Sunday, January 16, 2011

Skilled migrants to be attracted to South Australia

Federal Government of Australia and the government of South Australia reached an agreement on immigration to meet South Australia needs skilled immigrants.

With huge investment of more than 80 billion U.S. dollars for major projects and good prospects of outperforming the national economy over the next decade and to the south Australian government is afraid that their local workforce can not meet the demand for skilled workers.

According to Immigration Minister Chris Bowen, the Australian Government is committed to attract qualified immigrants who could make a positive contribution to Australia's workforce to support the economy. Plans for state of migration are part of this commitment.

"The implementation of plans for state of migration will provide flexibility for state and territory governments to nominate skilled migrants in a wider range of occupations than are available at the time of skilled occupations list (SOL)," said Mr. Bowen.

Overseas residents who have the skills in occupations included in the SOL can apply for permanent residence through a visa for Australia, point-based immigration system. Funding from state / territory government is required for some of these visas.

The list of occupations available to government sponsorship under the South Australian State Qualifying program Migration for 2010-11 contains 258 occupations, ranging from such transactions mechanics, welders, locksmiths and professions such as doctors and engineers.

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