Access Global Tech Talent

By 10 August 2020September 8th, 2020No Comments

Australia’s Global Talent visa offers a potential opportunity for Australian companies to hire highly skilled overseas talent in a wide range of tech fields including: Cyber Security; FinTech; Energy & Mining Technology; MedTech; Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science & ICT; AgTech; Space & Advanced Manufacturing.

The Australian government’s Global Talent Program seeks to attract “the best and the brightest” from around the world by offering a streamlined and priority pathway to permanent residence if candidates are distinguished in one of these industries. Permanent residence means the candidate is able to travel to Australia and start work immediately after their 14 day quarantine (for which they need to pay for).

The major hurdle for most candidates wanting to apply for a Global Talent visa is finding an Australian ‘nominator’. Nomination is free and carries no ongoing obligations. Any Australian or Australian company with expertise in the field can nominate a candidate if satisfied the candidate has the relevant level of international reputation or achievement.

Once nominated, the individual will generally take care of their own visa arrangements and can be ready for work in a few months with no cost or ongoing obligations on the company.

Reach out if you are interested in learning more about how your company might be able to access great talent using the Global Talent visa strategy.

DISCLAIMER This information is current as of 14 July 2020 and subject to change. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It should not be used as legal advice. To the extent permissible by law, Ajuria Lawyers and its associated entities shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, defects or misrepresentations in the information or for any loss or damage suffered by persons who use or rely on such information. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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