Skilled migration visas generally known as PR (Permanent Residence) are one of the best opportunities to live and work in Australia permanently. There is a wide range of visa options for applicants under the Australian General Skilled Migration program, skilled migrant can use their qualifications, work experience and language ability to satisfy Australian immigration requirements for a permanent Australian visa.
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is for people who have skills in occupations that Australia needs. Applicants must be between 18 and 50 years of age and speak good English. They must also have recent skilled work experience and qualifications for an occupation listed on Australia's Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
The different subclass visa options available under the General Skilled Migration program are organized into sponsored and independent categories.
There are 118, 650 Australian work and business visas to be granted in 2011 - 12.