Australian politician Bill Shorten confirms my own view that the 457 visa announcement was dramatised for political purposes, calling the announcement of axing the 457 visa by Mr Turnbull as nothing more than “cosmetic” and a “con-job”.
Wow, when we started this membership site a year and a half ago there were only just over 1000 advertised sponsored jobs available in Australia. Now, we have well over 3000 advertised sponsored jobs, even after the 457 visa changes and announcement of cancelling the visa. This should be very encouraging for you as a sponsored job seeker.
It was a bit uncertain how the latest 457 visa news was going to affect the number of sponsored jobs being advertised in the past week; however, it was a pleasant surprise to see that there were more jobs than average, compared to jobs posted over the past 7 weeks! This is an excellent sign and just confirms my theory that apart from the jobs that have been removed from the list of qualifying occupations, there is still a demand for overseas talent, and Australian employers are still targeting people for employer sponsorship.
A lot of questions have been asked since the announcement of scrapping the 457 visa yesterday, and I wanted to answer some of them for you immediately, to help you work out whether you will still qualify for sponsorship in Australia.
I wanted to do a quick post before you go into panic mode about the talk of Australia scrapping the 457 visa, so you have a clearer idea of what is happening and what this means to you. I will keep you informed as more information is released about these changes, but for now, it is important for you to understand the changes and Australia’s plans for employer sponsorship, moving forward.