14 April 2008
Australian visa opportunities for construction workers
The state of Victoria in Australia needs 40,000 new construction workers in the next five years, according to a new survey. Research from the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBA) has said that skilled workers are needed in order to solve the skills shortage and it is the issue which is most affecting the sector's progression. The news will come as a boost to people skilled in construction professions who are considering Australian immigration.
MBA executive director Brian Welch said: "With an ageing workforce and many of our senior building professionals close to retirement age, the situation is expected to worsen. The fewer trades contractors there are to do work, then clearly prices will rise as shortages become imminent." He added that there are a lot of people in the construction industry who will retire in the next five years. The MBA was established in 1875 and aims to improve standards in the industry. Builders considering a move to Australia can take a skilled visa online assessment.
Australia needs skilled construction workers: Anyone applying for an Australian visa should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.