Construction Industry Visas
Corporate Immigration

Construction Industry Visas

If you manage a construction or development company in South East Queensland and interested in employing
foreign skilled workers, there are many factors you need to consider.

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Considerations

  • The specific trade you are requiring (carpenter, electrician, etc.)
  • The foreign worker has completed a recognized Safety Induction Course or can do so
  • The application has been approved by a Skilled Assessor under the Australian Recognition Framework
  • The foreign worker has the correct visa to legally work on a construction and building sites

Within the construction industry these checks are taken very seriously due to the nature of work and safety requirements.  As with employing any foreign worker, the onus is on the employer to check that the worker is allowed to legally work in Australia.

At Mygration Australia we have a qualified team whom can assist with the process of hiring foreign workers for your construction and building company by providing a number of services including:

  • Visa checks
  • Administration for visa processing
  • Sponsorship requirements
  • Assisting with sourcing approved skilled worker applicants

If you would like to arrange a consultation about the services we can offer your company and making the process of hiring foreign workers as smooth as possible, contact our office today. Alternatively, if you are a skilled worker interested in working in Australia in the construction industry you can view more information below.

construction industry

If you manage a construction or development company in South East Queensland and interested in employing
foreign skilled workers, there are many factors you need to consider.

South East Queensland’s construction industry is one of the busiest in Australia with Brisbane and the Gold Coast seen as prime locations for development companies due to its ever increasing population. The construction industry is always in need of experienced and qualified tradesmen with many companies sourcing workers from overseas to fill the skills shortage.

If you are skilled in any of the following trades, you may be eligible to apply for a 457 Skilled Workers Visas with a possibility of either being sponsored by your employer or granted a 12-month extension:

  • Carpenter
  • Builder
  • Painter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Joiners
  • Concreters
  • Bricklayers
  • Decorators

There are currently just under 900,000 active trades people working in this industry across Australia with many of the occupations frequently mentioned on the Australian Government’s Occupation in Demand list which is regularly updated.

Visas that mainly apply to the occupations listed above include:

  • Temporary 457 Employer sponsored visas
  • Permanent 186 Employer nomination visas
  • Permanent Regional Employer nomination visas

Mygration is based in South East Queensland with an office in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast with registered and qualified migration agents experienced in visa applications in the construction industry for both workers and employees.

Contact a migration agent today to speak about your visa eligibility within the construction industry.

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