Abolishing the 457 Visa

Abolishing the 457 Visa

The Australian Prime Minister has announced he is abolishing the 457 visa program for skilled migrants. Mr Turnbull said it remained critical to give businesses access to skilled staff.

“The 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically designed to recruit the best and the brightest in the national interest,” he said.

“The new visa will better target genuine skills shortages, including in regional Australia.”

The new visa program will include requirements around work experience, English language proficiency and labour market testing.