By Albert Fang
Did you hear the news? There have been proposed changes to the Employer-Sponsored migration program in Australia, expected to be implemented on 25 November 2023. These changes provide a shorter pathway to permanent residency for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holders after just two years of working with their sponsors, reduced from three years. This is indeed significant and will certainly boost confidence in the Employer Sponsored visa program to attract more talent from overseas.
This positive development aligns with the Government’s strategy to strengthen the skilled migration program. However, it’s important to keep in mind that such timelines and immigration policies can be subject to change or revision. Our team of professionals are closely monitoring any further development in this space, we’re here to keep you updated about what official sources and channels are saying, and we’ll be sure to pass on any further details, specific changes or requirements that will be implemented.
Also, we expect the Skilled Occupation List in its current complex form will be consolidated and streamlined – meaning all occupations on the Skilled Migration List will have the option of transitioning to permanent residency following these changes.
Don’t be shy about asking questions on this complex topic if you’re a sponsor or a permanent residency seeker. FCB Smart Visa is here to give you guidance on updates to the pathway to permanent residency. Simply reach out to Smart Visa’s expert team today.