Australian Immigration Now Strictly Requires Knowledge of the English Language
Released on = October 2, 2006, 5:15 am
Press Release Author = Ryan Rebutica
Industry = Government
Press Release Summary = Skilled immigrants continue to flock in the country at a
fast rate, and the Australian government is employing all means to make application
process speedy yet efficient.
Press Release Body = Victoria, Australia, 2 October 2006--- It seems as if people
migrating to Australia will have to hone more of their English-speaking skills.
Prime Minister John Howard remains firm about the proposed changes in migration
In the past, the Australian government had been lenient on its immigration policies
just to address the massive skill shortage the country is experiencing. With the
proposed changes though, an immigrant's waiting time rises from two to four years.
Not only that but more rigorous language and skills assessments will be conducted.
The above policies do not intend to discriminate against any group of immigrants.
Rather, the new policies will hopefully prevent fraudulent Australian recruiters and
employers from exploiting skilled immigrants with low wages.
Skilled immigrants continue to flock in the country at a fast rate, and the
Australian government is employing all means to make application process speedy yet
efficient. While knowledge of English is certainly a requirement, Australia does
not require its immigrants to have perfect English right away. The four years
waiting period would be plenty of time to for them to learn the language and
incorporate Australian values, democracy, patriotism, beliefs, as well.
For more information, visit the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and
Indigenous Affairs now (http://www.australia.gov.au/127) and take a free online
Skilled Visa assessment at National Visas
Web Site = http://www.nationalvisas.com.au
Contact Details = National Visas
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