Skilled Migrant Visas. A skilled migrant visa allows skilled people to work and live in Australia. It is a points-based system and is the most popular visa application pathway for skilled workers. Skill Select allows you to apply for a permanent Australian visa, such as a Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189.
The Skilled stream of the Migration Program is designed to attract migrants who make a significant contribution to the Australian economy, and fill positions where no Australian workers are available. Skilled migrants have very high participation rates in the workforce, helping to stimulate economic growth, which results in more jobs.
The Skilled stream also plays an important role in regional development through providing skills and labour which can’t be sourced locally, as well as encouraging investment and promoting local spending in regional areas.¬