Employer Sponsored Visa


Overview: Employer sponsored visa permits local business owners and employers to engage overseas talented and skilled workers given there is a shortage of suitable skilled individuals in the local market.

Employer sponsored visa has following subclasses:

Subclass 482- Temporary skill shortage visa

This visa type allows employers to hire international skilled labor on designated positions where local talent fall short. Temporary skill shortage visa contains three streams. The short-term steam allows employers to nominate international workers on short-term bases. The nominated employee can stay and work in Australia up to 2 years. Medium term stream allows employers to sponsor international workers to stay and work in Australia for up to 4 years. Labor Agreement visa Stream allows overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia based on the terms of a labor agreement. The stay is usually up to 4 years. Each stream has its individual set of eligible criteria. For further details, please contact us.

Subclass 186 - employer nomination scheme visa

The ENS visa enables Australian businesses to find skilled workers from overseas with the intention to provide permanent, full time, or skilled position in their business. For Australian Business qualifying criteria please contact us. This visa can be applied under these 3 streams:

Direct Entry Stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

  1. you must be nominated by an Australian employer
  2. your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.
  3. you must have at least Competent English

Labour Agreement Stream

This visa lets skilled workers who are nominated by their employer live and work in Australia permanently. The Labour Agreement stream might be for you if you currently work, or will work, for an employer who is party to a labour agreement.

The employer must have a labour agreement (For more information on making an application for labour agreement please contact us)

Temporary Residence Transition Stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.
  1. You must hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa A, B or C
  2. Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least three years
  3. You must be nominated by your employer

Subclass 494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) provisional visa

This visa is designed for regional employers to identify labor shortages within their region, and sponsoring skilled workers. The stay under this visa is of 5 years with the PR pathway under Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (Subclass 191) category.

Basic Requirements:

  • You must have the necessary skills for the job
  • You must be nominated by an Australian employer
  • You must meet our health and character requirement


Please contact us for further details at +61 3 9007 0555