457 Visa Holders – Do You Still Have a Pathway to Permanent Residence?

If your employer has complied with its obligations as a subclass 457 sponsor, then the good news is that the Government has actually been quite kind! A lot of people who currently hold a subclass 457 visa will find that their pathway to permanent residence has been protected. Do either of these scenarios apply to you? You held a 457 visa on 18 April 2017 AND you still hold that visa or a related 457/TSS visa/bridging visa or You applied…

Visa Rule Changes – Information for Employers

The Australian government has made significant changes in the 2017-2018 budget, which will directly affect companies in Australia who sponsor foreign workers. Introduction of the Skilling Australians Fund Levy From March 2018, employers sponsoring foreign workers on certain skilled visas will be required to pay a Skilling Australians Fund Levy which will replace the current Training Benchmark arrangements. At this point, the government has said that this levy will apply to the new Temporary Skilled Shortage visa (TSS) , the…