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Employer Sponsored Work Visas Work Permits

There are four categories for employer-sponsored migration to Australia:

Australian Employer Categories:

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) has been developed for Australian employers to recruit permanent, highly-skilled staff from overseas or from people temporarily in Australia, when the employers have been unable to fill a vacancy from within the Australian labour market or through their own training programs.

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) is designed to help employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia, who are unable to fill skilled vacancies from the Australian labour market.

Labour Agreements (LA) enable Australian employers to recruit (either permanently or temporarily) a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified or emerging labour market (or skill) shortages in the Australian labour market.

International Organisations

Regional Headquarters Agreements (RHQ) provide streamlined immigration arrangements to enable the transfer, either permanently or temporarily, key executive and specialist personnel of an organisation that Australia has identified as managing functions that support an international operation.

The Employer Nomination Scheme information describes who is eligible to sponsor, and to apply for, an Australia Work Permit under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS).

It is a general guide only , but it will help you decide if this category applies to you.


Please note: If you apply from outside Australia, you will be applying to migrate. If you are applying in Australia, you will be applying for permanent residence. On these web pages, the term migrate covers both.
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