Over the past few years, Australia’s skilled migration policies have shifted significantly. Since the 482 TSS Visa program replaced the 457 Visa scheme in 2018, employers have had to respond and adapt to a more complex, restrictive and costly legislative framework to sponsor visa holders.
This was followed by a shift towards regional migration in 2019, enabling businesses in ‘Regional Australia’ (any location outside Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) to access alternative sponsorship options that provide a direct pathway to Permanent Residence.
As the migration landscape continues to evolve, the process of sponsoring visa holders has become more complex. To assist Human Resources teams and business owners, our team have developed several Visa Tools below, which may help you to understand the impact of these changes on your business.
Since the replacement of the 457 Visa scheme with the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa, Human Resource teams have had to navigate new legislative frameworks to attract and retain top overseas talent.
The process to sponsor visa holders has become more complex, restrictive and costly with:
Our tools can assist your business to remain compliant with new migration legislation related to Subclass 482 Visa sponsorship.
Australia’s new Skilled Regional Visas commenced on 16 November 2019.
The new visas signal a fundamental shift in the distribution of Australia’s skilled migration and pathways to permanent residence in regional areas.
The changes have also redefined the classification of ‘Regional Australia’ for visa migration purposes, providing opportunities for businesses outside Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to use the program.
If your business finds it difficult to source suitably skilled labour at its regional areas of operation, you may find our Regional Skilled Visa Tools helpful.
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.
Recently at the 2019 WA HR Leadership Summit, Interstaff’s Managing Director and Corporate Migration Specialist, Sheila Woods discussed the impact of fundamental shifts in Australia’s migration landscape for businesses. Sheila explored ways in which organisations should re-evaluate their workforce planning in consideration of Australian immigration law changes and trends.
You can view a summary of Sheila’s presentation here. If you have any questions on how the above skilled migration changes impact your business, we encourage you to contact Interstaff team of Registered Migration Agents on 08 9221 3388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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