Labour Agreements enable Australian employers to recruit a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified or emerging skill shortages in the Australian labour market. Labour Agreements are usually tripartite agreements between a sponsoring employer, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
Once a labour agreement is in place, the employer has to nominate the person after which the nominee can apply for the visa. Sponsoring employer can recruit the person not only for their requirements, but for their clients as well, and employee placement can be at client site, if needed.
Nominees are normally expected to be less than 45 years at the time of visa application.
If you wish to nominate someone who is over 45 years of age, talk to us for expert advice on the process to do so.
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