Labour Agreements have been established by the Australian Government to assist businesses that require international workers when a certain need is required that cannot be found in Australia and the standard migration pathways are not suitable.
If a business is considering employing a large amount of international workers and the subclass 457 visa programme is not suitable, a Labour Agreement can be negotiated between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and employer’s or the employers peak industry body.
Ethos Migration is well equipped to assist employers whom are looking at establishing a Labour Agreement with the Australian Government ensuring professional advice is given, guidance and entire management of the application.
How can a Labour Agreement help a company?
If a company is requiring a skill set only held by overseas national’s for a large number of people a Labour Agreement can facilitate this process.
Alternatively, if an industry has identified a shortage or gap in the local skilled labour market, a large scale number of offshore national’s may be required to assist the business.
What are the requirements of a Labour Agreement?
- A genuine skills or labour shortage exists
- Employer’s are required to make employment, education, training and career advancement commitments for Australians
- The Labour Agreement must be in the best interests of Australia, its economy and its people
If you have any questions about these requirements, or would like to speak to one of our experts for more information on Australian visas get in touch with Ethos Migration today.