Western Australia needs more immigrants
Australia, 14th November: Western Australia is in dire need of immigrant workers as the region is experiencing a skills shortage.
According to data revealed by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, around 450,000 miners are needed by the region in the coming ten years period.
Although, the whole of Australia is facing shortage of tradesmen and professionals, but the mining sector of Western Australia (WA) is worst in terms of skills shortage.
Apply now for Australia Subclass 457 work visas—If you want to move to Australia to work as a skilled worker, then it’s the right time to make your application for Australian Subclass 457 work visa. In case of such Australian visas, skilled immigrants can be sponsored by an employer provided they have an offer of job already in hand.
No wonder, Australian immigration department-DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) is expediting Australian 457 work visa applications from today onwards.
Moreover, Australian immigration department has also announced to increase the employer sponsorship period from current three years to six years.
Australia 457 work visa is vital in bridging the skills gap in the nation.
New Australian visa rules will facilitate skilled immigrant workers to stay for a longer duration of time in Australia. And this will have a direct positive effect on large Indian companies working in Australia especially in mining, ports and IT areas, states, president of the Australia India Business Council’s Canberra Chapter, Deepak Raj Gupta. Australian skilled migration visas granted in the year 2010-11 was 113,725 as compared to 107,868 in the year 2009-10.
Australian migration program not fulfilling its purpose—According to Dr. Bob Birrell, a Monash University population expert, the migration program of Australia has failed to fulfill its purpose of providing workers to the regions experiencing high demand.
Changes introduced to Australia skilled migration by the Gillard government were targeted in inviting more immigrant workers into mining regions, but that’s not happening, said Birrell.
As a result, new immigrants were being pushed to places like Sydney and Melbourne but these places had poor employment scenario. Unemployment rate in Western Australia is hovering at around 4.2 percent.
Intake of immigrants in Australia was driven by increased demand form applicants for Australian family visa and humanitarian visas, he added.