Employer-sponsored visas in Australia include the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa subclass 482, the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa subclass 186, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa subclass 187, and the Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 494. These visas allow employers in Australia to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to fill specific positions within their businesses.
Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa subclass 482: This visa allows employers to sponsor skilled workers for up to four years. It has three streams: the Short-Term stream (for occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List), the Medium-Term stream (for occupations on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List), and the Labor Agreement stream (for occupations specified in a labor agreement with the Australian government).
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa subclass 186: This visa is a permanent residency visa that allows employers to sponsor skilled workers for permanent residence. There are three streams: the Direct Entry stream (for applicants who have not held a TSS visa or have held it for less than three years), the Temporary Residence Transition stream (for applicants who have held a TSS visa in the Medium-Term stream for at least three years), and the Agreement stream (for applicants nominated by an employer under a labor agreement).
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa subclass 187: This visa was designed to encourage migration to regional areas of Australia. However, from November 16, 2019, the RSMS visa subclass 187 has been closed to new applications. It has been replaced by the Subclass 494 Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa.
Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 494: This visa is a regional visa that allows employers in designated regional areas to sponsor skilled workers for up to five years. After working for at least three years in the nominated position and meeting other requirements, visa holders may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the Subclass 191 – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa.
It’s important to note that the visa requirements and eligibility criteria for employer-sponsored visas may change over time. Therefore, it’s recommended to contact us for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding these visa subclasses.