With a booming employment scene and welcoming culture, Australia has been a hub for skilled migrants. The employer sponsored visa makes it easier to employ overseas talent in Australia. This visa is a nomination stream which allows businesses across Australia to sponsor skilled workers from other countries. Nonetheless, the skilled workers are required to have a recognised academic qualification and industry related skills to work in Australia.
Visa Options and Types :
Not being a ‘one size fits all’ deal, the employer sponsored visa has various subclasses. The individuals can apply for,
- Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
- Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
- Training and Research visa (407) – Occupational Trainee Scheme
It is highly important to consider the right visa to suit your needs. At CECA, our consultants strive to give the best advice to achieve the desired results for you.
Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457):
This visa can allow the individual to work and live in Australia for 4 years, and also bring your family to work/study in the country. Under this subclass and with a work experience of 2 years under the same sponsor, the individuals can be nominated for permanent residency. The government has assigned the ‘Temporary Residence Transition Stream’ for the skilled migrants under this category. Moreover, the subclass 457 is available to individuals who appear on the CSOL (Consolidated Skilled Occupations List).
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187):
This subclass allows the local employers to fill the skill shortage in their businesses by sponsoring overseas skilled migrants for permanent residency. The scheme is only applicable to employers in designated regional areas of Australia. These Regional Certifying Bodies are gazetted by the Commonwealth Government and play a significant role in assessing visa applications under this subclass. The employer nominations in this category are assessed under the following criteria,
- Whether there is genuine need for the position or not
- Can the position be filled locally?
- Are the terms and conditions equivalent to Australian counterparts in the workplace?
Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186):
Whether as temporary residence transition or direct entry, this visa gives permanent residency to skilled migrants and their family. This subclass has following 3 streams,
- The Temporary Residence Transition stream
- The Direct Entry stream
- The Labour/Regional Migration Agreement stream
Eligibility for the Employer Sponsored Visas:
The assessment in age, skills, work experience, English language eligibility, character, health, training and salary is important for all applicants. At CECA, we provide a free assessment and determine which visa is best suitable for you. Primarily, the visa eligibility would depend on,
- Employer’s location and business
- Employer’s approval to sponsor overseas skilled migrants
- Work experience and expertise of the individual
- Type of job and salary being offered
At CECA, we are actively involved in skilled immigration processes and take pride in our services across Australia.