INDIA A TOP SOURCE FOR SKILLED MIGRANTS TO AUSTRALIA
With the new census data released on 18 July ’18 a startling revelation is brought to public light with a whopping figure of almost 300,000 permanent migrants arriving in Australia from India between 2000 and 2016. Undeniably, India ranks as the No.1 country for sending in migrants to Australia.
In my personal opinion Australia, for years, has been a country popular for its resettlement and employment avenues for Indians with Point based Skilled Migration being more popular as than the family stream visa. What this means is that people choose Australia for the benefit the country has to offer to a migrant with no family ties and support system in Australia, unlike it is in Canada.
A notable fact is that Indians who migrated to Australia on Skilled Migration had good English proficiency and fared well enough in Australia to buy their own homes, something which could have been a far stretched dreams for them in India.
In addition to the skills and expertise Indians brought with them to Australia, more than 95 percent of Indian immigrants spoke English exclusively, well or very well.
The figures released reveal that out of the Indian migrants to Australia, a total of 234,395 – were on skilled visas [Subclass 189, 190, 489 etc], followed by 56,402 on family visas and 1,097 on humanitarian visas. A strapping figure of Skilled Migration to Australia is a clear evidence of the increasing popularity of Skilled Migration to Australia amongst Indians and an evincing evidence of Australia welcoming Indian migrants.
By Diamond Sodhi