Australia to attract Skilled Workers in its Regional Areas

The Australian Government is planning new schemes and visa programs to attract International Skilled workers in the Regional areas of Australia. The year 2019 has been more into filling and creating job opportunities in Regional areas. The aim behind aiming regional areas is to meet the shortage of labor gap in the market and also, to lessen the pressure on the major cities like Melbourne and Sydney.

As per the data and records published by the Federal Government of Australia, only 1 out of 5 immigrants who came to the country between 2006 and 2011 preferred to settle in the regional areas of Australia. And, the outcome is that the nation is looking for migrants to meet the shortage in regional areas.

Over 67% population of Australia lives in the big cities and the ratio of immigrants living there is high as compared to non-immigrants. To attract migrants in the regional areas, the Government is focusing on two vital points – attraction and maintenance. Therefore, two new Australian visa categories have been introduced and will come into effect from November 2019 – Skilled Regional Provisional visa and Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa.

Below-given points are the major factors to attract migrants in the regional areas:

a)      Employment

b)      Child education

c)       Standard of living

d)      Friendly environment

A survey was done on a total of 915 immigrants who are settled in Regional areas and it came out that about 2/3rd people like their job and 2 out of 3 people have been welcomed by the local community. And, facilities like schools, medical services, and entertainment activities have attracted immigrants.

Check out the regional areas for Refugees:

The Australian Government has decided locations for refugees to settle in the country which are given below:

  1. Toowoomba in Queensland
  2. Logan in Queensland
  3. Wagga Wagga in NSW
  4. Wollongong in NSW
  5. Coffs Harbour in NSW
  6. Shepperton in Victoria

A survey was conducted on 111 refugees and the majority of them considered Australia safe. They admit that locals are friendly and there are immense opportunities for their children in Australia.  It was also revealed that before migrating to Australia, most of the Refugees had experience of running a business. With the programs like ‘Ignite Small Business Startups’ help refugees to start and build their business in Australia.

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