The employer sponsorship scheme enables Australian businesses to find suitably qualified and experienced staff within the Australian jobs Market to help them to expand their businesses. Under the Australian Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) the employer can sponsor an overseas candidate to work in Australia with a temporary or permanent visa.
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) enables Australian employers to nominate highly skilled overseas workers to fill positions that cannot be filled from within the Australian labour market or through the employer's own training programs.
Overseas skilled workers may be sponsored by an Australian business or overseas business operating in Australia providing the candidate has the right skills, qualifications and work experience. The employer's location, position available and business needs will also be taken into account.
Positions must correspond to an occupation on the ENS List of Occupations, must pay at least the minimum salary specified for the occupation in a government Gazette Notice, and must be full-time and available for a period of at least 3 years. Positions must also be in accordance with the standards for working conditions provided for in relevant Australian workplace legislation.
In exceptional circumstances the Australian Department of Immigration may grant sponsored visas to individuals without 3 years post training employment, over the age of 45 or with less than vocational English.
Finding Employer Sponsorship
We have a database of sponsored employment opportunities in our member site which are regularly updated. You will find opportunities across Australia in this database and in many different industry sectors including Medical, Automotive, IT, Engineering, Finance and Transport. Visit our Sponsored Employment page to access these fantastic opportunities.
Your employer may pay for the cost of the visa in full or partially, however you should expect to pay for medical assessments, skills assessment fee (if required), police clearance documents, medical reports and photographs.
This visa covers all immediate family members.