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Australia Has Increased Permanent Migration Cap in A Decade

On this Friday, 2 September, it is announced to have an increase in the intake of permanent migrants from 35,000 to 195,000 for this financial year 2022-23. This revolutionary decision has allowed the record-time entrance of the permanent migrants. Australia has faced a shortage of skilled workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world. This idea is to overcome the staff shortage in different industries and businesses.
The borders of Australia were closed for nearly two years due to COVID- 19 and the migrants of holiday workers and foreign students left the businesses and left the businesses to keep looking for skilled staff for the vacant positions. Earlier the staff was appointed to work for some years, and the process was repeated after the period is over. This new amendment will allow the new cohort to be can work in the Australian work environment for a longer period.

Why This Cap for Permanent Migration Is Increasing?

With the announcement of an increase in permanent migrants for the new financial year, now more skilled migrants will be able to work, live and enjoy their life in Australia. There is a reason for this huge decision Australia is facing a workforce shortage in different industries and businesses. The increase is announced first time in a decade to cover the shortage. Australia’s tough border policies and pandemic become the reason for the lack of workforce shortage. With the change, it is expected the workforce will be increased.
As per the government decision, now skilled workers from countries including India, China, and the UK will become their leading source of migration. More than 480,000 jobs searching for t eh skilled workers to fill their place as Australia have seen unemployment the almost 50 years now and still, employers are struggling harder to fill the space with skilled candidates. Mainly, healthcare, hospitability, agriculture, and skilled trade industries are hit hard by the lack of workers and looking for immediate applicants to fill the space.

How do The Immigration Systems Steps A Head With Decision?

The Australian immigration system is a straightforward and point-based system that every applicant has to follow for immigration and allocation of permanent residency for skilled people overseas. In recent months, the Australian government has made some amendments to the visa rules and process requirements and they will be applicable for further applications.

Sources To Be In Australia

To get long-term immigration to Australia, permanent migrants, refugees, and people on business long stay have to seek a Subclass 457 visa. Every year almost 190,000 places are allocated t these candidates. They are evaluated based on skills and family reunion for their visa approval.

Requirements And Point Table Explained

Australian PR points have designed the points table for the applicants of three main general skilled migration visas that are Subclass 189, subclass 190, and Subclass 491 visas. The applicants seeking any of the visas from thee must have a profile and score at least 65 points on the Skill Select system to prove their eligibility. The more you score, the better chances you will have to get ITS (invitation to apply) for a visa. The state government of Australia and DHA follow the periodic invitation rounds for getting the top-ranking candidates from the pool. The system by the government calculates your points which will be based on the key factors:

  • Age
  • Work Experience
  • English proficiency
  • English language ability
  • Australian work experience
  • Educational Qualification
  • Australian education (if any)
  • Foreign work experience
  • Partner’s qualification
  • Designated language

For calculating the Australian PR points. So, you need to pick the correct option where you will be able to score more to prove your eligibility to get an invitation.

Requirements For the Skilled Migration Visas

  • Skilled Work Regional 491 Visa (Provisional)- This visa requires sponsorship from a relative living in a regional area, state or territory government.
  • Skilled Nominated 190 Visa (Permanent)- This visa gives the nominated skilled workers by the Australian state or territory government, a chance to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. Ensure your occupation is listed under the Subclass 190 occupation list to be eligible for the job.
  • Skilled Independent 189 Visa (Permanent)- This visa is for skilled workers having no sponsorship by the family membership or employer sponsorship by the territory or state government. Ensure your occupation is listed under the Subclass 190 occupation list to be eligible for the job.

Points You Will Receive with Different Requirements

Australian PR point system is based on different factors and the applicant’s age, education, work experience, English proficiency, and other factors become the base of the score you are going to receive. So, to be a skilled visa applicant, you must try to score the highest points for each factor and this will your chances of getting ITA (invitation to apply) will go higher from the Department of Home Affairs, Australia. Explained is the point table pertinent to the visa Subclass 189, 190 ad 491 applicants. You can get the maximum points for each profile factor. You can also seek guidance from the migration agent in Australia who will guide you on the best to score maximum points on the table.


Australian PR Points Table

Based on Age

  • Age group from 18-24 you can score a maximum of 25 points
  • 25-32, you can maximum score 30 points
  • 33-39, you can maximum score 25 points
  • 40-44, you can maximums score 15 points


Based On English Proficiency

  • For competent English IELTS 6/OET C, you will score 0 points
  • Proficient English IELTS 7/ OET B, you will score 10 points
  • Superior English IELTS 8/OET A, you will score 20 points


Based On Work Experience (Overseas)

With the nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation

  • With less than 3 years of experience, you will score 0 points
  • With at least 3 years but less than 5 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 5 points
  • With at least 5 years but less than 8 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 10 points
  • With at least 8 years but up to 10 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 20 points


Based On Work Experience (Australian)

With nomination skilled occupation or a related skilled occupation

  • With at least 1 but less than 3 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 5 points
  • With at least 3 but less than 5 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 10 points
  • With at least 5 but less than 8 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 15 points
  • With at least 8 and up to 10 years (of past 10 years experience), you will score 20 points


Based On Educational Qualification (Overseas)

  • A person with a doctorate from the Australian educational institute or other recognized standard will score 20 points
  • With the bachelor’s degree including the bachelor’s degree with honors or masters from the Australian recognized standards will score 15 points
  • A diploma in Australia or trade qualification from Australia or any qualification or award of the recognized standard will receive 10 points
  • Getting the qualification or award recognized by the assessing authority for the nominated skilled occupation will receive 10 points


Based On Education Qualifications (In Australia)

  • Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by the educational institutes of Australia and those meeting the Australian study requirements will receive 5 points


Factors To Help You Earn Extra Points

  • Candidates with credential community language qualifications will receive 5 points
  • If studied in regional Australia or metropolitan areas will receive 5 points
  • If your de facto partner or spouse is also an applicant for a visa and has competent English then you will receive 5 points
  • A single applicant whose partner is already an Australian citizen or permanent resident will receive 10 points
  • Having a complete professional year in Australia will receive 5 points


Based On Sponsorship or Nomination From State Or Territory

  • If the applicant has been nominated by the Australian state or territory government for Visa Subclass 190, then will receive 5 points
  • If the applicant has received the nomination for the skilled work regional Subclass 491 from the state or territory government agency or for skilled work regional subclass 491 by the family member or minister who accepted the sponsorship, you will receive 5 points.

These are the basic information everyone must have when they wanted to be in Australia.


With the recent announcement by the Australian government, the chances for skilled migrants to live and work in Australia are increasing. You need a skilled migrant agent who will guide you through the complete process to get success. Education Embassy is MARA registered migration agents from Brisbane Australia We handled many applications and process them successfully. For more information and details, you can contact us today!

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