News

Welcome to CENTIEM’S newsroom. Here you will find a variety of news items and commentary featuring the latest developments in international employment and migration. This page will be updated weekly to ensure you are always up to date.

  • China

    04 August 2014

    New process in Shanghai leads to three week delays

  • NEW!! - Exit Requirements Grid

    14 July 2014

    Detailed rules relating to departure requriements for employers and assignees in more than 60 countries.

  • NEW!! MSL Grid

    14 July 2014

    Details of Minimum Salary Rules in more than 60 countries.

  • Brazil

    14 July 2014

    Processing delays of 3 weeks

  • South Africa

    14 July 2014

    New process for short term work visa

  • Omnia Prime

    13 July 2014

    Now available for 42 countries. More to come soon.

  • Immigration Impact Statements

    13 July 2014

    Summarizes the immigration impacts of a merger or acquisition, entrance to a new market or project bid. Tailored consulting. Fees apply.

  • Heat Maps

    13 July 2014

    More detailed and tailored heat maps available. Fees apply.

  • Sponsorship Caps for Subclass 457 Visas Eliminated

    26 February 2014

    In a reversal of policy, Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has essentially eliminated sponsorship caps for the subclass 457 visa program, effective February 14, 2014.

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  • Engineering occupations to face further skills shortages in 2014

    20 February 2014

    A number of major projects will commence in 2014, creating a spike in the demand for highly specialised engineers. Due to a slowdown in major projects in 2013, senior specialists have sought roles overseas or retired. Equally, less experienced engineers have been unable to develop their skills since work has only been available in smaller projects.

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  • Chinese business visitors will soon have access to three-year visas

    18 February 2014

    The Australian Government has announced that it will soon provide Chinese business visitors with three-year multiple entry visas, in order to improve trade, investment and tourism prospects for Australia.

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  • Labour market update - December 2013 Quarter

    10 February 2014

    The Department of Immigration & Border Protection has released its 457 visa statistics for the quarter ending December 2013. The number of 457 visas granted in this quarter has increased, although use of the 457 program has declined since December 2012.

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  • AIG calls Federal Government to increase immigration intake by 15%

    14 January 2014

    The Australian Industry Group (AIG) has lobbied the Australian Government to increase the immigration intake from 190,000 to 220,000 in 2014-15, to specifically target skilled migration.

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  • Critical shortage in truck drivers should be addressed with 457 visa program, says ATA

    08 January 2014

    The ATA has called for the occupation of heavy vehicle driver to be included in the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List in order to address critical shortages in the industry.

     

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  • Sydney cleaning business fined for underpaying foreign worker

    23 December 2013

    The Fair Work Ombudsman has fined a Sydney cleaning business $57,024 for underpaying a foreign worker, as well as ordering the company to back-pay the worker.

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  • Migrants boosting productivity

    10 December 2013

    A report by Bloomberg finds that immigration is boosting productivity in Australia, as the mining boom fades.

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  • Complying investments for Significant Investor visa expanded

    02 December 2013

    As of 23 November, the list of investment options for Significant Investor visa applicants investing via eligible managed funds has expanded in order to encourage further investment in the Australian economy.

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  • Subclass 457 Labour Market Testing Requirement Takes Effect November 23

    20 November 2013

    Subclass 457 visa sponsors will be required to demonstrate that they have made efforts to find suitably qualified and experienced Australian workers for nominated positions and submit evidence of local recruitment efforts, unless exempt.

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  • Changing times: the Abbott Government’s views on skilled migration

    30 October 2013

    The election of a Coalition government on 7 September 2013 not only changed the political landscape in Australia, but changed the migration landscape too.

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  • Foreign workers back-paid $15,000 and employer fined

    23 October 2013

    The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $15,800 for 12 underpaid workers in Sydney and fined one employer over $2,000.

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