Permanent Sponsorship

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Permanent Employer Sponsored Overview

The Permanent Employer Sponsored Entry (PESE) program allows Australian employers to recruit workers currently in Australia on a temporary visa or directly to fill skilled vacancies in their business. These skilled workers can be from overseas, or already living and working in Australia as temporary visa holders.

The PESE program consists of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187).

The PESE program has 3 streams:

  1. Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream
  2. Direct Entry (DE) stream
  3. Labour Agreement (LA) stream (ENS only)

The TRT stream provides a transition pathway to permanent residence for primary subclass 457/TSS visa holders who have been working with the entity that wishes to nominate them for a total of at least 3 years in the 4 year period immediately before lodging the nomination (subject to any transitional arrangements).

For the nominated occupation to be eligible, it must be on the relevant occupation list at the time of nomination application (subject to any transitional arrangements).

The DE stream provides employers with the opportunity to employ workers who are untested in the Australian labour market and who may be outside Australia. This stream also accommodates workers within Australia who are ineligible for the TRT stream. For the nominated occupation to be eligible, it must be on the relevant occupation list at the time of nomination application.

The LA stream provides a pathway to permanent residence for employers who have negotiated a labour agreement with the Government which includes access to a permanent visa pathway. Overseas workers can only be nominated in the occupations listed in the labour agreement.

 

The Permanent Employer Sponsored Criteria

Migration Regulation 5.19 prescribes the Criteria for Approval of a Permanent Appointment:

  • A person/entity may nominate a position to be filled within their business operations
  • The nomination must be made in accordance with Form 1395 (internet)
  • Specified information must be identified in the Nomination Application, including, the position, the proposed nominee to fill the position, an occupation code in relation to the position, the relevant Nomination Stream (TRT, DE or LA stream as above)
  • The prescribed Nomination fee must be paid
  • Certifications must be made regarding payment for visa conduct
  • No adverse information is known to the Department about the nominating business or a person associated with the nominating business
  • The person being nominated holds the required license or registration if required
  • The Nominator has complied with employment laws
  • The Nominator meets the requirements of either the TRT, DE or LA stream

TRT Nomination Criteria

  • The Nomination identifies a person who holds a subclass 457/482 visa or specified bridging visa
  • The Nomination identifies an eligible occupation which is listed in ANZSCO and has the same ANZSCO occupation unit group as the occupation for the 482 visa
  • The Nomination identifies an eligible occupation specified in the relevant legislative instrument in force at the time of application (unless transitional arrangements apply)
  • There is no information that the nominee is not genuinely performing the relevant tasks of the nominated occupation
  • Subclass 457 / 482 visa held for a total period of 3 years during the previous 4 years before the nomination is made (unless transitional arrangements apply)
  • Employed for a total period of 3 years during the previous 4 years before the nomination is made in the same position (or same occupation if applicable)
  • Employment was full time and in Australia
  • Nominator for the permanent position was the approved standard business sponsor for the 457 / 482 visa (unless exempt) and is lawfully and actively operating a business in Australia
  • Nominator must have fulfilled any commitments in respect of training unless reasonable to disregard
  • Nomination identifies a need to be employed under the direct control of the nominator
  • Genuine need for a skilled position
  • Nominee will be employed full time for at least two years, without the express exclusion of the possibility of renewal
  • The business has the capacity to employ the person for at least two years and pay the market salary rate
  • The Nominator must have provided required information

NOTE: Important Transitional arrangements apply to above for persons who held a 457 visa on 18 April 2017 when new changes were announced b the Australian Government (See 457 to Permanent Residence – Transitional Arrangements 18 March 2018.

DE Nomination Criteria

  • The Nominator is actively and lawfully operating a business in Australia
  • The position is within the business activities of the nominator
  • Nomination identifies a need to be employed under the direct control of the nominator
  • Genuine need for a skilled position
  • Nominee will be employed full time for at least two years, without the express exclusion of the possibility of renewal
  • The business has the capacity to employ the person for at least two years and pay the market salary rate
  • For Employer Nomination Scheme (employers in metropolitan areas) – the occupation nominated is specified in the relevant legislation instrument for the Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) Direct Entry list https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00298
  • For Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (employers in specified regional areas) – the occupation is specified in the relevant legislative instrument for the Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) Direct Entry list https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00295 and the position is located in a place in regional Australia, the position cannot be filled by an Australian Citizen and the Regional Certifying Body for the area has provided advice on market salary, genuine need for the position in the area and whether the position can be filled by an Australian Citizen.

LA Nomination Criterion

This criterion requires that the nominator is a party to a Labour Agreement which is still in effect and specifies the nominated occupation as one in relation to which a position may be nominated and meets the requirements specified in the agreement.