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