If your business is having difficulty recruiting skilled staff from within the Australian labour market, you may wish to consider sponsoring qualified and experienced employees from overseas.
Whilst we acknowledge that Australia’s international borders are currently closed to temporary visa holders, there are exemptions to those skilled workers on the current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List.
In addition to this, the Australian government has also indicated that our borders will be re-opened to skilled workers by early 2022.
If you’re eligible to sponsor, start looking at the process now to mitigate any possible delays as there will be a strong demand in addition to the usual slow down over the summer holiday break.
Once a Sponsorship has been approved, the company is able to nominate positions to be filled by overseas employees and the overseas employees are able to apply for a Visa.
There are several visa options that allow businesses to sponsor overseas residents or to sponsor temporary overseas residents who might already be in Australia working, studying or visiting.
Employees can be sponsored under:
Your company may also wish to apply for accredited status as this has significant benefits.
There are a number of requirements for a company to become a standard business sponsor which include:
Once obtained, Sponsorship approval is for five years, this includes accredited sponsors and newly established businesses.
Approved standard business sponsors are required to meet a number of sponsorship obligations to prevent exploitation of overseas workers.
These obligations include the following:
Eligibility is the most important step in determining whether a person may meet the legal criteria for a visa application and one consultation could save you money.Book a Consultation