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Emigrate to Australia | Move to Australia: Australian Skilled Migration

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The General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is the only path for skilled workers to emigrate to Australia. Candidates must meet the Basic Requirements for GSM and pass the Australian immigration Points Test to qualify for a visa to move to Australia.

For more information on how to move to Australia, please select the category that most closely resembles your current circumstances, or visit the corresponding Online Assessment to see if you qualify.

Australian Skilled Visa Categories

Skilled - Independent Visa

The Skilled - Independent Visa (subclass 189) is the most popular skilled migration category is geared to skilled workers who are in high demand and do not require a state or family sponsor.

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Skilled - Nominated Visa

The Skilled - Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is a category for skilled applicants looking to emigrate to Australia who are sponsored by an Australian State or Territory.

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Skilled - Nominated (Provisional) Visa

The Skilled - Nominated (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489) is a temporary visa for skilled migrants to live and work in a regional area of Australia through sponsorship by an Australian State or Territory.

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Skilled - Sponsored (Provisional) Visa

The Skilled - Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489) is a temporary visa for skilled migrants to live and work in a regional area of Australia through sponsorship from a relative who lives in a  Designated Area of Australia.

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Skilled - Regional Visa

Highly skilled visa applications who have the necessary education and qualifications can qualify for a Skilled - Regional Visa if they are willing to settle in specific states and territories.

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Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

Permanent residents entering Australia under the Employer Nomination Scheme have a job waiting for them. Alternatively, you can apply for this visa if you hold a temporary working visa, such as the Working Holiday Visa or a Student Visa.

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Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS)

The Australian Government's RSMS is limited to certain areas of Australia. It allows employers to sponsor skilled migrants for job vacancies. The RSMS visa provides permanent residency.

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Labour Agreements

Labour Agreements enable Australian employers to recruit a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified skills shortages in the Australian labour market. Employees may come to Australia on either a temporary or permanent basis.

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