Australian Government Launches “innovation” Visa

The 12-month pilot of the government’s Global Talent Scheme (GTS) visa program has commenced on 1 July 2018. The GTS program is intended to target highly skilled and specialised workers and has two streams: One for established businesses and one for startups. Established Business stream: Allows employers who are accredited sponsors to employ highly-skilled individuals … Read moreAustralian Government Launches “innovation” Visa

Huge Congratulations To Monique Handford – From The Carman & Associates Team

Wishing a huge congratulations to our own Registered Migration Agent, Monique Handford, for completing the Graduate Certificate of Australian Migration Law & Practice. Monique moved to Australia form the UK as a backpacker after completing her Bachelor of Law in UK in 2013 and found passion in immigration law during the process of applying for … Read moreHuge Congratulations To Monique Handford – From The Carman & Associates Team

The Untapped Australian Visa Option For Locum Doctors

Chris Carman, our Global Mobility Strategist and Principal Consultant, was invited to address representatives of the health industry in Western Australia last Tuesday to discuss recent changes to the temporary work visa programs and the impact this will have on the health industry in Australia. Cost effective and streamlined short term work visas are available … Read moreThe Untapped Australian Visa Option For Locum Doctors

Exemptions For Labour Market Testing (Lmt)

Labour Market Testing (LMT) is mandatory component of all nomination applications submitted under the TSS visa program. Approved sponsors need to provide evidence that there is no suitably qualified and experienced Australian Citizen or permanent resident readily available to fill the nominated position. LMT must be undertaken in the manner prescribed by the regulations, failure … Read moreExemptions For Labour Market Testing (Lmt)

New Labour Market Testing Legislation Changes For TSS Visas

From 12 August 2018, the department has made changes to Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements which applies to any 457 or TSS nomination transfer or application. Advertising of all proposed nominated positions became mandatory by the Department earlier in the year to ensure that Australian’s are not overlooked, and businesses have made attempts to source … Read moreNew Labour Market Testing Legislation Changes For TSS Visas

Did You Know… The Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) And Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visas

Did you know you may be eligible to apply for Australian permanent residency without being directly sponsored by a nominating employer? The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) or Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) maybe an alternate pathway for some eligible overseas skilled talent. Currently, invitation numbers for the visa subclass 189 has increased from 600 … Read moreDid You Know… The Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) And Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visas

Update – The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Training Levy

The Department of Home Affairs have now confirmed that the new Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) training levy will come into effect from 12 August 2018. The SAF will apply for all new TSS visas (subclass 482) nominations and permanent visa nominations (subclasses 186 and 187). The new Skilling Australians Fund will replace current training benchmark … Read moreUpdate – The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Training Levy

New Australian Visa For Global Talent

The Department of Home Affairs have introduced a pilot Global Talent visa offering Australian businesses the opportunity to sponsor skilled overseas workers for up to 4 years. The Global Talent Scheme (GTS) allows established Australian businesses or technology start ups to sponsor technical and specialised positions that cannot be filled by Australian employees. The new … Read moreNew Australian Visa For Global Talent

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