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SkillSelect is an Australian immigration program that matches skilled international workers with Australian employers. The system works much like an online job board that matches workers to employers based on skills and needs. Foreign workers answer and series of questions about their background and skills and employers are able to review workers’ profiles and nominate them to apply for a visa. Or they may be invited to apply for a visa by the Australian government.
There are eight visa categories for skilled workers in the SkillSelect program. They each require a certain selection of skills. Review the information below to learn about the different visas and the requirements to apply.
This is a permanent resident visa for points-tested skilled workers. It does not require employer or family sponsorship, or nomination from a state or territory government. However, you may require an invitation to apply, as well as the following requirements:
This is a permanent resident visa for points-tested skilled workers. It does require nomination from a state or territory government as well as the following requirements:
This is a 4-year visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in specific regions of Australia. There are different requires depending on whether you are applying under the invited pathway or the extended stay pathway. Learn more here.
This skilled worker visa is valid for up to four years. It requires the sponsor and for the work to be in a nominated occupation.
This is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. The requirements are:
This is a permanent resident (migrant) visa for skilled workers. You must work in regional Australia as well as:
This is an entrepreneur visa that allows you to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia. To get this visa, you have must have a nomination from a state or territory government agency and be invited to apply by the minister. You also must have either:
This is an entrepreneur visa for people who wish to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia or to invest in Australia. Requirements include a nomination by a state or territory government or Australian agency, as well as an invitation to apply by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
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