Victoria has established a new Hospitality pathway for highly skilled cooks and chefs.
The Victorian government says it has established a Hospitality pathway for highly skilled cooks and chefs to assist industry address labour shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“You must be eligible under either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination criteria, and be living and working in Victoria as a cook or chef,” reads the statement published on the ‘liveinmelbourne’ website.
Migration experts say it’s a piece of welcome news for both employers and visa hopefuls.
Melbourne-based migration agent and the director of ‘Migration and Education Experts’, Chama Preet, told NRI Affairs, “Last few months have seen a drastic drain of talent to other states and employers in the hospitality industry have found it very challenging to survive amongst these tough tones where they have not been able to bring talent onshore on employer-sponsored visas nor have they been able to retain skilled employees due to challenges posed By Victoria is tough migration rules. So it’s a very welcome news for everyone.”
Victoria offers the Workforce Skills Pathway (WSP) as a way to address the “skills gaps that are created by the introduction of a new Victorian Government policy or a strategy where alternative pathways are not readily available or effective and other workforce development solutions are not effective or do not exist,”
“or skills gaps that exist in specific industries where alternative migration pathways and other workforce development solutions are not effective or do not exist.”
How can you apply under a Workforce Skills Pathway?
1. Ensure you are eligible under the Workforce Skills Pathway.
2. When submitting your Registration of Interest, respond yes to ‘Are you applying under a Workforce Skills Pathway?’
3. Select the appropriate pathway.
4. Complete the rest of your Registration of Interest and submit.
5. If selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination, complete the relevant nomination application.