AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS
Australian Immigration Officers to Visit Emerald
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
According to the Australian Government News, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will visit the Central Highlands from August 25 to 27 to provide immigration information for businesses and overseas workers.
During this visit, immigration officers will announce information on Australian employer-sponsored visa options and the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme (PSWPS).
Queensland outreach officers will bring out a free information session in Emerald on employer-sponsored temporary and permanent skilled migration on August 25. The officers will also be available for individual meetings with regional employers on August 26.
A spokesperson from the department said that some business in regional communities could find it difficult to source local skilled workers and wanted to consider sponsoring suitably qualified foreign workers to Australia. The Australian immigration officers, therefore, will help employers with their questions about skilled migration to Australia.
The spokesperson emphasized that their officers would be ready to provide a wide range of information that is useful for employers when they intend to hire foreign workers coming to Australia. Market salary rates, health insurance, training requirements and employer obligations will be illustrated as examples.
In addition, the information will also be presented on PSWPS. The PSWPS will allow fruit and vegetable local growers to gain access to a stable, motivated and trained labour force for the whole season.
"The department's regional visits program means people in communities outside of capital cities can talk directly with an immigration officer about any specific issues they might face," the spokesperson said.
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Hanna Eliasson | Migration Expert Australia