In Australia there are many regional migration programs that support regional development to help to supply the skill needs of regional employers.
They are employer-friendly, flexible and include concessions for regional employers. They aim to attract young, skilled, English speaking migrants to regional areas of Australia where they are most needed.
These programs cover all of Australia except Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Melbourne.
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who currently live and work in Australia. It is part of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa program.
This visa is available to employers operating in regional, remote or low population growth areas of Australia, who have nominated skilled workers to fill skilled vacancies in their business by lodging an employer nomination.
To apply for visa 187 you must:
- be nominated by an approved employer who will nominate you for a position in their business in regional Australia.
- be younger than 50 years of age
- have the English language requirements.
- meet the qualifications and relevant work experience requirements
There are exemptions relating to age, skills and English language ability. These depend on your nominated occupation, salary and past work experience.
If you do not have an employer who will nominate you, you can lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect.
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