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Published on May 14th, 2013 | by john.weir

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Australia migration numbers set to stay at record levels

The latest figures from the Australian government show that inward migration will remain at current levels.

Australia’s permanent migration program is to remain steady at 190,000 places – equalling the record set last financial year of Australia’s highest annual migrant intake in history. Of these 190,000 permanent visas to be made available, 128,550 will be for skilled migrants (general skilled migration, permanent employer sponsorship and business skills visas), 60,885 for family migration and 565 for special eligibility visas. It is important to note that temporary visas available to Australia such as the subclass 457 employer sponsored visa are uncapped and in addition to these permanent visa places allocated.

The Australian Minister of Immigration’s media release with these figures can be found at: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/bo/2013/bo203159.htm

John Adams, of migration specialists Immigration2oz.com comments “What this announcement clearly demonstrates is that Australia very much remains open to new migrants and with its economic growth set at 2.75% next financial year (continuing its consistent growth that saw Australia escape the global recession), excellent job opportunities and a better quality of life are available to those wishing to make the move to Australia”.

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