With the introduction of the new changes, all existing Subclass 457 visa holders in Australia will remain unaffected. As for the employers, they will need to be aware of how the changes will impact the un-finalised Subclass 457 visa applications before the introduction of the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March of 2018.
Apart from that, employers will also require to consider their 457 visa holders' eligibility to qualify for the new TSS visa as well as eligibility for a permanent migration pathway, given these changes affect both temporary and permanent visa pathways.
The Subclass 457 visa abolished and replaced with a new TSS visa with specified Short and Medium term streams.
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