The Australian government has instated a number of visa reforms to curb the high level of immigrants entering the country. This includes reducing the number of jobs that will be eligible for holders of temporary job visas by over 200 occupations, as well as possibly banning immigrants from moving to Sydney and Melbourne. However, at the same time, Australia is also welcoming immigrants with skills that are desperately needed in the country.
Data from July 2018 showed that more than 500 South Africans left the country for more than a year, and Australia was a popular choice for those who moved.
Skills visas seemed to be the most popular way for South Africans to leave the country, with more than 4 000 locals opting to use this visa stream.
A total of 672 applicants made use of the family-stream visa, and 288 used a non-programme migration visa.
Australia has announced that it requires more electricians and plumbers to meet the country’s demands, and trade workers are needed in bigger cities to keep them keep developing strongly.
According to BusinessTech, Australia has a high demand for the following jobs:
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
ICT Business Analyst
ICT Security Specialist
Intensive Care Specialist
Life Scientist (General)
Motor Mechanic (General)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Production or Plant Engineer
Secondary School Teacher
Small Engine Mechanic
Wall and Floor Tiler