Australia issues call for overseas migrants

Australia issues call for overseas migrants

The Australia government has announced it is looking to recruit more than 190,000 migrants in the next 12 months.

Paul Arthur, director, London-based migration specialists the Emigration Group said: “Australia’s economy is booming and they need the skilled workers from the UK and Europe to emigrate, to fill thousands of job vacancies.

“The decision to maintain such a high level of visa places is great news for Brits who are looking to pursue a successful career down under.”

He added: “Australia is regarded as one of the best countries in the world for quality of life.

“The country offers a combination of affordable housing, stunning scenery, fantastic weather and a much better work / life balance. 

“This is a strong pull for Brits looking for a change of lifestyle.”

This year, the largest allocation of visas is once again going to the skilled migrant stream for which around 128,550 places have been reserved.

In addition, a total of 60,885 places have been allocated to the family migration stream which includes 700 new spaces that have been shifted from the skilled stream.

This shift has been warranted to facilitate of the amount of skilled migrant workers entering the country who wish to bring their partners, children and other family members with them.

Australia’s minister for immigration and citizenship Brendan O’Connor said: “Skilled migration continues to make up more than two-thirds of the program because of its obvious benefits to our economy and society.”