Australian Skilled Migration
The Skilled Migration Stream is for people who have skills or abilities that will contribute to the Australian economy.
Skilled migration is the largest of the migration streams and currently accounts for a large percentage of the overall migration program. There are four main types of skilled migration:
1.General Skilled Migration
3.Business Skills Migration
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Currently, the Australian government is giving priority to the following groups of applicants:
•Skilled visa applicants sponsored by employers;
•Skilled visa applicants nominated by state and territory governments; and
•Skilled visa applicants in occupations that are on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
However, independent (non-sponsored) skilled migrants are still the largest part of the skilled stream.