The Australian Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) grants permanent residence to overseas workers who are sponsored by their Australian employer. The Employer Nomination Scheme is specifically designed to enhance Australia's ability to compete globally while satisfying genuine shortages in the Australian skilled labour market. 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.
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.
ENS consists of 2 distinct stages:
- Stage 1 - Nomination by an employer, and
- Stage 2 - Nominee's application for a visa.
The major occupational groups in this range are:
- Managers and Administrators.
- Associate Professionals and
- Tradespersons and related workers.
Nomination by an Employer
To nominate a position under the Employer Nomination Scheme the employer must:
- Be actively and lawfully operating in Australia.
- Have a genuine need for a paid employee to fill a position in the employer's business.
- Have a satisfactory record of compliance with immigration law and workplace relations law and
- Have a commitment to training existing Australian employees.
- Be full-time and available for at least 3 years.
- Be in accordance with the standards for working conditions provided under Australian industrial laws.
- Correspond to an occupation on the ENS List of Occupations and
- Attract a base salary that is at least the minimum salary that has been published in a government Gazette Notice for the occupation.
To apply for a permanent visa under the Employer Nomination Scheme, you must:
- Be nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position that meets the nomination requirements:
- Be under 45 years of age.
- Have vocational English language ability.
- Meet health and character requirements and
- If applying in Australia, be the holder of a qualifying visa.
There are 3 ways in which you can demonstrate your skills:
- Have worked full-time in the occupation for which you have been nominated in Australia for the last 2 years, including at least the last 1 year working for the employer who is nominating you or
- Be nominated to fill a highly paid senior executive position with a salary of more than A$151,500 per annum or
- Have your skills assessed as suitable by the relevant skills assessing authority and, unless exceptional circumstances apply, have at least 3 years experience in the occupation.
The visa applicant must include a submission with their visa application which demonstrates the special skills required and/or the difficulties their employer experienced finding a nominee who does meet the experience, age or English language requirements.
the department accepts that exceptional circumstances exist, a visa can then be granted to a person who:
- Does not have at least 3 years relevant post-training employment experience or
- Is 45 years or older or
- Has less than vocational English.
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