The recent announcements regarding changes to Australia’s skilled visa programmes which came into effect from 19 April 2017 currently have no impact on the labour agreement programme.
At this time:
- existing labour agreements remain in effect;
- existing visa holders are not impacted unless they apply for another visa impacted by the changes outside of the labour agreement programme;
- new nominations lodged and related visa applications not impacted – including applications for occupations which have been ‘removed’ from the standard programme or are now subject to a caveat in the standard programme but remain specified in your agreement.
Extract from MIA.