Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional - 494

Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) visa - 494

This regional visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

Employer-Sponsored stream

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 494
  • This regional visa empowers regional owners to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker
  • Regional areas include everywhere excluding the metropolitan areas of; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth
  • Increased number of suitable professions
  • Temporary visa with an option to transition to permanent residency after three years

This Visa Allows you,

  • Live, work and study only in designated provincial ranges of Australia for 5 years
  • Travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years
  • If you fulfill the criteria, you can apply for permanent residence three years after your visa is granted, without a second nomination.
  • Must demonstrate competency in English

You must

  • Be nominated to work in a career on the related skilled occupation list
  • Have at least 3 years applicable work experience in your nominated occupation
  • Have an appropriate skills assessment, unless an exemption applies
  • Work only for your sponsor or connected entity, unless an exemption applies
  • Be under the age of 45, unless an exemption of employment applies
  • Meet least standards of English language proficiency