India has long been a steady (and ever increasing) source for immigrants in Australia. It’s a “tradition” that can be traced back for centuries, to the dominating era of colonial British economy and naval prowess. In the 2016 census, the number of Indian migrants reached 1.9% of Australia’s +/- 25 Millions population; a number that translates into around 468,800 people.
Needless to say, a healthy portion of Active Migration Australia’s clients came from India. And each of these clients had one or more versions of “How can I migrate to Australia?” question at one point in their life and made I-don’t-know how-many-times queries of “How to migrate to Australia from India?” in the Internet.
Are you asking yourself the same question and searching for the same answer?
How to Migrate to Australia From India?
Everything that’s been done can be done. There are a total of 163,000 Indians migrating to Australia in just a 5 years span (2011-2016), so you’re in a good company. So, how they did it? What made them do it?
Read on to find out more:
Study in Australia
Many Indian nationalities came to Australia to study. No surprise here. Australia is home to $13.7 Billions worth education industry.
As you can see in the graphic above, the number of students keeps increasing on a yearly basis since 2014, being second only to students from China. It’s likely that the number will continue to grow in the coming years, especially with Malcolm Turnbull doing a promotion of Australian unis himself when he visited India with the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, back in April 2017.
Skilled Professionals Path
Migrants contribute directly to Australian economy and Indian migrants are no exception. Indian communities play important roles in a regional/state like Victoria, where they’re the majority population. Many young talents from India are skilled in ICT fields (to the point of being stereotyped by sitcoms like Silicon Valley and Big Bang Theory). There’s a good reason for that. IT has been the fascination of the country since well in the 80s (with the establishment of InfoSys and other India’s pioneer startups). That being said, it’s no wonder that today there are many Indian born/descents who are calling the shot at many tech giants (Google CEO, Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, to name a few).
With Australia’s own determination to be the startups haven (at least on this side of the globe), Indian young professionals already engaged in the tech and startup world seem to get themselves a bespoke access to Australia.
But of course, that’s not all. Check our page for a complete list of available occupations in Australia.
Australia is open for business opportunities. If you want to start a company or make investment in Australian companies, this is the option you can take. See our Australia business visa page for more details on the matter or book a consultation with us using the form provided in the bottom of the page.
Joining Your Family and Relatives
Lastly, you can join your family and relatives already living in Australia. Of course, given that they’re more than happy to welcome you (grin face). All jokes aside, this is a good place to start as any other options mentioned above. Make sure that contacts are not lost between you and relatives already living in Australia.
Australia and India share one more thing in common: their love for cricket. A young, aspiring cricket player from, let say, Kerala, can always find himself slide on a speedy runway to Australia. So, if you’re some kind of wonderkid cricketer, this option may be well-suited for you.