September 24, 2019 no comment kartik

How can I find sponsorship jobs in Australia?

To receive a sponsorship visa in Australia, your job must be listed on the skilled occupation list. So if you’re on a working holiday visa or a student visa and want to get onto a skilled visa or sponsored visa, you must have the relevant experience for a role on the list.

The skilled occupation lists are changed regularly depending on what skill-shortage the country is facing at any given time.

For up to date information and to verify if your occupation is on the skilled occupation list, head to the Department of Home Affairs’ website.


Who can sponsor you?

When looking for sponsored jobs or a sponsorship visa in Australia, it’s important to know whether your employer is able to sponsor you. It isn’t enough that your occupation is on the skilled list. Employers in Australia who wish to sponsor employees must also meet strict eligibility criteria.

In order to be eligible to sponsor their employees, employers must become an approved business sponsor. In order to do this, they must:

–    Be lawfully operating in Australia

–    Be able to demonstrate a strong record of, or a demonstrated commitment to, employing local labour

–    Have no relevant adverse information against them to the Australian Government’s knowledge

If a sponsorship is a non-negotiable factor of your job search, you should ask employers if they are an approved business sponsor prior to accepting any job offer.


How long does it take to get a sponsored visa?

Processing times vary according to many factors, including how busy the Department is and how many applications need to be processed. Generally speaking however, a standard application for a TSS visa (subclass 482, formerly known as the 457 visa) with no major complications should take around 1-2 months to process.


How long can I stay in Australia on a sponsored visa?

The Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) Visa is available in three streams: short term stream, medium term stream and a labour agreement stream.

The short-term stream allows a worker to stay in the country for two years and a medium-term visa allows nominated employees to live and work in the country for up to four years. The Labour Agreement Stream generally allows employees to be sponsored under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) or the Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186). The outcome and length of visa is decided on a case by case basis.


Can I get permanent residence without a 457 visa or a TSS visa?

Providing that you meet the eligibility criteria, you could be nominated for permanent residence by an Australian employer via the direct entry stream to the Employer Nomination Scheme (186 Visa) OR the Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme visa (187 visa).  To be eligible for these, you must have at least 3 years full-time post qualification work experience, have been offered a 2-year contract and be paid at least the market salary rate for your nominated occupation.


Do you have any other questions about Australian sponsorship visas?

For expert advice on sponsorship visas, permanent residence or Australian citizenship OR if you would like us to assess you or a potential employer for a visa, please contact our team of immigration experts today.

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