Several visa options are available for the employer sponsorship program. Through this program, Australian businesses can nominate highly skilled overseas workers to fill the positions that cannot be filled locally. Some of the most common visa sub classes under this program are:

subclass ENS - 186

Employer Nomination Scheme visa – Direct entry stream

To be eligible for this visa subclass, an applicant must be nominated by an Australian employer, the applicant’s occupation must be on the relevant skilled occupations list and must have a competent level of English. The visa allows the applicants to live and work in Australia indefinitely.

subclass ENS - 186

Employer nomination Scheme visa – Temporary residence transition stream

A nominated applicant who has held a 457, TSS or a related bridging visa A, B or C and have worked for the employer full-time for at least three years can apply for this visa subclass

subclass RSMS - 187

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa - Direct entry stream

An applicant nominated by the employer to live and work in regional Australia is eligible to apply for this visa subclass. The applicant must also fulfill the English requirement (competent level) and must have their occupation listed in the relevant skilled occupation list.

subclass RSMS - 187

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa - Temporary residence transition stream

This visa is for applicants who hold a 457, TSS or a relevant bridging visa A, B or C and have been nominated by their employer to work in regional Australia. The applicant must have worked full-time for at least three years at the time of application.

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Temporary Skill Shortage

Under this subclass, an employer can sponsor a suitably skilled worker in a role which cannot be filled in by an Australian citizen. There are mainly four streams under this subclass:

An applicant can stay for up to two years (up to four years if the International Trade obligation applies) in Australia. The occupation must be on the short-term skilled occupation list.

An applicant can stay for up to four years in Australia. The occupation must be on either the Medium and Long-Term Strategic List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)

The visa is particularly for skilled workers nominated by an employer who has a Labour Agreement. This visa allows the application to live in Australia for up to four years.

This visa is for family members of applicant who hold subclass 457 and TSS visas who are separately applying for their visa.

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