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Employer Sponsored

Employer sponsored visas allow employers in Australia to sponsor skilled migrant workers who have recognised qualifications and skills in specific occupations required in Australia. Those employers who wish to sponsor a skilled overseas worker for a temporary/ permanent visa (other than Labour Agreements) must have the occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) / Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).  In cases where an occupation is not listed on the CSOL, eligible employers may wish to consider a Labour Agreement.

Skilled workers who are applying for an employer sponsored visas are not points tested as in the case of General Skilled Migration visas. They must however meet the minimal skill and requirements of the appropriate employer sponsored visa program to be eligible to apply for a visa. All sponsorship applications for employers and visa applications for employees are administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Under this category, there are various employer sponsored visa programs to suit recruitment needs. You can find detailed information about each visa with respect to costs, entitlements, responsibilities, eligibility requirements and obligations on the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.