Employer Sponsored Visa
This visa allows highly skilled workers nominated by their employer to live and work permanently in Australia. Through employer sponsorship programs, Australian companies are able to sponsor skilled workers overseas to fill a gap Australians cannot fill locally. There are a number of temporary and permanent visas that allow you to work and live in Australia.
Temporary Skill Shortage Visas
The employer-sponsored Visa 482 allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia for an approved company for a maximum of four years. This temporary visa allows applicants to include family members in the visa. Upon completion of a temporary skills shortage (subclass 482) visa in Australia for three years, workers and their families will be eligible for transfer to permanent residence.
Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas
Permanent Visas Subclass 186 (ENS) and Subclass 187 (RSMS) allow permanent foreign workers to live and work permanently in Australia. Visas of subclasses 186 and 187 visas have three streams.
DIRECT ENTRY STREAM (Subclass 186):
For candidates who are formally qualified or have sufficient experience in a suitable job and place. This visa allows highly skilled workers nominated by an Australian employer to live and work permanently in Australia. The basic criteria to be eligible for this visa is that you must have at least proficient English, be nominated by an Australian employer and the occupation must be on the relevant list of skilled occupations high.
Labour Agreement STREAM VISA (Subclass)
For 457 or TSS 482 visa holders who have worked for at least two or three years to nominate their employer. This visa allows highly skilled workers nominated by an Australian employer to live and work permanently in Australia. This visa is for people who are currently working or will be working for an employer that is a party to a labour agreement. The employer must have a labour agreement plan to appoint foreign employees for this visa
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM VISA (Subclass 186)
For employer-sponsored applicants under an employment contract. It allows highly skilled workers nominated by an Australian employer to live and work permanently in Australia. The basic criteria for this visa are that you must hold a 57, TSS or A, B, or C visa and have worked full time for the designated employer for at least three years.