The Australian government has announced a stronger focus on skilled migration to regional areas in Australia with a review of the skilled migration occupation list.
The list will be released in March 2020 and will be revamped with an eye on encouraging skilled migration to the regional areas.
Latest changes to the migration infrastructure have seen more places allotted to regional areas in Australia, and the new list will focus on the most in-demand skills in these areas to accelerate growth and development.
With employers in Australia looking for skilled workers, regional stakeholders and employers will provide direct inputs to this review.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Mr David Coleman, said that the upcoming critical skills appraisal programme will allow employers in regional Australia to fill vacancies.
Moreover, skilled individuals migrating to Australia will get plentiful opportunities to ply their trades on Australian shores, given that there are 60,000 job vacancies in regional Australia. This will ensure the regional development of Australia.
The review will be conducted by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, after consultation with industry, employers, and unions.
It will ensure a strong response to genuine needs of skilled migrants across regional Australia, according to Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
The new list will be introduced in March 2020, and further encourage skilled migration to regional areas in Australia.
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