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Australia to launch proposed New Temporary Work Visa Categories soon

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 15, Nov 2017

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Australian government shall soon launch the new Temporary Work Visa categories announced in April 2017. These new temporary work visa categories will replace the popular Subclass 457 visa, which was abolished by the Oz government in the month of April this year.

The 457 visa was largely popular among the skilled workers across the world and hence, its abolition shocked most of the Australian visa and immigration aspirants. However, at the same time, government also announced the new temporary work visa categories as a replacement to the abolished visa.

New Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa shall be launched soon

The DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) will introduce the new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa in April 2018. Hence, the new TSS visa is just few months away from the launch. The TSS Visa program will be divided into two main visa categories, i.e.

  • Short Term visa for up to 2 years
Under this category, the short term visa holders will have the option to apply for the second visa, depending on their continuing job offer status.
  • Medium term visa for up to 4 years

The visa holders under this category will have the option to apply for permanent residency as well after 3 years of employment in Australia. However, the sponsorship for the visa will also be required from the employer. Hence, the new visa program replacing the old 457 visa shall also provide the permanent residence pathway to the skilled workers.

Protection of the workers under new visa category

The steps are being taken in advance to ensure the protection of the skilled workers will be coming to Australia under new temporary work visa categories. The Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia has advised the government to ensure that skilled workers coming to Australia under the new TSS visa program are protected from exploitation or abuse of any kind.

As per the head of the council, foreign workers are crucial assets for the economy of Australia; hence, the government has a responsibility to provide the proper security and protection to the immigrant workers coming to Australia under new visa categories. The chairperson of the council also said that it is important to let the community know about migrants contribution in the society and economy of the Australia, in order to ensure the safety and welfare of the migrant workers.

Interested in applying for Australian Work or PR Visa Categories

If you wish to apply for the work or Permanent Residence Visa categories in Australia, you may get in touch with MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) accredited Australia Migration expert to receive the inclusive visa and immigration process assistance.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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