As part of ongoing visa simplification framework, the government has announced creation of a new visa to be piloted in Australia from 1 July 2018.
This visa will form part of the Global Talent Scheme and will consist of two components. The first stream will become available to established businesses with an annual turnover of more than $4m annually. These business will be able to sponsor highly skilled and experienced individuals for positions with earnings above $180,000 into Australia.
Your employer will need to be able to demonstrate that they prioritise the employment of Australians and that there will be skills transfer to Australian workers as a result of the person being granted a visa.
Technology-based and STEM (Science Technology, Engineer and Mathematics)-related start-up businesses will also be able to sponsor experienced people with specialised technology skills. STEM fields also include biomedical and digital positions.
If your employer is considered a start-up business (that is, trading for less than 12 months), they will need to be recognised by a start-up authority and demonstrate that they prioritise the employment of Australians.
Should an application be successful , a four year Temporary Skill Shortage visa will be issued with permanent residence applications available after three years.
In a press statement, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said that the new scheme is recognition that global talent is in high demand and we need to provide pathways for Australian businesses to access this.
"We want to ensure that Australian businesses can access the best talent in the world, because this will underpin business growth, skills transfer and job creation"
SCA can assess your or your employer’s eligibility for the Global Talent Visa Scheme.
If you have any questions relating to this new visa framework, get in touch with one of our consultants today.
Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.