Employer Nomination Scheme 186

The Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) allows willing Australian employers to sponsor suitably skilled foreign workers to live and work permanently in Australia. This visa must be applied for and received within six months of the nomination date. The applicant can be in or out of Australia when submitting this application; however, applicants from Australia must have a substantive or bridging visa A, B, or C. You will be given Permanent Residence until this approval is granted.

The Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) is divided into three (3) categories:

  • Direct Entry Stream
  • Stream of Temporary Residence Transition (TRT)
  • Labor Agreement stream

The Stream for Direct Entry

Applicants in the DE stream must have an MLTSSL-listed occupation and a positive skill assessment in that occupation before applying. A minimum of three years of professional work experience is required. In order to be considered for the DE stream, Applicants must be under the age of 45.


  • be under the age of 50 years old
  • providing a successful skill assessment for the profession you’ve chosen from the specific assessing authority (unless exempted)
  • have maintained a highly relevant position for at least three (3) years
  • If it is required in the state or territory where you intend to work, you must be licensed, registered, or a member of a professional body.
  • To be eligible for this visa stream, you must speak English fluently.
  • Fulfill the required health and character requirements.

Temporary Residence Transition stream

This visa enables skilled workers to live and work indefinitely in Australia after being nominated by their employer. Applicants who held a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa Subclass 457 with the nominating employer may apply for Permanent Residence via the Temporary Residence Transition stream.


  • Indefinite stay in Australia to live, work, and study
  • if you are eligible, apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor family members who are eligible to visit Australia.


  • When you apply, you must be under 45 years old.
  • You must possess the skills and qualifications to carry out the duties of the nominated occupation.
  • Have held a Subclass 457 visa for at least two (2) years prior to application to work in the nominated (or closely related) position with the nominating employer.
  • needs to satisfy relevant health and character requirements
  • You must be able to communicate in English at a proficient level.

Labour Agreement stream

The Labor Agreement stream is for candidates who have been nominated by an employer who has entered into a Labour Agreement with the Australian Government that has been signed and decided upon. This visa allows skilled workers who have been nominated by their employer to live and work permanently in Australia.


  • Indefinitely live, work, and study in Australia
  • sponsor relatives who are eligible to visit Australia
  • if you are eligible, apply for Australian citizenship


  • You must currently work with, or intend to work with, the employer under a labor agreement.
  • For this job, you must have suitable English language skills, experience, skills, and other credentials. The labor agreement will guide.
  • You must be under 45 years old when you apply unless the labor agreement specifies otherwise.
  • If you’re in Australia, you’ll need to get a valid 457 or TSS visa issued under a labor agreement.

Why should you go with AINiT for an Australia Skilled Migration Visa?

AINiT is a company that specializes in General Skilled Migration. It is the best visa for skilled workers to immigrate to Australia. Above all, in Australia, we have recruited hundreds of skilled employees. Aftab Syed, an Australian registered migration agent, has firsthand knowledge of the immigration law system. He and his team will provide you with attentive service. If you are eligible, we will appoint a dedicated consultant to assist you in preparing, obtaining a skills assessment, preparing and submitting your EOI, and preparing and submitting your visa application. At every step of the immigration process, we ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

Don’t forget to check your eligibility if you are interested as the assessment is absolutely free of cost. Please fill out the assessment form and one of our Expert Immigration Consultants will get back to you at the earliest.

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