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2, 09,000 Immigrants In Australia By 2014-15

31 Aug 2012


Immigration News

Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship forecasts the immigrant population to reach 209,000 by 2014 – 2015. The count was 198,000 till June 2012.

The department expects around 90,200 of permanent arrivals. These migrants can be broadly divided into three categories.

 

  • 45,900 skilled professionals
  • 36,400 family members of Australian permanent residents and citizens
  • 7,900 applicants for permanent settlement under the Humanitarian Program

Report also highlights about temporary visas and tourists. There would be around 220,900 temporary migrants of which 89,200 will be overseas students. Number of labours permitted for temporary residency under a 457 visa will be around 37,200 by June 2016. DIAC expects 56,000 migrants with Working Holiday Visas and 38,500 tourists in this period.

The number of successful applicants under skilled permanent migration category is mostly from UK and India. 6,800 permanent residency visas were granted in the year 2009-2010 to Indian citizens. DIAC expects that along with British applicants, there will be an increase in skilled migrant workers from India.

To qualify for skilled migrant visa, you must check your occupation in the shortlisted occupation list published by DIAC. There are 192 professions in total on the “Skilled Occupations List”. Some of them are:

  • Doctors (surgeons, dentists, dermatologists, etc.)
  • Therapists (physiotherapist, occupational therapists, etc.)
  • Nurses
  • Lawyers
  • Accountant
  • Engineers
  • Tradesmen

To check your eligibility for the Australian Skilled Worker Visa, fill a simple and FREE Evaluation Form. Call us on 1800 103 1555 or sms “VISA” to 56263 for more information. 


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