And as a result, they are wasting no time to immigrate to Australian rural and regional areas as soon as they can.
Indians thronging to Australia—Indians have already become the top source of migrants to Australia. This was recently revealed by Australian immigration minister Chris Bowens.
As per current official figures released by Australian immigration department-DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship), immigrants from India are stated to be 29,018 out of the total immigrant figures of 185,000. And this is a significant increase in the number of Indian immigrants in Australia.
New figures take India ahead of the UK and China.
Special incentives for Indian migrants?—Yes, it’s true that Australian government is offering special incentives to Indian immigrants to help them come and work in Australia. These offers include provision of state nominated Australian permanent visas.
Number of such Australian visas granted to Indians has gone up from 3,418 to 4,386 in the year 2011-12(from the figures of 2010-11). Nearly 36 percent of such Australian visas were granted to Indians to help solve the looming scarcity of skills in rural and regional Australian areas.
The year 2011-12 saw grant of 2,365 Australian visas under RSMS (Regional sponsored migration scheme.). This is up from the earlier figures of 1,849 for the year 2010-11.
The best part of such Australian immigration scheme is that Indians received priority processing of their Australian visas without having to wait for around six to eight months period.
Australia new rules attract skilled, young migrants to rural regions—Thanks to the new easier Australian visa norms, regional areas of Australia are becoming the hot destination of many Indians. This includes skilled immigrants as well as Indians wanting to study in Australia.
More and more Indians who are young and possess English speaking skills will now be invited to regions like Queensland.
And an equally high number of Indians wanting to study in Australia can be seen coming to Australian colleges located in its regional areas. Increase in the number of Indian students in regional areas of Australia is due to higher points for making applications for Australian immigration.
The onus for all this must go to recent fast-tracking of Australian permanent residency schemes.