Australia is starting to emerge from the pandemic – but will the migration program be able to deliver the critical skills businesses need for recovery? As a result of international border closures, labour shortages have worsened across many industries and significantly impacted HR teams and businesses requiring global talent. Our insights below can help you understand post-pandemic travel conditions, which are constantly evolving.
At this time, Travel Exemptions are available under limited circumstances – such as for Critical Work or Compassionate / Compelling reasons. Travel Exemptions have added a separate stage of approval to the process for overseas travellers.
It’s interesting to see which industries are getting Travel Exemptions approved for workers to come to Australia. See below for recent statistics. Unfortunately, the refusal rate is high, therefore you may wish to seek professional advice on your Travel Exemption application.
Since 1988, business migration continues to be our area of expertise.
During the pandemic, Interstaff has assisted businesses to manage border restrictions by obtaining Travel Exemptions and Visas for critically skilled workers.
Recently at the 2021 WA HR Leadership Summit, Interstaff’s Managing Director and Corporate Migration Specialist, Sheila Woods shared insights on Australia’s re-opening of the international border and led a discussion and Q&A on skills needs and post-pandemic travel. Watch this space for a summary of Sheila’s presentation.
Sheila will be continuing conversation on the topic, ‘Critical Skills | Can Australia’s Migration Program Deliver’ with an invitation-only webinar and Q&A on 30 November. This will be an update one month after borders re-open in NSW. Simply contact our team for an invitation. If you have any questions on post-pandemic travel or how any skilled migration changes impact your business, we encourage you to contact Interstaff team of Registered Migration Agents on 08 9221 3388 or [email protected]
Since 1988, business migration continues to be our area of expertise. For over 30 years, our team of Registered Migration Agents have been assisting businesses to successfully engage skilled overseas workers for state and nation-wide projects. Our depth of experience enables us to assist your business and visa applicants with any complex migration issues that may arise.
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