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Posted on December 27 2023

Australia to launch New Skills in Demand Visa, to fill 800,000 job vacancies. Apply now!

By  Editor
Updated December 27 2023

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Australia’s new “Skills in demand” visa to fill 800,000 job vacancies


  • New visa “skills in demand” has been introduced by Australia.
  • This visa will address skills gaps in the nation by facilitating workforce in the nation.
  • Visa is valid for four year term and gives easy route to permanent residency in Australia.
  • Australia’s migration strategy reveals that the nation intends on halving its migrant intake over the next two years.


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Australia introduces "Skills in demand" visa to address labor shortages and fill job roles


In an effort to address skill gaps and enhance workforce in the labor market, Australia has introduced a new Skills in Demand visa which is set to replace the Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) visa. There are more than 800,000 job vacancies in the nation and through this visa candidates will be able to fill these vacancies. The new program will provide three different pathways, each catering to specific workforce needs.


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Targeted pathways under the skills in demand visa


Specialist Skills Pathway

This is designed for highly skilled migrants who are crucial to Australia’s productivity, this pathway requires a minimum wage of AUD 135,000, surpassing salaries of workers in Australia in the same occupations. All jobs will be eligible under this pathway except for machinery operators, trades workers, laborers, and drivers.


Core Skills Pathway

This pathway prioritizes candidates whose line of work aligns with the new core skills occupation list, which is identified by jobs and skills Australia facing shortages. Applicants must meet the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).


Essential Skills Pathway

This pathway is currently in development, and aims at workers earning less than AUD 70,000 and possesses essential skills.


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Details of the skills in demand visa

  • This visa offers four year validity term with clear routes to permanent residency.
  • A special feature which allows employees to switch employers while their visa is still valid, along with giving them 180 days to find a new sponsor.
  • A potential scheme is being looked into which would allow the firms cover the cost of recruiting overseas workers.
  • Efforts are being made into streamlining the accredited sponsor pathway, in order to make it easier for accredited sponsor to obtain migrant workers.
  • The specialist skills channel receives visas in 7 days, while other streams require 21 days.


Australian Government’s migration strategy

The Migration Strategy, released last week, outlines a comprehensive overview of the nation’s immigration system. Australia intends to halve its immigration intake over the next two years by implementing strict visa regulations for international students and low skilled workers.


Impact on Indians seeking relocation:


  • International students aspiring to pursue studies in Australia will have to pass more difficult English Proficiency Exams. This move is intended to guarantee students are proficient in English and to enhance their overall academic experience.
  • Second visa applications will have more scrutiny, especially those seeking extensions. This closer examination is in an effort to simplify immigration processes and assess the genuine intentions of those wishing to stay in the nation.


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