Pathways to apply Permanent Residency of Australia
Permanent Migration can be done by following pathways:
- Skill stream – which is designed to fill the skill shortages in the labor market and improve the productive capacity of the economy.
- Family stream – which is mainly made up of Partner visas that enables Australians to reunite with family members from overseas and provide them with pathways to citizenship.
- Special Eligibility stream – which covers visas for those in special circumstances that do not fit into other streams.
Below is the table of the 2018 – 19 Migration Program Planning levels which is set annually with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 190, 000 that is the same from 2017-18. Skill stream represents most places offered which has 128, 550 places in 2018-19 and family stream which has 57, 400 places offered in 2018-19 while the special Eligibility is the smallest stream which has 565 places in 2018-19.
|Stream and Category|
|State & Territory & Regional Sponsored||28,850||28,850|
|Business Innovation & Investment Program||7,260||7,260|
|Skill % of Program||68.9%*||68.9%*|
|Family % of Program||30.8%*||30.8%*|
The above table shows that Skilled Migration continues to remain Australia’s priority that represents 68.9% of the total migration intake.