How the migration shake-up affected Justin’s transition from a 457 to Permanent Residency

How the migration shake-up affected Justin’s transition from a 457 to Permanent Residency

Many people who dream of a new life in Australia, will go to great lengths to ensure it becomes a reality. Justin Vella, who’s from Durban in South Africa endured a 15 month wait for his permanent residency when he moved across from a 457 visa. There are much-debated impending changes surrounding migration and visas and this is what led to the delay.

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What should I do now the 457 has been abolished?

What should I do now the 457 has been abolished?

The Federal Government has made major changes which will affect users and holders of the sub class 457 visa. Managing Director of VSA Dan Engles said the changes will make accessing temporary skilled labour for international markets more difficult. "The problem is that some existing 457 holders may be trapped with existing employers because new nominations are not being approved from those occupations, removed from the list" "This announcement is a reaction to the politics around skilled migration in recent years as opposed to any significant flaws in the 457 visa system." Those in the offshore sectors will find that occupations where they've been able to fill gaps with skilled workers have now been removed. Vessels coming to Australia for resource projects will struggle to fill key positions. Maritime professionals are already in international short supply and companies will struggle to fill these roles."

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Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Over the past two years, a tightening of the economy has meant that employers have been able to take their pick from home grown talent rather than sponsor an oversea candidate. But there are still certain roles or types of industries which are in demand in Australia. Companies are still recruiting workers on the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) which is commonly known as just a 457 visa.

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What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

One of the most popular routes into Australia is via a sponsored 457 visa. This Temporary Work visa aims to address genuine skills shortages in the Australian labour market by bringing people from overseas who have skills which are in demand. But employers using the 457 program, must become approved business sponsors and abide by certain obligations set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. There are penalties for not complying with the regulations. Visa Solutions Australia can guide employers through the sponsorship approval process and advise them of their obligations as a 457 sponsor.

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How to transition from a 457 visa to permanent residency

How to transition from a 457 visa to permanent residency

If you’re in Australia on a 457 visa and want to make it your home, and plan for your long-term future, the likelihood is you’ll want to gain permanent residency status.

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Sponsorship Accreditation 457 visa Employers

Sponsorship Accreditation 457 visa Employers

Sponsorship Accreditation changes from 1 July 2016

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