The Australian Government’s Visa Wizard can help you find the right visa.
Some employer nominated visa options are explained below.
The Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa is a temporary visa between one day and four years. This visa enables employers to sponsor overseas skilled workers when they are unable to fill skilled positions from within the local labour market.
Employers must be approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to sponsor overseas workers under this scheme. View detailed information on sponsors of the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa.
To be eligible for nomination under this visa:
Detailed information about the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) enables employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to fill skilled vacancies in their businesses. Employers can employ skilled workers from overseas, or temporary residents who are living and working in Australia.
The Employer Nomination Scheme visa gives an overseas skilled worker permanent residence in Australia.
Detailed information about the Employer Nomination Scheme visa
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who currently live and work in Australia.
The RSMS enable employers in the Northern Territory, who cannot fill vacancies from within the local labour market, to employ skilled overseas workers.
RSMS is part of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa program.
Read detailed information on the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa
The Training and Research visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake occupational training, conduct or observe research as a visiting academic or participate in a professional development program.
The Training and Research visa has three streams:
Detailed information on the Training and Research visa
A labour agreement is a formal arrangement negotiated between an employer and the Australian Government and will only be considered where a genuine skills shortage exists and there are no suitably qualified or experienced Australians readily available.
Detailed information on the Labour Agreements
Enterprise migration agreements are custom-designed, project-wide arrangements for large scale resource projects designed to help ensure the peak workforce needs of large scale projects are met, easing capacity constraints and ensuring economic and employment benefits are realised.
Further information on Enterprise Migration Agreements
A Regional Migration Agreement is an agreement between the Australian Government and a state or territory government, local council, or another local stakeholder designed to facilitate increased labour flows to regional areas experiencing acute labour shortages, in particular, regions that are isolated from large populations and do not have Australian skills and labour available. The agreements will specify the occupations, numbers and visa requirements for the sponsorship of workers from outside Australia to certain regional locations.
Further information on Regional Migration Agreements
The Seasonal Worker Program is one of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Special Program visa categories. It allows employers, who are approved as Special Program Sponsors, to sponsor people from eligible countries to work as seasonal workers.
East Timor, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu have Memoranda of Understanding agreements in place with the Australian government for the Seasonal Worker Program.
Further information on the Seasonal Worker Program