It is urging employers to "move away" from relying on "cheap labour" from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology.
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on 31 December.
Labour said the "hostile environment" will make it hard to attract workers.
But Home Secretary Priti Patel said the new system would mean "the brightest and the best will be able to come to the United Kingdom".
The government should drop the salary threshold for immigrants by more than £4,000, a committee has advised.
Skilled migrants from outside the EU currently need to have a job offer with a minimum salary of £30,000.
Once the UK leaves the European Union (EU), a new immigration system will be introduced to replace the EU's freedom of movement rule. The government favours a "points-based system" which can take different factors like skills and language into account when awarding visas.
The UK government has announced changes to the Immigration Rules.
07 March 2019
People who want to start a business in the UK will be able to apply for a new “start-up” visa, the Home Secretary has announced. immigration news
Independent report declares Dominica an attractive investment prospect for international businesspersons
According to new regulations, foreigners can become citizens if they own property worth $250,000 for three years, down from a previous value set at $1 million,
The Golden Visa will enable investors to extend the application to direct family members, with no further investment requirements.
The processing time for business innovation is minimum 17 months and for investor option is minimum 20 months, according to Australian Government.
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