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Australia to increase annual target for permanent residents by 35000

Australia to increase annual target for permanent residents by 35000

Australia has decided to increase the annual target for permanent residents by 35000. So, the target for the current financial year would be 195000. This is expected to provide a great relief to the businesses in Australia, which are struggling to qualified workers to fill the vacant positions.

Australia had closed its borders for immigrants following the COVID-19 outbreak. As the holiday workers and foreign students also left the country, why the businesses had been struggling owing to the dearth of workers. It was in December last year, Australia started to gradually reopen the borders for foreign workers and people restarted plans to migrate to Australia.
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Efforts to admit more immigrants to Australia

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil, speaking at a government jobs summit, said this year, Australia would welcome thousands of nurses and engineers. Currently, Australia’s unemployment rate is the lowest in 50 years at 3.4 per cent.

Businesses in Australia have been urging the government to raise the cap on annual immigration from 160000 and make temporary changes to fill the labor shortage. Australia is now vying with other immigrant destinations to attract skilled workers to migrate to Australia. The country has decided to set up a panel for rebuilding its immigration program in the national interest. Further, the country is also planning to spend 36.2 million Australian dollars for increasing its staff capacity by 500 people for the next nine months, for speeding up the immigration processing.

Why migrate to Australia?

Australia attracts immigrants from across the world with high standards of living, better career opportunities, multicultural environment, vibrant city life and beautiful landscapes. The citizens and permanent residents in the country enjoy a number of benefits, which make the country the best place to settle with family.  These include free healthcare and free education for children. Besides, Australia has a stable economy and a favorable climate.

How to migrate to Australia?

Australia has a point-based selection system for immigrants, which assesses candidates on the basis of various human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency etc. The candidate must have work experience in one of the occupations featured on Australia’s Skilled Occupation List or Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List.

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