Australia has a past of relying on adolescent talented people to immigrate to Australia. Since the 1940s, post-second world war, when the first wave of migrants from Europe, running from the disasters of the war were immigrated to Australia throughout the ’50s and 60’s when more and more Europeans were invited to immigrate, Australia has always relied on young skilled people to work and live in Australia for economic reasons. In the last two decades, migrants from Asia have arrived in huge numbers with China leading the number of immigrants till the mid- 2000s and more recently, India becoming the number one source country for immigration.
According to a report, “The Economic Impact of Migration” set by the Migration Council of Australia, the economic impact of immigration flows through into each facet of the economy. It has a reflective positive impact not only on population expansion but also on labor partaking and employment, on wages and incomes, on our national skills base and net output. Set out in terms of the three ‘Ps’ – participation, productivity, and populace – migrations are an important factor. The report also finds that the skilled migrants not only bring higher levels of skills but have higher Education levels as compared to citizens born in Australia. The total populace of Australia as per the report is predicted to amplify to 38 Million by 2050 mainly due to the augment of migrants coming to the country.
Australia has one of the lowest birth rates (presently stands at less than one child per family) which is a primary cause for the country looking for skilled migrants to immigrate. There are other key reasons including an aging populace that is becoming a load on the country’s social security system. Young skilled migrants help fill the skill gaps, and employment and create business opportunities. The visas issued under the Skilled Migration program have increased from 120,000 in 2004-2005 to 190,000 in 2014-2015. The program is intended to control not only the number of migrants arriving in the country each year but also the sort of skills that the populace brings to Australia.
Since the turn of the century, the Australian Immigration policies have focused on a shift towards worldwide Students and skilled people on working visas. International students after completing their education in Australia get an opening to improve their skills by seeking service through the post-study work rights thereby filling the skill gaps. Australia Study Visa Consultants in Amritsar get to support skilled overseas workers including worldwide students based on their qualifications and skills. The sponsorships under the Employer sponsorship programs are for provisional and lasting visas. The focus on working visa policies guarantees Australian Employers get to fill skill gaps on a short-term and long-term basis and also ensures the required skills are filled throughout the immigration procedure. The reliance on skilled migrants has never been larger in Australia with the projected migrant intake to reach 250,000 per annum in the next few years.