Permanent Employer-Sponsored Visa Program Reforms
At the 6th Annual CPD Immigration Law conference, held on 9 March 2012, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP announced changes to the Permanent Employer-Sponsored visa program. These changes will be implemented from 1 July 2012.
The changes are the result of a review of the permanent employer-sponsored program which was conducted during 2011. The visas affected are the permanent Employer Nomination Scheme, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme and Labour Agreements.
Labour Agreements and the Reforms to the Permanent Employer-Sponsored Visa Program ( 83KB PDF file)
Diagram of Changes (220KB PDF file)
Comparison Chart (255KB PDF file)
Age, Skill and English Language Exemptions ( 59KB PDF file)