Australian Immigration

This is the second year Australia has reduced migrant numbers and the requirements have also changed.
Australia’s permanent skilled migration programme shank to 108,000 places after a fall the year before of 14% falling the global crisis. However strong demand from employers has created a demand - according to the OECD - of some 113,850 places.

The Australian Government has recently changed the list of critical trades with the new Skilled Occupation List now being focussed heavily on healthcare. The other emphasis is that the preference is for people sponsored by an employer with many unsolicited applications being rejected.