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Migration Program Planning year 2021-2022

Migration Program planning and the total places available for the year 2021-2022    

The Australian Government has designed the migration program so that migrants can make a significant contribution to Australia's economy and get the benefit to settle in one of the best countries on this planet. Migration under the family stream is design so that family members of Australian residents and citizens can reunite with their family and live with their loved ones.  
Places are also available for Employer-sponsored visas and are processed with high priority to ensure that the businesses operate smoothly to meet the local community demand. 

How does the Australian Government allocate the places?

Australian Government set the cap for the migration places each year after broad consultation with State and Territory governments, business, community groups and the feedback provided by industry professionals. The Government also take the current affair factors into consideration, such as the Covid pandemic, circumstances around the world and the unemployment rate in Australia etc.  

Allocation of places for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022

The question that comes to everyone's mind is that how the migration program is designed and why it is so complicated?  It is just because the Government wants to invite a limited number of migrants. They allocate the quota for each category. The allocated places for the fiscal year 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are as follows: 

Skill Stream  

2020-2021

2021-2022

State territory Nominated 

11,200

11,200

Employer-sponsored 

22,000

22,000

Skilled Independent 

6,500

6,500

Global Talent 

15,000

15,000

BIIP – Business Visa’s

13,500

13,500

Distinguished Talent 

200

200

Regional 

11,200

11,200

  •  

Family Stream 

2020-2021

2021-2022

Partner 

72,300

72,300

Parent

4,500

4,500

Other Family 

500

500

Special Eligibility 

100

100

Child (Estimation only, Child visas are not subject to any ceiling 

3,000

3,000

 

Allocation of places for States and Territories for 2020-2021

Skilled – Nominated – Subclass 190  Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) - Subclass 491 Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) 

The Government has the following nomination levels for each state for the fiscal year 2020-2021: 

 

ACT

NSW

VIC

QLD

NT

WA

SA

TAS

Total

Subclass – 190

802

3550

2500

1000

500

1100

2000

1000

12452

Subclass – 491

598

2800

1043

1250

500

340

2000

1750

10281

(BIIP)

30

2200

1750

1400

75

360

1000

45

6860

 

Since Australian borders were shut for almost the whole year and the government priorities were changed, not all the allocated places were filled up.  The Government was more focused on filling up the places for critical occupations such as nurses and doctors etc. 

 

Allocated places for the fiscal year 2021-2022 

After the announcement for the 2021-2022 Federal Budget, the department has announced that they have decided to allocate the same number of places for the fiscal year 2021-2022, which is good news for the qualifying onshore applicants. Most of the states and territories are only inviting onshore applicants to this state. 

To check your eligibility for the visa, you can contact us to book an appointment with our Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1281745)

Address: Suite 10, Level 7, 2 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC Australia

Call: +61 (3) 7014 6424

E-Mail: info@aecglobal.com.au