High demand for skilled workers in Australia

According to recent communications from the state government of New South Wales, the Premier has been advised to push for an ‘explosive surge’ of around 2 million migrants into Australia over the next five years. Although New South Wales, home to Sydney and other major population centres, is set to initiate this new push for immigration, led by Premier Dominic Perrottet, several bureaucrats in the State Government are insisting that the discussion should extend across the country, to other Australian State Governments and territories, including the federal authorities in Canberra. 

Perrottet announced a need for Australia’s borders to be opened up as soon as possible, as his State and others are experiencing a serious labour and skills shortage, considering the amount of work that needs to be done to help the country recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does this mean for South Africans?

For South Africans who have long been looking for a way into the country, this shift in Australian immigration policy will open up more opportunities to make the move. While the country’s immigration criteria are unlikely to be relaxed to any considerable extent, there will be a greater number of openings and opportunities, particularly for people who already fit the requirements in terms of skills and other factors. At the moment, the proposed move is simply a discussion topic and no official changes in policy have yet been made, but would-be emigrants are advised to keep a close eye on the situation. Those who are currently in the process of applying for entry to Australia are advised to keep at it, while those who have not yet taken any steps should see this as the perfect time to start the immigration process.

Tri-Nations Migrations specialises in assisting South Africans with specialist immigration advice services to help those who are looking to live in Australia or New Zealand. Our systems and procedures assist you in collating the necessary supporting documentation to enable us to lodge a successful residence application in the shortest possible timeframe. If you would like to see if your skills are required in Australia, or if you have been thinking about emigrating for a while, then Tri-Nations Migrations is here to help. For any information on what is required to emigrate to Australia, visit our website or contact us today.

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