CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

On 12 June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen.

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CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

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AUSTRALIA – Proposed Changes to Skilled Migration Lists

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is currently undergoing a public submissions process to review proposed changes to the Short and Medium Long Term Strategic Skills Occupation Lists and the Regional Occupations List.

AUSTRALIA – Proposed Changes to Skilled Migration Lists

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IRELAND – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

Effective 26 March 2018, the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018 introduce several changes, including an important new documentary requirement and an expansion of the occupations qualifying for intra-company transfers.

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IRELAND – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Eugene F Collins and The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

AUSTRALIA – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

On 15 March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published the Migration Legislation Amendment which implements the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa, and which is effective 18 March 2018.

However, the legislation to implement the new Skilling Australians Fund levy (“Training Levy”) has not yet been passed by Parliament. Therefore, the existing training benchmarks for employers sponsoring foreign workers on both temporary and permanent visas will apply to the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa initially.

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AUSTRALIA – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase and Visa Executive.

AUSTRALIA – Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On 19 February 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published further clarification of the various changes to the skilled visa regulations planned for March 2018, including more details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) “TSS” visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa.

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AUSTRALIA – Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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AUSTRALIA – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On 11 January 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published clarification of various recent and upcoming changes to the skilled visa regulations, including new details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa in March 2018.

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AUSTRALIA – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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AUSTRALIA – Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

The Department of Employment is commencing public consultation on potential changes to the Department of Immigration’s new occupation lists, the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

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AUSTRALIA – Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Visa Executive and Newland Chase.