Employer Sponsored Visa
This visa category, along with those related to an actual job offer, is currently given the highest priority by the Australian Government.
1. Employer Nomination Scheme ENS - Permanent
This visa enables employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to fill skilled vacancies in their business. Skilled workers can be recruited either from overseas, or from people temporarily in Australia.
Employers must be lawfully operating in Australia, provide the employee with an offer of permanent employment and meet the minimum salary level.
2. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme RSMS - Permanent
This visa enables employers in regional and low population growth areas of Australia to sponsor highly skilled workers either from overseas, or from people temporarily in Australia to fill skilled vacancies in their business. Employers must be lawfully operating in Australia, and the position must provide full time employment in Australia for two years. Conditions of employment and wages must comply with Australian legislation and awards.
3. Business (Long Stay) visa (subclass 457)
A program for employers to sponsor approved skilled workers to work in Australia on a temporary visa. Employees can work in Australia for 3 months to 4 years with possibility of extension. This is a temporary visa which offers a pathway to a permanent visa.