Migrant intake set to rise in Australia

April 30, 2012


Aimed to ease the mining sector’s skills shortage and boost the Budget bottom line, Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan is set to allow more people to migrate to Australia. The annual intake of permanent migrants is set to be raised by around 5,000 with the majority of these being skilled migrants. This rise will keep in line with the increase last year which saw the cap lifted to 185,000 despite concerns from the Prime Minister about increasing immigration numbers.

Labour shortages in mining and construction sector has also seen a push by the Treasury to increase this number even further to 230,000. Businesses in WA and Queensland have been crying out for skilled workers to help in both the mining and construction sectors and increased migration would help to cap the current growth of wages.

If you have the skills needed to work in the mining or construction industry then you could make Australia your new home.

To find out more about the types of visa which might be available to you, contact The Emigration Group today on 01244 321 414 (North) or 0207 118 2526 (South).

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