Record migration to Australia for the fifth year running


Migration to Australia 2014 – 2015

The Australian government has announced that the migration programs for 2017 will remain for the fifth year in a row at its highest level – 190,000 permanent residency places.

Migration numbers according to categories will be

  • 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and
  • 57,400 places for family migration.

The remaining places will include

  • 565 under the Special Eligibility stream and
  • 3,485 for Child category migrants.

This break down of the available permanent residency places remains exactly the same as the 2015-16 program year that is now nearing conclusion.

The official media release from the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection with these 2016-17 Migration Program figures can be found here


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Category: Australia in statistics, Graduate visa (subclass 485), immigrationtoaustralia, Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), Skilled—Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476), studyinaustralia

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