The 2020 – 2021 Migration Program is aimed at driving economic growth and support for job creation during Australia’s post recovery phase. The size and composition of the Migration program is set each year through the Australian Government sets the size of the Migration Program each year in line with the Federal Budget process. Before finalising their planning levels, the government consults with all key stakeholders in detail via public consultations with state and territory governments, business, and community groups and the wider public. Economic conditions in Australia, future skill needs, the population objectives of states and territories, community views, labour force forecasts, international research, net overseas migration, and economic and fiscal modelling are taken into consideration when planning the program.
The program is set annually, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2020-21.
Breakdown of the program includes:
|Employer Sponsored Visas||22,000||30,000|
|Business Innovation & Investment program||13,500||6,862|
Nominations will be made available to States and Territories in line with these considerations, in the following categories: