Indian skilled workers, here is a good news for you. Australia has made an announcement which is no less than a time to celebrate. The news is that the number of visas granted to the Skilled Migrants in Australia has shot up to a whopping 63% when compared to workers from other streams. Technicians and trade workers together accounted for 22%, 9% went to the managers, and the remaining to migrants from other streams. Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration minister, gave a brief walk through on the Australian immigration. An overall 190,000 visas were issued in the fiscal year 2013-14, of which 128,000 were given to the skilled occupational migrants. Mr. Morrison described it as “a major boost to the Australian Economy”. A further breakdown of total skilled migrant statistics are:
The numbers are likely to improve this fiscal year 2014-15. The Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Border Protection – has already announced the Migration to Australia 2014-15 Programme. Take a look:
Besides the above, the icing on the cake is the latest news published in the Economic Times, wherein Scott Morrison said that Australia is open for closer ties with India for mutual benefit. This is to understand the opportunities, challenges and risks faced in both the regions.
The growing migration trends, improving relations between the two countries, and the increasing demand for Indian skilled professionals all coming at the same time, is a proof of good times ahead. Source: Expat Briefing For more news and updates on immigration and visas, just visit Y-Axis News.