28 February 2011

Australia Immigration outreach officers to visit remote Western Australia

Outreach officers from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will visit Esperance and Ravensthorpe on March 9 and 10 to provide businesses and workers with immigration information.

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An Australia Immigration officer will discuss employer-sponsorship visas and answer questions next month in rural Western Australia.

An Australia Immigration regional outreach officer will be conducting a free seminar in Esperance on March 10 for regional employers.

The seminar will focus on employer-sponsored Australia Visa options for skilled workers as well as providing an update on recent changes to the 457 visa program, employer obligations and pathways to permanent residence, including the regional sponsored migration scheme.

Employers and visa holders will also have the opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of these Australia Visa programs.

The outreach officer will also be available for private consultations with employers on immigration matters in Ravensthorpe on March 9 and Esperance on March 10.

A department spokesman said some businesses in regional communities can experience difficulty finding local skilled workers and they may want to consider sponsoring suitably qualified employees from overseas.

“Our officer will be able to answer a variety of questions about the skilled migration program, including changes that came into effect last year, such as market salary rates, health insurance, training requirements and employer obligations,” the spokesman said.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australia Visa application with Australian Embassy

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