Australia, 22nd November: Australia 457 Visa Occupations List to be Cut, says the government of Australia in a recent move.
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Australia 457 Visa Occupations List to be Cut— Australia 457 Visa Occupations List to be Cut, says Australia government. Australia government announced this move for skilled immigrants. The list of jobs that foreign workers can fill under Australia 457 visa program is going to be cut soon.
Australia 457 Visa Occupations List to be Cut, announced Australian government.
Australia immigration minister Peter Dutton has maintained that the government will soon cut the list of occupations for skilled immigrants. The latest move comes following a push for increased restrictions from the Opposition.
He said that the list is being reviewed. As of now, the occupations list has around 650 occupations. The current occupations list is quite expansive. So, its going to be condensed, the immigration minister clarified. Its really hard to get people in regional areas of Australia, he added.
Australia occupations list—As per the Immigration Department of Australia, cooks were the most popular profession applied for by Australia primary visa holders. This was followed by restaurant or café manager positions.
The list includes occupations including journalists and teachers. These professions have experienced oversupply of workers. However, they are not among professions with highest rates of foreign workers having 457 visas.
Changes aimed at getting the balance right—Changes to Australia 457 visa skilled occupation list are aimed at getting the balance right. This was clarified by Dutton. There might not be shortages in some of the occupations currently on the list in some major Australian cities. Occupations, like cooks, have shortages in regional areas.
So, in some parts of Australia, its quite difficult to get a particular worker(for example in hospitality or a doctor), whatever may be the classification. And in other parts of Australia, there happens to be an abundance and majority of people are ready to work in capital cities/close to capital cities, he stated. Hence, its really hard to get people in regional areas of Australia.
Australia 457 visa program is quite controversial and he has already worked to tighten it up, he maintained.