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Breaking: Permanent Residence for 482 Visas on Short-Term Occupations, Salary Threshold Increase

The Government announced today its first major change of the Skilled migration program in years. By the end of 2023, Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482 ) Short-term stream visa holders will have a pathway to permanent residency.

Under the current settings, Subclass 482 visa holders with a Short-term stream occupation do not have a pathway to permanent residence. The only exception to this rule is those who remained in Australia during the pandemic.

According to the Minister for Immigration, Andrew Giles, "providing pathways to permanent residency for workers on Temporary Skill Shortage visas is another step towards ending the ‘permanently temporary’ limbo."

The Government will also increase the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from $53,900 to $70,000 from July 1 2023. The TSMIT sets the minimum salary which may be paid to overseas workers under employer-sponsored visas, including the Subclass 482, 494 and 186 visas.

Frozen since 2013, around 90% of all full-time jobs in Australia are now paid more than the current TSMIT. The increase is aimed to maintain the integrity of the Australia’s skilled migration system and protect Australian workers.

It is important to note that the legislation which will facilitate these measures is yet to be published. It is not yet known how current holders with a salary below the TSMIT might be affected by the increase. ImmiUpdates will publish more information as it comes to hand.

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Elan Rysher is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Student Counsellor. He is the main Writer for ImmiUpdates and the founder of Rysher Migration. Elan has many years of experience working in immigration, finance and health. Being a former migrant himself, Elan is passionate about helping others fulfil their Australian dream.


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