Employer Sponsored Working Visas
Australia offers a variety of visa options for people looking to live and work in Australia, and who have been offered a position by an Australian Employer. Employer Sponsored Working Visas are designed to help reduce staff shortages in business across various industries across Australia.
There are both temporary and permanent visa options available, all with different eligibility criteria and conditions.
For those wishing to live and work in Australia but without employee sponsorship there is also the potential option of General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visas.
Employer Sponsored Working Visas include:
Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482
In March 2019 the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482) replaced the previous Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457). This visa includes varying streams for those who are sponsored by an Australian Employer and in a role on the relevant occupation list.
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa Subclass 186
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa allows Australian employers to sponsor eligible employees for permanent visa to work in Australia (Direct Entry Stream).
Training Visa Subclass 407
For those looking to undertake workplace based occupational training or professional development, within Australia, there is the Training Visa Subclass 407.
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 494
The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa Subclass 494 allows skilled workers to live and work in a designated regional area of Australia, for up to 5 years.
For more information on Australian Employer Sponsored Visas visit the Point Migration Agency website.