Broadly speaking, migration in Australia is made up of three streams; humanitarian, family and
skilled. The stream suitable for you depends on many factors including your age, occupation and employment status. To find out if you are eligible to apply for an Australian visa under one of these streams visit the
Department of Home Affairs Visa Finder.If you have a successful background in owning or managing a business or investments you may also be eligible to apply for
Skilled visas are for eligible professionals or tradespersons and includes both temporary and permanent visas. The two main pathways are employer sponsored and independent or nominated.
For certain skilled visas, you must be nominated by a State or Territory. WA Migration Services nominates eligible applicants for two visa subclasses:
For more information on State nomination visit the About state nomination page.
Under the Skilled
Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) regional employers
can nominate skilled migrants for a full time vacancy where they cannot source
an appropriately skilled Australian worker. Applications for the employer
sponsored visa stream, must be certified by a regional certifying body. The
Department of Training and Workforce Development, through WA Migration
Services, is a regional certifying body for all of Western Australia,
except the Goldfields–Esperance region. Visit the Certification for regional visas page for further information.
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