According to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia’s immigration has to be increased to 200 000 per year to address severe skill shortages and support post-pandemic economic recovery.
It also indicates that more immigrants must be able to obtain an Australia PR Visa.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, major business organisation has backed calls for boosting skilled immigration to Australia.
It has requested raising the annual immigration intake to 200,000 people.
To aid Australia’s post-pandemic economic recovery, ACCI is pushing for nearly a doubling of the skilled immigration programme.
Australia’s businesses and sectors are struggling with a severe labour shortage due to the closure of its international borders in March 2020.
In the meantime, ACCI also unveiled its “Better Australia” strategy, outlining 10 goals to improve Australia’s economic performance by 2050.
The organisation has proposed that immigration targets should be in line with severe skill shortages to maximise economic benefits as part of these reforms.
According to Andrew McKellar, the chief executive of ACCI, the claim that 200,000 skilled immigrants enter Australia each year is conceivable.
McKellar believes this will support the economy’s growth and jobs.
According to the business group, the suggested number is somewhat closer to the 150,000 skilled immigrants who would typically enter Australia each year before COVID-19.