufficient points in order to meet the eligibility criteria. Various factors, including an applicant’s age, work experience, education, and English language proficiency, are considered while awarding points. An applicant must have a minimum score of 60 to qualify. Needless to say, those with higher scores have a better chance of securing a permanent residence visa.
Permanent resident visa holders are allowed to live in Australia, seek employment, and bring members of their family to the country.
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