The business community in Western Australia (WA) considers the current visa system to rigid to hire the foreign skilled workers. The businesses in WA looking to hire the overseas skilled workers in view of existing skill shortage in the country, however, they find it difficult due to strict visa system.
Immigration Policy needs to be Flexible as per the business needs
The business leaders in Australia feel that Australia’s immigration policy required being flexible as per the needs and requirements of the businesses in Australia. The assessments regarding the same revealed in the meeting of industry experts held at Curtin University.
Help overseas workers thrive by providing them apposite environment
Business leaders in WA believe that industry should provide best environment to overseas workers to help them thrive. As per them, education and training should also be provided to the migrant workers so that they can fill the skill gaps in Western Australia.
Skilled Occupation Lists are not appropriate
The experts believe that the SOL (Skilled Occupation Lists) of Australia also needs to be flexible and appropriate as per the labour market needs. As of now, there are many shortage occupations reflect in the list, however, shortage of the workers is still there.
The Skilled Occupation Lists released by DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) needs to be more systematized, and relevant as per the existing demand of workers.
Reduce Skill Wastage by Supporting Skilled Immigrants
The Businesses also believe that steps must be taken to reduce the skill shortage by supporting the overseas skilled workers, especially, the ones who come here through independent stream, i.e. without employer sponsorship.
Such overseas skilled migrants reflect in the Skilled Occupation Lists and possess the right skills as well; however, they lack the support and security which is essential. These migrants can fill the vacancies in the regional WA.
As per a survey report on independent skilled migrants, only 35% get employed in Australia in the same occupation for which they selected via SOL. Though, DIBP don’t have much of control over independent skilled migration to Australia, however, the key changes in policy can still work to get the results in favor to some extent.
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