Skills set the pace

Overseas Property | 20 Oct 2021

More than 9,500 people settled in Australia through their global talent visa program in the 2020-2021 year, says the country's latest Migration Program report.

This program is one of many that Australia uses to attract talent and help the country rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic. The report details that out of 160,052 places, 79,620 were allocated to the skill stream - designed to improve the productive capacity of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labor market.

One of the visa categories within the skill stream is the global talent program which had 9,584 places, comprising 12 percent of the stream.

As for the sector with the most applications, Digitech emerged victorious with 34 percent of the visas. Digitech encompasses roles such as cloud computing, machine learning, cybersecurity and quantum computing. Health industries was second, making up 23 percent of the applications.

Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, said: "We will continue to give priority to skilled visas that drive economic growth, job creation and investment in Australia."

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