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Enterprise Migration Agreements

An Enterprise Migration Agreement is a custom-designed, project-wide migration arrangement for large scale resource projects.

An Enterprise Migration Agreement is negotiated with either the project owner or prime contractor of a resources project and acts as an umbrella migration arrangement for the project.

To be eligible to apply for an Enterprise Migration Agreement, resource projects must have capital expenditure of more than AUD 2 billion and a peak workforce of more than 1500 workers.

An Enterprise Migration Agreement will set out the number of overseas workers who can be engaged on the project, why they are required, and the training commitments that must be met by the project owner.

Contracting employers, with the endorsement of the Enterprise Migration Agreement holder, will sign template Labour Agreements that sit under the Enterprise Migration Agreement. This ensures that the direct employer is responsible for the sponsorship obligations of the overseas workers.

What is the application process?

To access an Enterprise Migration Agreement, a project owner or prime contractor will need to prepare a submission outlining why the project requires an Enterprise Migration Agreement to meet skill needs.

This submission, along with the relevant stakeholder feedback on the submission, will form the basis for negotiations with government and a departmental brief to the Minister for his decision on the approval or otherwise of the Enterprise Migration Agreement.

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