In 2018, the replacement of the 457 Visa scheme with the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa marked a significant shift in Australia’s migration program. Employers had to respond and adapt to a more complex, restrictive and costly legislative framework to sponsor visa holders.
Today the question remains: Is the new employer-sponsored visa program reflective of business’ specific labour requirements? As the migration landscape continues to evolve, businesses must also adapt to Australia’s new focus on regional skilled migration and its impact on businesses in metropolitan and regional areas.
To assist Human Resources teams with managing fundamental changes in skilled migration, we have developed several visa tools which you may find helpful below.
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 Provisional Visas will commence 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 will also redefine the classification of ‘Regional Australia’ for visa migration purposes.
If your business finds it difficult to source suitably skilled labour for regional areas of operation, you may find our Regional Skilled Visa Tools helpful.
Since 1988, business migration has continued to be our niche and 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.
On 28 August 2019, Interstaff’s Managing Director and Corporate Migration Specialist Sheila Woods presented at the WA HR Leadership Summit on fundamental shifts in Australia’s migration landscape. Sheila explored ways in which organisations should re-evaluate their workforce planning in consideration of Australian immigration law changes and trends.
Slides from Sheila’s upcoming presentation will be available over the coming month – watch this space. If you have any questions on how the above skilled migration changes impact your business, please contact the Interstaff team of Registered Migration Agents on 08 9221 3388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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