The Department of Home Affairs has finally set a date for the expansion of the employer-sponsored visa permanent residency program. This refrom is expected to take place on 25 November 2023. This is part of the government’s plan to improve the skilled migration program. The goal is to transform and strengthen the program to better meet the long-term needs of the country.
The changes will make it easier for employers to sponsor skilled workers for permanent residency, in both the short term skilled occupation list and the medium to long term skilled occupation list.
These changes will benefit both the workers and the economy.
Key Points to Consider ;
The ENS reforms will pave the way for short-term TSS 482 visa holders to now obtain permanent residency under the 186 TRT stream of the ENS visa program. The changes will include: All TSS SC 482 visa holders will be eligible for ENS visas sponsored by their employers, but they must continue to work in the nominated occupation. After two years of sponsorship on a TSS visa by their employer, sponsored visa holders will be eligible for ENS TRT, provided they meet all other nomination and visa requirements for the TRT stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme visa. In the interim, the limit on Short Term stream TSS visa applications that can be made onshore has been removed.
These changes offer a great opportunity for skilled workers to settle in Australia, provided they meet the criteria for the ENS visa program.
How We Can Help
At First Class Migration Australia, we understand that navigating these changes can be overwhelming. Our team of highly experienced migration agents are here to guide you through the evolving migration policies, offering personalised advice to maximize your chances of successful migration. We stay up to date with the latest developments and provide timely advice to ensure you make informed decisions.