Employer Sponsorship Applications

PAX Migration Australia offers comprehensive support for employers who wish to nominate or sponsor a non-citizen.

There are a number of different employer-sponsored visas in Australia. Choosing the right one can save you money due to the different obligations for each type.

We have immigration lawyer and commercial expertise that allows us to effectively analyse and develop an optimal method for an employer and employee to be brought together under Australia’s immigration law and policy framework.

The key areas where we support Employer Sponsorship and Nominations include:

Application to be an approved nominator/sponsor
Address any adverse information presented by the Department
Minimum salary levels required and how to calculate base salary
Labour Market Testing
"Genuine Need"
Financial and Payroll data for the Department of Immigration
Advice on business processes to comply with Immigration obligations
Compliance monitoring support

Labour Agreements are used where the business has needs that aren't able to be met by existing employer sponsored visas.

Labour Agreements

PAX Migration Australia offers comprehensive support for employers who wish to pursue a labour agreement for a body of workers.

Labour Agreements typically involve:

  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Exhaustive labour market testing (recruitment attempts)
  • Detailed submissions to be lodged with the Australian Federal Government to request access to a labour agreement
  • Nomination of positions to be filled by the employer
  • Applications for visas for the new employees

A labour agreement is a complex body of work and requires businesses to invest resources “up front” to demonstrate a need for labour agreement approval. Only after the labour agreement is approved can the business begin sponsoring workers. A wide range of issues needs to be considered when approaching labour agreements, including stakeholder management, political lobbying, long-term strategic thinking and an unimpeachable business case.

If you are interested in applying for a labour agreement for your business, contact us to book a no-obligation consultation to obtain a frank assessment about your prospects of success. We know what it takes to get labour agreements approved.

We will prepare a comprehensive submission to the Australian Federal Government represented by the Department of Immigration detailing

  • The occupations sought
  • Skills and job descriptions for the nominated occupations
  • Workforce profile
  • Evidence of training benchmarks
  • Evidence of labour market shortage
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Submission for English language concessions if required
  • Salary arrangements
  • Financial viability
  • Details of related entities
  • Migration compliance, Workplace relations and OHS compliance history

Arranging a labour agreement is a complex process but can save your business time and money in the long run by establishing a framework under which your business can employ foreigners quickly.