Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) - Labour Agreement stream offers

Employer sponsorship

Support from nominated employer.

Temporary stay

Up to 5 years' visit.

Work rights

Unlimited work opportunities.

Cultural exchange

Experience Australian lifestyle.

Multiple entries

Frequent entry, exit flexibility.

Regional living

Contribute to regional development.

Pathway to PR

Eligible for subclass 191.

Personal growth

Develop independence, adaptability.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) – Labour Agreement stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be nominated by an employer who has a labour agreement with the Australian Government
  • The nominated occupation must be the subject of a labour agreement between the Commonwealth and the nominator
  • Be under 45 years of age unless the labour agreement states otherwise
  • Demonstrate that you have the skills, qualifications, and work experience necessary to perform the nominated occupation
  • Undertake a skills assessment to demonstrate this if having a skills assessment is specified in the labour agreement
  • Have been employed in the nominated occupation for at least 3 years on a full-time basis and at the skill level required for the nominated occupation
  • Have a positive skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority if having a skills assessment is specified in the labour agreement
  • Have the level of English as specified in the labour agreement
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused in Australia
  • Have paid back any debt to the Australian government
  • Sign the Australian values statement

Application Process

Apply for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) – Labour Agreement stream by providing evidence of your skills, qualifications, and work experience necessary to perform the nominated occupation, and your nomination by an employer who has a labour agreement with the Australian Government. Our expert migration consultants can assist you with the application process, providing you with services, expertise, guidance, experience, and ongoing support.

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Please note that the above structure is just a suggestion and can be customised to fit the specific requirements and benefits of each visa type

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