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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Going on Holiday? Strikes at Australian Airports from 22 March – 1 April 2016!

Going on Holiday? Strikes at Australian Airports from 22 March – 1 April 2016!

Did you know that employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be holding labour strikes starting 22nd March 2016 to 1st April 2016?

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Andrew Emmott joins Visa Solutions Australia!

Andrew Emmott joins Visa Solutions Australia!

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Emmott has joined the team at Visa Solutions Australia in the role of Director (Immigration Services). Andrew is one of the most experienced Registered Migration Agents in Australia and has worked in the industry for over 18 years, with the most recent 7 years spent working with me at Interstaff.

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Major and minor changes to the 457s and ENS

Major and minor changes to the 457s and ENS

On Saturday 18 April 2015 the Federal Government announced a number of major and minor changes to the sponsored visa stream which affects employers across a range of industries.

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457 changes – April 2015

457 changes – April 2015

The Federal Government has made changes to the Subclass 457 visas. These changes action the recommendations in the 457 Integrity Review.

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Latest changes to immigration rules

Latest changes to immigration rules

Changes to the English language requirements for Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 visas came into effect from 18 April 2015. The change amends the requirements applicants must meet to satisfy the English language criteria while continuing to ensure that applicants have a sufficient level of English language ability to perform effectively in their nominated occupations. The amendment gives effect to a recommendation from an independent review conducted in 2014, the 457 Integrity Review. The required English test scores for 457 visas are now as follows:

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