Immigration employer awareness seminar in Bega

Immigration outreach officers will visit the community of Bega on June 3 to conduct an information seminar about employer-sponsored skilled migration options and to explain new laws and penalties for employing or referring people who are not allowed to work.

Australia ImmigrationA spokesman from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) said significant changes to the employer-sponsored skilled visa program were introduced on 1 July 2012.

“These seminars will provide an overview of those changes for the broader regional community around Bega, including information about the Skill Select program,” the spokesman said.

“Skill Select is an online service that connects Australian employers with potential skilled migrants and streamlines the pathway to permanent residence for people already working in Australia on temporary skilled 457 visas. Our officers provide a range of information about temporary or permanent employer-sponsored visa options and the concessions available for regional applicants.”

The seminars will also educate businesses about their responsibility for checking to ensure that the workers they employ are allowed to work in Australia.

This will include information about new laws recently passed by Parliament, which introduce civil penalties and infringement notices for employers or labor suppliers of illegal workers.

Immigration officers will conduct a public information seminar and will also be available for individual appointments with employers and employees to answer questions about skilled migration.

The information seminar will take place at the following location and time:

Date: June 3

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Bega Cheese Training Centre, Lagoon Street, Bega

Immigration officers will also be available for brief individual appointments. Seats for the information session and individual appointments are limited and bookings are essential.


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