In recognition of the issue facing most businesses currently, Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula and the Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce & Tourism have put together this presentation to help you understand what visa options are available that may work for your business to address skilled worker shortages, and what help is available. Guest speakers will be from the Department of Home Affairs and the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science.

We invite you to stay for light refreshments following the presentation.

Tuesday 18 October, 4.00 – 6.30pm, Port Lincoln Hotel

Register here: Skilled Worker Shortage Presentation – Port Lincoln

The Department of Home Affairs has dedicated Business, Industry and Regional Outreach (BIRO) teams located in each State to boost skilled migration liaison. BIROs work closely with business, industry and regional stakeholders to promote the Department’s Skilled Visa Program, including the Global Talent Visa Program. BIROs provide pathway options and information to Australian businesses to enable their effective use of the skilled migration program to recruit skilled migrants, where Australian workers may not be available.

Skilled & Business Migration sits within the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science and works with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs to attract eligible skilled and business migrants through state-nominated visa programs.Skilled & Business Migration also support local South Australian businesses address skills gaps in their workforce through sponsorship of skilled migrants to fill vacancies where there is a shortage of local workers.

Skilled & Business Migration’s activities include:

• Nomination of skilled migrants to meet critical skills shortages in the local labour market. This includes the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

• Nomination of migrants with a proven record of business expertise and entrepreneurship who can inject significant new money into the South Australian economy and create new jobs.

• Providing advice to the Department of Home Affairs on South Australian employers seeking skilled workers from overseas when positions cannot be filled from the local labour pool.