The End of the 457 Visa and the Start of the Temporary Skills Shortage Visa
Fragomen gave a detailed overview of the TTS visa and associated changes, including the Skilling Australians Fund Levy and impact on permanent migration pathway at the FEM Brisbane Chapter Meeting on 15th May, 2018.
Brisbane Chapter Meeting on the 15th May 2018 was titled “The End of the 457 Visa and the Start of the Temporary Skills Shortage Visa " and hosted by Fragomen.
Ben Lear partner at Fragomen gave a detailed overview and facilitated a discussion with the Brisbane participants as each major point surrounding the Temporary Skills Shortage visa and associated changes, including the Skilling Australians Fund Levy and impact on permanent migration pathways.
With the legislation now finally released, it is clear that this is the most extensive change to employer sponsored migration in many years and the complexity of the changes have the potential for far reaching implications to recruitment and mobility practices into Australia. Much of the discussion was on this, the changes that have been or are being implemented by our corporate community.
The was lots of sharing of experiences and practical, strategic recommendations from attendees and immigration experts alike.
Points for discussion will included:
- Benefits of accreditation - enhancements by the Department of Home Affairs with the aim to enable faster processing of the TSS visas and nominations;
- The importance of understanding and meeting sponsor obligations within the framework of Departments increased compliance focus;
- Restrictions on renewals for employees in occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and impact on workforce planning;
- Impact of Labour Market Testing provisions on Intra Company Transfers and renewals for incumbents;
- The need for reassessment of recruitment practises, remuneration structures and employment contract provisions, costs of mobility and involvement of legal teams in immigration.
Fragomen shared the link to their dedicated Australian Immigration Reforms microsite for further information .
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