For running a business successfully, the need for good and skillful employees can’t be denied. Thus to help the employers to fetch the best candidates from the global market, the idea of offering sponsorship to an employee emerged.
Receiving sponsorship is one of the pre-eminent ways to obtain a job in Australia. Now we will discuss the visa subclasses below which enables the employers to sponsor their potential employees.
Types of Employer Sponsorship Visa Subclasses Available at Present :
Currently, there are three visa subclasses available, offering temporary and permanent positions of being an Australian resident.
- Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482)
- Employer Nomination Visa / ENS (Subclass 186)
- Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)
Temporary Skills Shortage Visa TSS – Subclass 482
This visa is the most habitual form of employer sponsorship visa which is meant to meet up the needs of skilled employees from other countries when there is a scarcity of native skilled workers in Australia.
Under this visa subclass, comes four streams. Among these four streams, two streams are worth mentioning here. The first one is Short term stream which applies to those people whose occupations are found on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List.
This visa comes with a validity of 2 to 4 years. The second important stream falling under the TSS visa is the Medium-Term Stream which is meant for those people whose occupations can be traced on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List.
This stream bestows one with the chance to become a permanent inhabitant of Australia, after three years of serving as an employer of a business.
Employer Nomination Visa ENS / Subclass 186
This visa is conceived to aid Australian employers to hire proficient individuals from overseas in the form of their prospective employees. One can expect to get this visa if he/she is found eligible and competent enough to receive it.
Under the subclass of the Employer Nomination Visa, three streams can be found which include – Direct Entry Stream, Labour Agreement Stream and Temporary Residence Transition Stream. An employee is entitled to the Direct Entry Stream provided that person gets nominated by an Australian employer. Not only this, the visa application must be placed within 6 months of receiving the nomination.
The Employer Nomination Visa (Subclass 186) is an immutable residency visa that empowers you to
- Pursue your study or job in Australia without curtailment.
- Bide in Australia for lifelong.
- Avail for the universal healthcare scheme of Australia.
- The sponsor’s permitted relatives can apply for a temporary or permanent visa.
Employer Sponsored Regional Visa / Subclass 494:
This is a provisional employer-sponsored visa that permits businesses actively running in Australia to nominate skilled and experienced personnel from the nook and corner of the globe. Presently this visa grants you to put up in Australia for a tenure of 5 years (maximum).
Australia propounds the non-natives with a plethora of opportunities to secure a job and settle in the country. If you intend to enjoy living in Australia and avail all benefits there, you can apply for a work visa, mentioned above to make the first move to your goal.