The most recent statistics for the Australian Immigration has been announced by Chris Bowen, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. He stated that the program is still providing to the requirements for a vigorous economy. As said by the Minister, the approach taken by the Government is to assist the overseas migrants provide to the requirements of the critical skills which the country is in short of. These comprise function areas for example IT, engineering, health care and nursing and financial services. The figures were brought out in a description on Migration Program 2009-10.
The report anticipated over 60% of the total pool of skilled workers composed of applicants in particular categories. These also comprise workers who have been sponsored by Australian companies or by the governments of the state/territory. There has been a climb by 12 percent when compared to the preceding year.
If looked at the result for 2009-10 migration programs, it was 168,623 places which is presently 0.05 percent below what was intended. The skill stream result was 107,868 places which provide to 64 percent of the whole Australian program for immigration.
The planning level for the skilled program was reduced in the budget for 2009-10. It was reduced to 108,100 which were done in retort to the financial slowdown. Though, despite recession, there was a steady rise in the figure of employer sponsored visas. This numeral catered to 38 percent of the whole skill stream for 2009-10. The similar in 2008-09 was 33 percent and for 2007-08, it was merely 22 percent.
It was seen in the migration program that amongst all the visa categories for permanent skilled visas, the mainly preferred occupations were IT professionals, accountants and registered nurses. When it comes to citizenship, the top three nations are UK, India and China.
The budget for 2010-11 proclaim by the government also incorporated the whole level of skilled migration and that there would be a increase by 5750 places. This would extra cater to the country’s requirement with the improving conditions of the financial system.