For Employer – WA Construction Visa Subsidy Program

CSVP Employer

Construction businesses operating in Western Australia have the opportunity to benefit from the Construction Visa Subsidy Program (CVSP). To apply for the CVSP, you will need to follow the steps as summarized below.

If you are looking for more information about the CVSP, please refer to one of our posts.

Step 1: Claiming Milestone 1 under CVSP

Milestone 1 Claim for a Single Migrant:

Milestone 1 Claims for Two (2) to Five (5) Migrants, or a Total of Five:

    1. Complete the CVSP Employer Sponsored Stream Milestone 1 form.
    2. Agree to the terms and conditions of the CVSP.
    3. Declare your intent to become a sponsor with the Department of Home Affairs and confirm your commitment to sponsoring skilled migrants in the upcoming future.
    4. Draft a concise outline of your planned and upcoming construction projects, including details of the occupations in which your sponsored skilled migrants will be employed.
    5. Submit the completed claim form, ensuring all required information is included.

Milestone 1 Claims for Six (6) or More Skilled Migrants:

    1. Complete the CVSP Employer Sponsored Stream Milestone 1 form.
    2. Agree to the terms and conditions of the CVSP.
    3. Provide evidence of your registration as a sponsor with the Department of Home Affairs.
    4. Draft a comprehensive business plan that demonstrates the necessity for additional skilled workers, including details about the occupations in which your sponsored skilled migrants will be employed.
    5. Draft your strategies and plans for onboarding and supporting the skilled migrants you intend to sponsor.
    6. Submit the completed claim form, ensuring all required information is included.

 

Step 2: Identifying and Connecting with Skilled Migrants

If you have not yet identified a skilled migrant you wish to sponsor, the next step is to register your details to gain access to the Skilled Migrant Employment Register (SMER). The SMER is an online registry to connect employers with skilled migrants actively seeking employment opportunities in WA. It provides information about their preferred occupation, current location, and employment intentions. For additional support during the visa application process, you may also consider engaging the services of Immigration Lawyers.

 

Step 3: Becoming an Standard Business Sponsor

This step involves becoming an official sponsor through the Department of Home Affairs.

 

Step 4: Select the Appropriate Visa for Your Skilled Migrant

Once you have successfully become a sponsor, the next phase entails collaborating with your chosen skilled migrant and/or a Migration Agent to determine the most suitable visa category for the individual(s) concerned. The nomination and visa applications must be lodged at this stage.

 

Step 5: Claim Your Second Payment with Milestone 2

Once the visa(s) have been approved and granted, you are eligible to receive a second payment under the CVSP. To do so, complete the Milestone 2 Claim Form.

 

Step 6: Claim Your Final Payment with Milestone 3

After your skilled migrant has commenced employment with your organization and received the first payslip, you can claim for your final payment by completing and submitting the Milestone 3 Claim Form.

 

The CVSP, through substantial financial support and streamlined migration processes, aims to attract and retain skilled migrants, fostering the continuous growth of construction businesses in Western Australia. If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


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