A proposed immigration plan was unveiled on Wednesday, saying that low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in Britain after Brexit.
The white paper on immigration, which sets out proposed new laws, said that a skill-based immigration system will be built on what people can contribute rather than where they come from.
A Home Secretary statement said that the brand-new route for skilled worker will see the cap on numbers removed, allowing Britain to attract the people it needs to support the business growth.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the plan will not include a "specific target" for reducing numbers coming into the country.
He denied that the plan would harm the country's economy, insisting that it would bring the net migration down to more sustainable levels.
The latest development came as Britain had revved up its preparation for a no-deal Brexit.