Changes in immigration policy touches almost every part of Australian life. Their local businesses receives the highest impact. This is because it determines who their visitors and neighbors are particularly when it comes to the world of business.
They have always welcomed immigrants even during the recession period. The changes therefore in policies will mean also changes in the labor and the transaction patterns. There has been a trend in the increasing number of foreign workers to their country. They are brought to Australia according to the requirements of employers. They normally stay at the pleasure and needs of the employers.
Their country’s construction groups are inviting a number of reforms in the system of immigration to make it possible for many local businesses to recruit skilled workers. They need the highest number of temporary workers to meet the requirements of various oil manufacturing companies. However,the immigration policies for their country have not been efficient and effective in correcting a number of shortages witnessed in these construction and manufacturing sectors. It seems the immigration sector has become dormant, slow and inflexible.
They have a shortage of trained workers especially in the west region of the country. For instance, there are many unemployed workers within the country who would the gap in the needing jobs if they were well trained. Therefore,in this case adopting new strategies be an improvement in using foreign workers in a temporary basis to backstop the prevalent labor shortages.
The recent announcements by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has a lot in store. He spoke highly of the Australian immigration strategies and model with its tough language considerations. Their market today requires high levels of proficiency in English language in their labor market. This may lead to an increase in the immigrants from English-speaking nations like Britain, United States of America and New Zealand. This is at the cost of immigrants from emerging super-power countries like China, India, Russia and Brazil. We talked to one of the people at Chambers Institute, a college that offers Certificate IV in business in Melbourne, and they said that the changes in immigration policy has a direct impact on their business and other colleges in Australia. The reason being, it’s getting harder to get a temporary visa, and even harder to get permanent visa, making Australia less desirable for students to study there.
The administrative changes like the closure of visa processing offices in Bangladesh, Iran and in other parts of the globe,witnessed a shift in source countries.The media reports have severally indicated that the number of immigrants applying for permanent stay from China,Pakistan,India and the Philippines has fallen drastically over the years as fro 2011.This is due to the changes made in our immigration selection model leading to low outputs and profits in many of our local businesses.
We need to welcome a good number of immigrants each year in order to maintain and keep our standard of living. This will enable us compete and grow sustainably with other countries in the world.