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Australia Industry Group emphasized on the need of Foreign Skilled Workers

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 06, Mar 2018

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The foremost business group in Australia have cautioned the government about the ongoing skill shortage in the key sectors, i.e. construction, manufacturing and defence. As per Australia Industry Group, there is significant need for hiring skilled professionals for thesein demand occupations. Hence, tightening of immigration rules and procedures is not the thing government should be looking at now.

Australian Industries areFacing Skill Shortage

As per the Chief Executive of Australian Industry Group Innes Willox,the balance of migration should be maintained in the country. It should not be less than the present level, i.e. 190,000 in order to fulfil the existing skill shortage across various industries and also to maintainthe proper population growth. He is also the chairman of the Migration council of Australia.

As per Willox, controlling the migration can affect the long term growth of Australia. It will also send a wrong message to the world, i.e. Australia is not open for business.

Also read - Australia's Mining Sector Likely to face Shortage of Skilled Workers in 2018- Report

Tightening Immigration Rules under scrutiny

In last few months, Australian government has been under scrutiny for tightening the immigration rules and procedures. In last one year, Oz government has taken some key steps to control the immigration in the country. The government justified its decision saying that it will reduce the burden on infrastructure, housing, etc. and enable Australians to obtain more jobs.

However, Willox pointed that young and highly skilled migrants are essential for the enhancement of productivity and community support. As per him, Australian training and education system has not been able to achieve its target of delivering enough trained workers for right occupations of the economy and chances of improvement in this situation are not looking bright. Heemphasizes on the need of bringing the best and brightest in Australia from overseas.

Are you planning to move to Australia?

If you have plans to move to Australia, you need to explore the right pathways for the same. The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is one of the best pathways to get Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia. The General Skilled Migration (GSM)has two key PR visas, i.e.

  • Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa
  • Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

You need state nomination first to apply for the later one, however, for the former visa category, you dont need any nomination or sponsorship from Australia. GSM has the point based online immigration system. You need to first submit EOI (Expression of Interest) on online SkillSelect system and subsequently, score minimum 60 points based on age, education, work experience, English language proficiency, etc. parameters. Higher the score better are your chances of receiving ITA (Invitation to apply) for Australian PR visa from Australian Immigration authorities.

Need Assistance to apply PR in Australia?

If you need assistance to apply Australia PR in 2018, you may get in touch with certified Australia migration expert at Visas Avenue immigration. You may call the immigration expert on Visas Avenue Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-

Disclaimer – Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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