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The Skilled and Business Migration Program aims to attract and help new migrants settle in Melbourne, which helps your business easily access the best global talent.

You can connect with global talent through the following ways.


As an employer, you can connect with global talent through SkillSelect – the Australian Government’s online system for administering key visas in its skilled migration program.

SkillSelect requires people who want to migrate to Australia under the Skill Stream of Australia's migration program to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). As well as applying for independent visas, intending migrants can also use SkillSelect to express interest in finding an employer who will sponsor them.

dumplingsYou can use SkillSelect to find valuable information and search for prospective employees for the jobs you need filled.

You can search for key selection criteria such as experience, qualifications, English language skills and willingness to work in regional areas.

Through SkillSelect, you can identify and contact prospective employees and discuss possible employment and sponsorship opportunities.

You will need to register with SkillSelect to search its database. Registering for SkillSelect is free.


Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

When employing overseas talent, it’s important to check that they have work rights. You can use the Department of Home Affairs' Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service to check if your potential employee can live, work and study in Australia.

Employers are responsible for employing workers who can legally work in Australia.

You need to check if an employee can legally work in Australia, even if you source them via a contractor, or labour hire company, for both paid and unpaid work.

You could face penalties for hiring an illegal worker even if you claim you didn’t know the worker was not allowed to work in Australia.

Visit the VEVO website to learn more.