Is your business/industry experiencing a skills shortage? Are you interested in accessing a source of skilled labour that also offers a skilled refugee and their family the opportunity to rebuild their lives in Australia?
The Skilled Refugee Labour Agreement pilot program can be used by endorsed Australian employers to sponsor an approved skilled overseas worker on a permanent or temporary basis under the following employer sponsored visa programs:
- Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (subclass 494) visa program with a permanent pathway to a Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) available after three years
- Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) visa program on a direct entry basis
- Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa.
The Department of Home Affairs holding a free webinar on how Australian employers can use the Skilled Refugee Labour Agreement Pilot Program (the Pilot) to:
- access the talent that exists in refugee and displaced populations to address workforce skills shortages; and
- offer a skilled refugee and their family the opportunity to rebuild their lives in Australia.
The Pilot, delivered in partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), enables Australian businesses endorsed by TBB to enter into a labour agreement with the Australian Government to sponsor an approved skilled refugee or displaced person on a permanent or temporary basis through existing employer sponsored visa programs.
Concessions to standard visa eligibility requirements available under a Pilot labour agreement are designed to reduce barriers for businesses and skilled refugees/displaced persons accessing these employer sponsored skilled visa pathways.
Together, the Department and Talent Beyond Boundaries will cover:
1. How the Pilot works;
2. Concessions available under the Pilot;
3. How TBB can support you to find, hire and welcome a candidate;
4. TBB’s endorsement process; and
5. Outcomes so far, including first-hand candidate and business testimonials.
Register to attend the free webinar on 12 December to learn how you can use the Pilot to help your business.