The Skilled Worker Regional Visa – All You Need to Know

The Skilled Worker Regional Visa – All You Need to Know

The Skilled Worker Regional Visa (subclass 491) is a state sponsored visa available to skilled migrants holding an occupation on the skilled occupation list. Applicants must be invited to apply for this visa and be sponsored by a state or territory government agency or an eligible relative.

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Just Landed: The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

Just Landed: The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

This new visa is available to migrants and their dependent family members who want to live and work in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years. As is the case with regional visas, the introduction of the subclass 494 visa aims to help fill the tens of thousands of job vacancies in regional Australia as well as ease congestion in major Australian cities. This visa allows the holder and their family to transition to permanent residence after three years of working, living or studying in an Australian regional area.

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Training Visa – Subclass 407

Training Visa – Subclass 407

The subclass 407 Training Visa is a temporary visa. It allows holders to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities to improve their skills for their job, area of tertiary study or field of expertise.

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Sponsors: Obligations Apply!

Sponsors: Obligations Apply!

When it comes to sponsoring migrant employees, employers need to ensure they meet sponsorship obligations. Employers can hire or sponsor skilled workers already in Australia that hold a working visa or they can sponsor skilled workers to come to Australia. Sponsorship obligations start the day a standard business sponsorship is approved or a work agreement commences. To retain or renew a standard business sponsorship, sponsor obligations must continue to be met.

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What should I do now the 457 has been abolished?

What should I do now the 457 has been abolished?

The Federal Government has made major changes which will affect users and holders of the sub class 457 visa. Managing Director of VSA Dan Engles said the changes will make accessing temporary skilled labour for international markets more difficult. "The problem is that some existing 457 holders may be trapped with existing employers because new nominations are not being approved from those occupations, removed from the list" "This announcement is a reaction to the politics around skilled migration in recent years as opposed to any significant flaws in the 457 visa system." Those in the offshore sectors will find that occupations where they've been able to fill gaps with skilled workers have now been removed. Vessels coming to Australia for resource projects will struggle to fill key positions. Maritime professionals are already in international short supply and companies will struggle to fill these roles."

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How can I get business sponsorship in Australia?

How can I get business sponsorship in Australia?

How can I get business sponsorship in Australia?

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