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2017 – 2018 Skilled Migration Intake Announced

Today, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced his annual budget to Parliament which included a couple of items of interest to people looking to emigrate to Australia.

An annual foreign worker levy of $1,200 to $1,800 per annum will be applied to employers of temporary foreign workers, whereas employers of permanent skilled workers will be levied a one-off $3,000 to $5,000 fee.

The measures are expected to raise $1.2 billion over the forward estimates, with the money raised to be put into training initiatives for local workers.

2017 - 2019 Australian Migration Intake

Importantly, there will be no cut in the skilled migrant intake from the current level of 130,000 people per year, this number is important as it will ultimately form the basis for the skilled occupations ceilings which we expect to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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