Employers in Australia have a range of visa options to sponsor skilled workers. Employer-sponsored visas offer a valuable solution for employers facing skills shortages, allowing them to tap into a broader pool of candidates and local businesses to benefit from the international experience of highly skilled individuals.
These visas not only fulfil immediate workforce needs but also provide a pathway to residency for skilled employees. By leveraging these visa programs, employers can bridge the gap in their workforce and bring in top talent from around the world, enhancing their business operations and contributing to the overall growth of their industry.
If you are considering how a sponsored employee could benefit your business, contact our team for a free initial consultation to understand your options.
This visa category offers both temporary and permanent visa options. The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482), or the TSS Visa, allows employers to sponsor skilled workers temporarily. For highly skilled workers, the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) provides sponsorship opportunities to fill skilled vacancies within businesses. There are also visas designed to attract skilled workers to regional areas.
Employer-sponsored visas can help you bridge the skills gap, tap into global talent, and fuel your business growth through diverse workforce solutions. These visas provide a pathway to residency for skilled employees while allowing businesses to tap into a broader pool of international talent.
Employer-sponsored workers encompass a range of visa options, both temporary and permanent, designed for skilled workers sponsored by employers. Temporary options enable employers to hire skilled workers, for specific occupations that are in demand in Australia.
How it works
To sponsor an overseas worker, you (the employer) must first apply for approval as a standard business sponsor and nominate the position(s) in Australia. The nominated position must be full-time and on the list of approved occupations, which includes tradespeople and professionals.
You will need to demonstrate that your business is lawful and reputable, that the sponsorship benefits Australia, and that you will directly employ the applicant.
You will need to specify the tasks, required experience and skills, and commit to paying the minimum salary set by the government for migration purposes. You also have obligations to provide acceptable working conditions.
Your overseas employee then applies for a visa to fill the nominated position, showcasing their training, qualifications, and relevant experience. They need to provide qualifications, employment references, and may undergo a skills assessment.
As an Employer, you can sponsor overseas employees for temporary periods (three months to four years) or permanent residency.
The requirements for a permanent visa are similar to those of a temporary visa, but more stringent, such as an age limit of under 45 years, which doesn’t apply for temporary visas.