As part of the Government’s new focus on regional skilled migration, two new visas commenced on 16 November 2019. The changes allow visa holders to live and work in ‘Regional Australia’ (any area outside Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) under a more broad list of occupations, with a direct pathway to Permanent Residence after three years of work in a regional area. Eligible businesses will also be able to access priority visa processing for their employees.
To assist Human Resources teams with managing the impact of these skilled migration changes, we have developed several visa tools below, which you may find helpful.
Does your business find it difficult to fill labour shortages in regional areas?
Find out about Australia’s new Regional Skilled Visas, the Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa and the Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa, which commenced on 16 November 2019.
Is a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) available to you?
If your business has labour requirements in regional operations, you may be interested to find out more about DAMA’s being established across Australia.
DAMA’s allow employers to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled visa holders in designated regional areas.
Since 1988, business migration continues to be our area of expertise.
For over 30 years, our team of Registered Migration Agents have been helping businesses 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.
Recently at the 2019 WA HR Leadership Summit, Interstaff’s Managing Director and Corporate Migration Specialist Sheila Woods, shared insights on fundamental shifts in Australia’s migration landscape. Sheila presented on the ways in which organisations should re-evaluate their workforce planning in consideration of changes in Australian immigration law and trends.
You can view a summary of Sheila’s presentation here. If you have any questions on how the Regional Skilled Visa changes impact your business, please contact the Interstaff team of Registered Migration Agents on 08 9221 3388 or email@example.com
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