The Australian government has started new skilled visa pilot scheme to attract highly skilled workers from around the world.
Started from 1st July, 2018 the new pathway is called The Global Talent Scheme (GTS) pilot program that allows businesses to sponsor highly skilled and specialised workers to increase more jobs and help the businesses to grow.
The time duration for pilot program is 12 months that will sponsor overseas workers with cutting edge skills that are not fulfilled by Australian labour force.
The scheme has been come into force by doing rigorous consultation with industry, the start-up sector and tertiary institutions.
The businesses wanted to sponsor foreign worker will need to show that they are unable to hire local workers from Australian labour market.
The workers under this stream will have an access to Temporary Skill Shortage visa and permanent residence after three years.
The Global Talent stream consist two streams- Established Business Stream that allows employers to employ highly skilled individuals with cutting edges to contribute towards Australia growing business.
Start-up stream allows employers to sponsor highly-skilled individuals with cutting edge skills to contribute towards Australia’s developing start-ups operating in a technology based or STEM related field.
Micaelia Cash, The Minister for Jobs and Innovation said the new scheme answers the need of businesses to deliver more flexible, future focused visa arrangements that help attract global talent to Australia.
The Australian government has been closely working with the stakeholders to ensure this program brings the maximum benefit to Australia in terms of business growth, skill sharing and increased job creation.
Alan Tudge, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs said the global talent scheme will help to attract top global talent.
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