Richard Harrison gives the ACA’s perspective
Immigrant talent is generally very highly motivated in our industry because architecture is above all a creative skill.
Consultation on the government’s immigration white paper has just ended. The ACA has represented the architectural profession’s response with a measure of relief but also some concerns.
The main concern is that, currently, work visas are awarded for three years and can be renewed on a discretionary basis. We believe the proposed one-year visas are both impractical and a serious disincentive.
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