Does anyone have experience with sponsoring a worker so they are granted permission to stay in the country? I have a casual worker who is good and would do a good job in a permanent position i have available. If i move them into the permanent position they will require sponsorship as their current visa expires in 2012. I am seeking insight as to is it a painful process to sponsor a worker (cost, paper work, etc.)
Does anyone have any experience, stories or advice?