WA Construction Visa Subsidy Program

CVSP Western Australia

The Construction Visa Subsidy Program (CVSP) has been introduced by Migration WA to address the soaring demand for skilled workers within the construction industry in Western Australia (WA).

Under the CVSP, eligible construction companies and skilled migrants may access subsidy payments of up to $10,000. These payments are intended to provide financial support to entities operating in the construction sector, as well as to skilled migrant workers who meet the criteria.


Who is Eligible?

Both Western Australian employers and skilled migrants in Western Australia may be eligible to receive the subsidies under the CVSP.


CVSP Employer Sponsored Stream

Western Australian businesses must have their headquarters, and actively engage in building and construction activities within Western Australia, in order to be eligible. The foreign workers must be nominated in the eligible occupations for the following visa subclasses:

  • 482 Visa: Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa
  • 494 Visa: Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • 186 Visa: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa

The Western Australian business must apply for CVSP through its Employer Sponsored stream. To receive a Milestone 1 payment, you must declare your intent is to become a sponsor with the Department of Home Affairs and confirm your commitment to sponsoring skilled migrant(s). If you are looking for more information about how to become a CVSP employer, please refer to one of our posts.


CVSP State Nomination stream

For foreign workers to be eligible to receive payments under the CVSP, they must have already been granted with one of the eligible occupations through WA’s State Nominated Migration Program the following visa subclasses:

  • 190 Visa: Skilled Nominated Visa
  • 491 Visa: Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa

You may claim a Milestone 1 payment with the visa grants. To receive payments of the subsequent milestones, you must be employed by a business headquartered in Western Australia and actively involved in building and construction industry in Western Australia. Please refer to one of our posts if you want to find more about how to become a CVSP independent skilled migrant.


If CVSP Grants

Eligible employers can receive payments of up to $10,000 per skilled migrant at three milestone points:

  • Milestone 1 – $2,000
  • Milestone 2 – $4,000
  • Milestone 3 – $4,000

Eligible offshore skilled migrants, will receive payments of up to $10,000 at two milestone points:

  • Milestone 1 – $5,000
  • Milestone 2 – $5,000

Eligible onshore skilled migrants when the CVSP commences, will receive reduced payments to account for the lower expenses:

  • Milestone 1 – $2,500
  • Milestone 2 – $2,500

By providing substantial financial support and streamlining the migration process, the CVSP is poised to attract and retain skilled migrants, thereby promoting the sustained growth of Western Australian construction businesses. Should you have any assistance, please feel free to contact us now!

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