So far for 2021 the Australian government continues to support and attract global talent and business growth. We have seen a number of initiatives and proposals to bring global talent and overseas business to Australia as a way to benefit Australian business and boost economic performance. Some highlights:
Industries and visa applicants in the following sectors are likely to benefit:
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is currently exploring the potential opportunities and impact of a Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom.
EPG Migration will be lodging a submission to DFAT in support of the proposal, addressing:
Invitation to comment
We welcome your input for our submission. If you would like to contribute, contact us and provide feedback in relation to the benefits and potential opportunities for your business no later than Friday 21 May 2021.
Despite our borders being closed, travel for some visa holders is still possible. Visa applications for highly skilled workers continue to be approved for short-term or ongoing temporary work assignments.
Travel waivers for temporary visa holders are assessed on a case-by-case basis and we are seeing approvals where there is a strong business case.
The current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List includes the following occupations:
Visa applications for skilled workers in the above occupations are being processed in record time.
DFAT has eased temporary visa conditions for people working in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Students visa holders in these sectors are now permitted to work full-time without being in breach of their visa conditions.
In addition, people working in these industries are now able to obtain the Sub 408 COVID-19 Visa with a duration of 12 months.
Contact EPG Migration if you’d like more information on any of the above, if you’re struggling to fill a current role with local talent or if you’re looking for a solution to mobilise staff from overseas.
About EPG Group
EPG is a leading provider of payroll, HR and workforce management services across multiple global jurisdictions. Our powerful HCM technology underpins our permanent and contingent staffing solutions, immigration expertise and managed payroll services, bringing assured compliance to businesses globally and empowering today’s workforces.