Not all work visas require employer sponsorship. Your business could engage the services of Independent Skilled (189) or State/Territory Nominated (190) visa holders, who have obtained permanent residency in Australia by meeting a points-test set by the Government.
Independent Skilled Visa (189)
Independent Skilled (189) visa holders have been approved for permanent residency by meeting several points requirements based on their age, English language ability, work experience and qualifications in a ‘skilled occupation’. The Skilled Occupation List for this visa can change from year to year and represents skills in shortage in the Australian economy.
State/Territory Nominated Visa (190)
State/Territory Nominated (190) visa holders have also achieved a certain score on their points test enabling them to be invited for nomination by a state or territory government agency. The Skilled Occupation Lists for each State and Territory are different and the nomination requirements also vary.
If you are a business planning on engaging the services of 190 visa holders, it’s worth knowing that 190 visa holders are obliged to live in their nominating state or territory for a specified minimum time.
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