Labour shortage leads to a relaxation of the Australian points system for skilled migrants

June 27, 2012

A booming economy and labour shortage has led to a relaxation of the Australian government’s skilled migration system – allowing even more potential migrants to realise their dream of moving down under.

On July 1 a new points-based system will be introduced, with priority for migrants sponsored by employers or State or Territory Governments.

The new system will require each potential migrant to provide an Expression of Interest which will allow them to be points graded against the system. This will then allow the government to select applicants with the skills needed in Australia.

Paul Arthur, director of The Emigration Group believes that the new system gives the Australian government the flexibility to cater for a growing job base and that this reflects that Australia is embarking on one of the biggest recruitment drives that the country has seen in over 30 years.

"Currently, the authorities have reduced the points passmark to attract more skilled migrants" he said.

If you are serious about making an application to emigrate to Australia then Mr Arthur advises that using a registered migration agent is highly recommended as it will help to prevent wasted time and failed applications.

With twenty years of knowledge and experience The Emigration Group can help you with your visa application, saving you both time and money. To find out more about what we can do for you, contact the team today on 01244 321414 (North) or 0207 118 2526 (South).

The original source of the article: the telegraph.

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