Are you thinking about sponsoring an employee?
Some skills are in short supply in Australia and businesses find it difficult to fill the vacancy with qualified staff. In these cases, some businesses look overseas to find suitably skilled staff. Australian Business Migration Group can help you source the right talent and guide you through the steps needed for sponsoring an employee from overseas.
What are your employee sponsorship options?
457 Temporary Skilled worker visa stream
Qualifying employers can sponsor employees for 2 and 4 years, depending on the occupation.
Employers looking to sponsor an employee for a 457 visa must be an approved employee sponsor. The most common way employers do this is by becoming a standard business sponsor. Alternatively, employers can negotiate a labour agreement.
Learn more about the 457 visa stream and becoming an approved employee sponsor here.Learn more
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
This visa enables an Australian employer to sponsor a skilled overseas worker and gives your sponsored employee permanent residency in Australia.
While you do not need to be a standard business sponsor to sponsor an employee using this scheme, your business does need to meet training benchmarks.Learn more
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
This visa enables regional-based Australian employers to sponsor an overseas skilled worker and gives your employee permanent residency in Australia.Learn more
Becoming an approved employee sponsor
The main components to becoming an approved employer sponsor include:
being a registered business with an ABN,
demonstrating your business has a training, program in place
understanding your employer responsibilities as a business sponsor.
To sponsor an employee for 457 visas, employers must be a standard business sponsor, an accredited business sponsor or negotiate a labour agreement.
The most common method, however, is to become a standard business sponsor.Learn more