Grow your business with On-Hire and Labour Agreements
With a Labour Agreement in place, Australian businesses can sponsor and engage overseas workers in response to a legitimate skills or labour shortage which cannot be satisfied by the standard TSS program.
A Labour Agreement is a bespoke sponsorship arrangement between an employer and the Australian Department of Home Affairs. It is generally in place for five years. Only accessible in limited or exceptional circumstances, arrangements under each Labour Agreement are intended to assist employers to address immediate skills needs where a business can demonstrate a strong business case for needing to access those skills.
With several different types of labour agreements available, and with each requiring adherence to strict requirements, and a detailed application process, it can be challenging for a business to know if their particular circumstances qualify under relevant law.
A TMA immigration specialist can help support your
vision for business growth by:
We will take time to understand your specific circumstances and advise whether your business is eligible for a Labour Agreement under Australian immigration law.
Laws surrounding Labour Agreement are complex and can be confusing for business. We assist business owners with negotiations, supporting them with clear advice and a step-by-step process.
A Labour Agreement goes well beyond negotiations with government and approval. Once your application is approved by the Department of Home Affairs, your business must meet strict compliance requirements, including commitments to the employment, education and training of Australians. It also involves preparation of compliance and monitoring reports with the Department of Home Affairs after the Labour Agreement is approved. Detailed knowledge of contract law is required for a migration agent administering a Labour Agreement immigration program (and not many migration agents have contract law experience). Additionally, specialist knowledge of Labour Agreements is required to process visa applications under the agreement. With timely support and tailored advice from The Migration Agency, you can feel confident your audit and compliance obligations as a Labour Agreement sponsor will be met.
Working with an experienced migration agency with knowledge of contract negotiation and immigration law can help negotiate a unique sponsorship arrangement with the Department of Home Affairs more effectively. The Migration Agency helps employers optimise their immigration program and access little known benefits outside of the standard TSS visa framework (formerly 457 visa), which are usually only accessible to large corporates.
Our approach to Labour Agreements and On-Hire Labour Agreements helps businesses prepare a correctly evidenced, assessment-ready business cases and submissions. Looking for assistance with Labour Agreement negotiations that support business growth and compliance?