Australia Work Visas to be offered within 5 days!
Posted on March 11, 2019
The Australia Work Visas under the Temporary Skills Shortage program will be offered within 5 business days. The existing scheme of the Government to fast-track Australia Visa applications will be expanded to fill provisional skill shortages. This is after businesses have complained that the system does not cater to the purpose.
The Australian firms that have made an investment of $50 million in the last 5 years into their business will be able to apply. They can secure Australia Work Visas under the TSS scheme for a worker within 5 days. This is lesser than 1/8th of the normal time taken for other applicants under TSS stream, as quoted by the SBS.
David Coleman the Immigration Minister of Australia said that the expansion of the scheme will offer enhanced confidence and certainty to businesses. It is that they can obtain the needed workers, he added.
The Minister said that the program has been extended for businesses that are reputable. They must also have made an investment of 50 million dollars in Australia. They will be able to access the needed workers and continue contributing to the economy. This is through innovation, job creation, and further investment, he added.
The expansion of the fast-track scheme for Australia Work Visas will increase the number of businesses that are eligible thrice to 2500 from 900. This is by the end of 2019. The changes have been made after the complaint to the Senate inquiry by the Australian Chamber of Commerce. It complained that the changes implemented to the provisional Skilled Visa scheme in 2018 were misguided.
James Pearson the CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce said that we urge the government to return to the skilled immigration system. It is responsive, accessible and maintains integrity and robust compliance, he added.
The Immigration Department will form a new team for identifying and inviting qualified employers to join the scheme. They must have a flawless record of complying with immigration and employment laws in Australia.
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