Some very positive changes have been announced!
The government has declared that by the end of 2023, all holders of the 482 visa will have a pathway to be sponsored by their employers for permanent residence in Australia.
After two years, employers will be able to sponsor 482 visa holders through visa subclass 186.
The specific occupations list you are on will not matter – even those on the short-term occupations list will have the opportunity to be sponsored for permanent residence.
This represents fantastic news for many individuals who previously lacked a pathway to permanent residency.
Furthermore, this policy will enable Australia to retain the skills it requires and to fill roles that cannot be filled locally.
As these changes are being released, please ensure that you stay fully updated with all the correct information.