Embracing global mobility brings clear advantages – it enables you to attract and retain skilled employees for positions that are difficult to fill in the local labour market, especially during times of skills shortages. But to harness these benefits, employers need to establish a global mobility strategy and unfortunately, complexities such as constantly changing migration laws can make this challenging.
That’s why we’ve created these visa tools to assist you in navigating migration shifts, processes, and compliance factors, and to empower you to build a robust global mobility strategy.
Interstaff’s Visa Tools can help employers understand:
We hope these resources below are useful in providing a general guide to the subject matter. For specialist advice about your specific circumstances, please contact Interstaff’s Registered Migration Agents.
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Following an independent Migration Review, the Government released a Migration Strategy Outline which revealed its plans to deliver a better targeted, more efficient and outcomes-focused migration system to fulfil Australia’s skills needs in future decades.
It noted four key policy shifts that will direct the reform of the skilled migration program. These were:
Here’s a summary of how these four policy shifts may be achieved and what we could expect in the Government’s re-design of the skilled migration program.
Employer-sponsored Permanent Residence (PR) pathways for Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa Holders are expected to change from 25 November 2023, subject to the approval of regulation changes.
The changes form part of the Government’s strategy to strengthen Australia’s migration program and will enable skilled migrants to have clearer and faster pathways to PR, while also allowing more employers to retain global talent.
If you are an employer, this may be a good time to start considering PR for employees who previously may not have been eligible. Our team of Registered Migration Agents at Interstaff are happy to assist with eligibility assessments for PR.
Read more about the changes below.
Are you aware of your sponsorship obligations as an employer of Subclass 482 and 494 Visa holders? Did you know that there are 10 obligations? For example, do you know:
Our Sponsorship Compliance Tool can help you understand some of the events that require notification to the Department of Home Affairs, however there are also other compliance factors to consider.
You may wish to discuss your sponsorship obligations with our team, including how to embed safeguards into your HR policies to ensure compliance with migration law.
You may also be interested in our visa tools on Temporary and Permanent Visa options to understand the pathways that may be available to employees.
At the 2023 WA and SA HR Leadership Summit, Interstaff’s Managing Director and Corporate Migration Specialist, Sheila Woods will share insights on how Australia’s new migration system may impact employers.
Within the next year we will begin to see the Government embark on a once-in-a-generation shake-up of the migration system to meet Australia’s skills needs in coming decades.
It has found the current system to be too bureaucratic and inflexible for Australia to attract and retain global talent – particularly at a time of widespread skills shortages and increasing international competition for global talent.
Following an independent Migration Review, in April 2023 the Government’s Migration Strategy Outline revealed plans for possible changes – including reforms to Labour Market Testing and Occupation Lists and the introduction of a tiered skilled migration system.
Watch this space for access to Interstaff’s presentation slides.
Sheila will be continuing the conversation on the topic with an invitation-only webinar and Q&A once further details of changes to the migration system are announced by the Government. Simply register your details below for an invitation and our monthly newsletter and news alerts.
Interstaff is an Australian immigration consultancy specialising in providing employers with strategic visa and migration solutions to engage global talent since 1988. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Interstaff provides Australian immigration services across the nation and worldwide, offering a localised approach with a global reach.
To find out more about Interstaff and how our Registered migration Agents may be able to assist you, we encourage you to get in touch.
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