Australia is the land of opportunity, with over 128,550 visas available for skilled migrants and business investors each year.
With Australia’s Work Visa program or General Skilled Migration Program, individuals with specific skills and capabilities are encouraged to migrate to Australia. Not only do the Work Visa programs improve the economy and the workforce, but they also give citizens from all over the world a chance to live the fun, yet hardworking lifestyle for which Australia is renowned.
Applicants who can obtain sponsorship through an employer, or who can secure nomination under one of the participating State Migration Plans, are given priority processing.
The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa for individuals with qualifications and skills in demand.
Applicants are required to pass a points test and do not require sponsorship.
Individuals who do not meet the pass mark for the Skilled Independent visa may be eligible for sponsorshipred by a participating State or Territory government (Subclass 190).
Individuals who have been sponsored and have agreed to live and work in a specified regional area of Australia may be eligible to apply for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489).
The Employer Nomination Scheme enables Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to live and work permanently in Australia. This category also allows regional employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to work in regional areas of Australia.
A Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa allows approved skilled workers to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis if an employer sponsors them.
A Working Holiday visa provides young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 with the opportunity to engage in casual work while enjoying an extended holiday in Australia.
A Work and Holiday visa is only available to young people between the ages of 18 – 30 from reciprocating countries; allowing them to holiday in Australia while earning some money for their travel adventures.