There is good news for students looking for jobs in Australia. The Australian government has announced that it is extending its Permanent Immigration Quota for two years after graduation. It is increasing its permanent immigration intake from 35,000 to 195,000 in the current financial year.
Australia has talked about increasing the Permanent Immigration Visa at a time when Australia is struggling with a shortage of skills and labour. Interior Minister Claire O’Neill said Australia would set up a panel to rebuild its immigration program in the national interest.
Why did Australia increase the immigration quota?
- O’Neill said Australian nurses have been working double and triple shifts for the past two years, with flights being canceled due to a lack of ground staff.
- “Our focus is always on Australian jobs first, and that’s why the summit has focused so much on the participation of women and other marginalized groups,” O’Neill said.
- O’Neill said that many of the “best and brightest minds” were choosing to emigrate to Canada, Germany and the UK rather than Australia. He described Australia’s immigration program as “aggressively complex” with more than 70 unique visa programs.
- Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced on Thursday the first day of the Jobs and Skills Summit to close 180,000 free places in vocational education schools next year at a cost of 1.1 billion Australian dollars ($748,000) to reduce the country’s skills shortage. will be done.
- Australia imposed some of the strictest international travel restrictions of a democratic country for 20 months into the pandemic and gradually reopened to skilled workers from December last year.
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