Better job prospects are the main reason people emigrate to Australia. To be eligible for a visa, a person must be employed in a job on the list of qualified occupations in Australia. Other eligibility criteria to be met include:
- The applicant must be less than 45 years old
- The applicant must be proficient in English
- The applicant must have the necessary skills to work in the chosen occupation
- The applicant must have good health
- The applicant must have a good character and clean criminal record.
Australia follows a point system for migration. To be eligible for the general program of occupational migration, the candidate must have a minimum score of 60 points. This score is derived from various categories, including age, IELTS score, work history, academic qualifications, and spousal skills and abilities. The system has 5 subclasses of visas and is based on points; Candidates must meet at least 60 points from the General Skilled Migration points tables to be considered. In some cases, it may be useful to review the temporary work visa 457 for entry based on employment.
- Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
- Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) Visa
- Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) Visa
- Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored Provisional (Subclass 489) Visa
- Skilled Regional (Subclass 887) Visa