03 July 2009

Salary changes for skilled migrants to Australia

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Salary requirements of all workers on the Australian Temporary Long Stay Business Visa (subclass 457) have changed recently, and there are more changes throughout the coming year.

Salary changes for visa holders

Increases have been made to Australian visa holders' minimum wage.

The first change, already in effect, is the increase by 4.1 per cent of the minimum salary level for all new and existing Temporary Long Stay Business Visa holders.

The second change, to be introduced in September 2009, is a market-based minimum salary for all new and existing Temporary Long Stay Business Visa (subclass 457) bringing these workers into line with Australian workers' wages and conditions.

The changes are part of a seven point plan announced in April by the Government to improve the integrity of the Temporary Long Stay Business Visa program.

The other five measures for the visa program are:

Take the free online skilled assessment to see if you are eligible to emigrate to Australia. 

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people emigrating to Australia.

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