Skilled migrants looking to live and work in regional South Australia could get priority processing under a new plan from SA’s Minister for Trade David Ridgeway.
Mr Ridgeway has met with the Federal Minister for Immigration with changes to the migration processing that could grow South Australia’s regional population.
He says the state is suffering skills shortages in tourism, meat processing and horticulture, specifically produce growers in the Mid North and across the state.
The proposed changes would mean priority processing of migrant applications for South Australia in order to fill skills shortages in rural areas.
The Trade Minister says he wants the skills shortages to be filled as soon as possible.