Opinion: Pacific meatworkers – from PLS to TSS

Stephen Howes explains to Beef Central the PLS to TSS pathway to permanent residency now available to Pacific meat workers.

The meat industry has industry-specific access to the TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa through the Meat Industry Labour Agreement (MILA). If PLS workers can, via the MILA, get onto the TSS visa, they can stay in Australia for another four years without any requirement that they leave the country first. They can also bring their family with them (and their partner will have unrestricted work rights).

Moreover, after three years they can transition to an Employer Nomination Scheme (186) permanent resident visa.

30 August 2022

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