Hiring migrants is a great way for you to maintain and grow your business – especially if you are looking for workers with skills that are in short supply. Click the icons below for some key things to consider before you start hiring from overseas.
Why hire migrants?
Migrant workers can do more than just fill a gap in your staffing. They bring with them an international perspective and connections, provide support to upskill local employees, add diversity, and generally can help businesses to stay ahead of their competition.
All migrants need a valid visa with work rights before they are able to start work in Australia. It is important to note that interested migrants do not require a visa to apply for Australian jobs but in most cases an offer of employment will be necessary to support a work visa application.
Check someone can work for you
All non-Australians must have a valid visa with work rights before they begin working for you. Not all work visas are the same and some rights are conditional. For instance, international students can work up to forty hours a fortnight during session and unlimited time outside of session. If you are employing a Working Holiday Maker, a six-month limitation on working with one employer may apply.
Be certain that you are employing a migrant lawfully with a simple VEVO check here or talk to our helpful migration team today:
We can deliver seminars to your staff or students on migration related matters at your place of business or via a webinar.
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“Amazing lawyers who are professional, experienced and also very human. They made me and my partner feel extremely supported after we had the shock of visa refusal. As soon as that happened we contacted them through a friend who recommended us to see Io’s team to deal with the appeal process. They were everything you expect in a lawyer, they took care of everything always giving us detailed and clear information as well as a lot of support. We highly recommend Turnstone Migration Services. At the moment we are doing our skilled visa process with them, we know we are in the best hands. ”Ines Ortiz de Rosas
“Turnstone helped me appeal a student visa cancellation and we deservedly won! I am amazed at the service they have provided, extremely professional from start to end and always ready to help. I am so grateful I had their support. Would recommend anyone! Thank you, Turnstone.”Amanda M
“Turnstone has been a great support in our migration journey. We literally had no idea on how to go about applying for family migration, but Turnstone stepped in and made everything easier, finding the best solutions for our circumstances and guiding us until our migration journey was complete.”Mason & Alice
“My staff and I have been dealing with Turnstone Migration for the past two years. From the commencement of our professional dealing it’s been a real pleasure to work, deal and communicate with their office. They’ve always been extremely responsive to any requests or questions, very helpful with their professional knowledge and suggestions and very generous with their time both on the phone and in person. Io always makes time to meet when necessary, ensures that all our concerns, questions and doubts are thoroughly explained and clearly understood. Turnstone provides honest, informative and professional advice, which leaves my staff and I feeling reassured and confident with whatever concern we might have. Overall it’s been a real pleasure dealing with Turnstone Migration and I would warmly recommend them to anyone.”Asaf Leibovize, Kinoko Sushi Bar & Restaurant
“As a business owner, securing the right staff is a constant challenge but Turnstone has been a huge part of the solution for us. Our iconic Byron Bay venue depends upon migrant labour and Turnstone provides excellent professional support to our business.”Adam Coates, The Roadhouse
“The best decision I’ve made is to let Turnstone handle my immigration issue. They walked with me through everything, even when I thought it was impossible. Having them by my side is a total rest of mind. Their experience and service on migration issues is one of the best. For peace of mind it’s better to let them handle your immigration issues because with them you are in safe hands.”Olatunde Omotolani-lawal
“Turnstone assisted me with both my enrolment and student visa, which I couldn't have done on my own. They were always very supportive!”Joey Chan
“Having read the guidance, requirements, and evidence needed to submit an application for the Prospective Marriage visa I thought it would be a real challenge, possibly one I couldn't meet. However, after a consultation with Turnstone about the way forward and the service they could offer on our behalf we both felt much more confident. The whole process was very well structured and timetabled with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get support, from us filling in the first questionnaire, through gathering evidence and submitting documents to writing our personal statements. Turnstone lodged the application in less than two months, and a few months later we have a successful outcome!”Amanda Mayo
“I have been impressed about how easy everything seemed to be if you give the immigration work to someone who knows what they do! Thanks Turnstone, for your smooth, friendly and easy going support. Thanks for planting the seed and getting me on an employer sponsored visa in Byron Bay! You guys made my life so easy!!! Cheers and thanks TURNSONE LEGENDS ”Oli B
“Matthew and I have been working with Turnstone for our Family Relationship Visa for almost 1 year. Everything has been smooth. Io and Stuart have done a great job in advising and helping us with all the stages of our application. We are very grateful for their help, making it easy for us to live together in Australia.”Anila LLeshaj
“I approached Turnstone Migration Services to assist with my RSMS visa which is a very complex and bureaucratic process to go through and with them everything is going really smoothly. I have lots of friends who have used Turnstone services to assist them with their student visas, sponsorships, permanent residency and they are also very satisfied with the service provided. I would strongly recommend Turnstone to everyone who needs migration assistance.”Leandro Tuao