Have tip-top health to get Australian permanent residency
Australia, 4th May: Want to gain Australian permanent residency but not in the pink of health? Better watch out!
For, Australia is known for showing reluctance in offering Australian permanent residency to migrants suffering from bad health.
Big demand for skilled foreign workers in Australia--Australia is witnessing a big demand for foreign workers possessing construction skills and this demand is going to accelerate further in the next couple of years.
And taking a cue from the rising skill shortages in Australia, the government recently announced its plans to fast-track Australian permanent residency route for temporary skilled workers coming to Australia under 457 sub-class visas.
The move to fast-track the process of Australian permanent residency for foreign workers wanting to come and work in Australia has been announced by Australian immigration minister Chris Bowen.
Australian permanent residency gives the skilled foreign workers (who have come to Australia on employer-sponsored 457 subclass visas) an option to stay and work in Australia even after their job contract has come to an end.
Poor health- a barrier to Australian permanent residency— Meanwhile, a fact worth noticeable here is that despite a worsening skills shortages in Australian construction sector calling for increased immigration of foreign workers, those with poor health may be left out of the route to gain Australian permanent residency. This simply means bad health can prove to be big barrier for skilled workers wanting to become Australian permanent residents.
For migrants with good health, becoming Australian permanent residents can be just a matter of few weeks. However, suffering from a chronic ailment is a huge challenge for migrants wanting to get the nod from Australian immigration officials. And there are numerous stories of workers on 457 skilled visas to prove the fact.
In fact, the rules for pathway to Australian permanent residency don’t have any consideration to the fact that any migrant with not so perfect health might be having a great fitness regime.
The immigration officials will only consider his or her chronic condition as a limitation for gaining Australian permanent residency.
New rules for simplified Australian permanent residency process for 457 sub-class skilled visa workers will come into effect on 1st July, 2012.