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This article was originally published on August 12, 2022, and was updated on September 15, 2022, to reflect new information.

September 15, 2022 Update: The government of Australia updated the 2022-2023 Migration Program. According to the update, the government will increase the number of immigration slots opened to migrants from 2022 to 2023 from 160,000 places to 195,000 places.

The government also shared that it would increase the number of immigration officers to 500 and direct AUD 36.1 million in funds toward other measures to reduce the backlog.

Original Post From August 12, 2022:

Key Points

  • Australia introduced a program plan that aims to attract migrants and boost the Australian economy


The government of Australia introduced the 2022-2023 Migration Program. Through the program, the following numbers of migrants will be permitted entrance into the country:

  • Skilled: 109,900 spots to open. According to the announcement, this stream will improve the economy’s productive capacity and fill skill shortages in the labor market throughout the country
  • Family: 50,000 spots to open. This stream will predominantly be made up of Partner visas. This stream is intended to reunite overseas foreign national family members with their Australian family members while providing a pathway to citizenship
  • Special Eligibility: 100 spots to open. This stream will cover visas for foreign nationals in exceptional circumstances, including permanent residents returning to Australia after a period overseas

For additional information on the breakdown of visa types allocated to each stream, check here.

What are the Changes?

The government of Australia introduced a new immigration program for 2022 and 2023. According to the government, the program has been created to boost Australia’s economic recovery in the post-pandemic environment.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Australia’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs

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