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There may be times when employers, who are having difficulty in attracting locally skilled labour, may seek to hire skilled workers from overseas under the skilled migration program.
Skilled migration plays an important role in directing skilled migrant flows to key areas to meet skills needs and contributing to economic growth. Skilled migrants can also benefit Australian business by helping to establish international networks that foster trade, knowledge sharing, research and innovation.
Some examples of situations involving overseas workers include:
When this occurs, it is strongly advised that businesses have a firm appreciation of relevant migration legislation and policy as it is illegal to employ a person who is not allowed to work in Australia.
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