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 tools below can help you understand post-pandemic travel conditions, which are constantly evolving. We also have tools exploring how HR professionals can manage their skilled migration needs during the pandemic and beyond using the 482 TSS Visa and Regional Visa programs.
During the pandemic, Interstaff has assisted businesses to manage border restrictions by obtaining Travel Exemptions and Visas for critically skilled workers.
Read our insights on post-pandemic travel here, including Travel Exemption and Visa Statistics that highlight the status of travel for critical work.
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 migration legislation related to Subclass 482 Visa sponsorship.
Australia’s Skilled Regional Visas commenced on 16 November 2019 and signalled a fundamental shift in the distribution of Australia’s skilled migration and pathways to Permanent Residence in regional areas.
The changes also redefined the classification of ‘Regional Australia’ for visa migration purposes, providing opportunities for businesses outside Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to use the program. Perth is included as a regional area for these visas.
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.
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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