Understand the various differences between these visas.
The General Skilled Migration – commonly referred to as GSM – visa for Australia is a permanent residence (PR) permit. The Migration Program’s Skilled Stream is intended to recruit migrants who contribute significantly to the Australian economy and fill positions where no Australian workers are available. Skilled migrants have very high participation rates, which helps to boost economic growth and create more jobs.
The Skilled stream also contributes to regional development by offering skills and labor that aren’t readily available locally, as well as stimulating investment and increasing regional expenditure.