The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be visiting Roma in rural Queensland on December 5 and 6, 2011.
The purpose of visit is to provide businesses and workers in Roma with information on employer-sponsored visa options for skilled workers.
Queensland outreach officers will carry out a free information session about the 457 visa program and pathways to permanent residence, such as the skilled regional sponsored migration scheme before giving employers and visa holders the chance to ask questions and gain knowledge of these Australian visas.
According to a departmental spokesperson, regional businesses can face difficulties finding local skilled workers and sponsoring suitably qualified employees from overseas may be a solution.
The spokesperson added, “Our officers 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.”
Outreach officers will be available for private consultations with employers on immigration and citizenship matters in the council’s community room on December 6 from 1pm to 5pm.
The spokesperson indicated that this visit is a great opportunity for officers to speak face-to-face with employers and workers instead of providing information over the phone or internet. The department’s regional visits program provide people in communities outside of the capital cities an opportunity to sit down and talk about specific issues directly with an immigration officer.
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