494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional Visa) – WORK IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional Visa) (Subclass 494) visa enables regional Australian business to sponsor skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. The 494 visa allows Australian employers to sponsor foreign employees to live and work in regional Australia permanently. An international worker tht holds a 494 visa is usually granted permanent residency after 3 years of working in regional Australia. The 494 visa is designed to address identified labour shortages within regional Australia. Regional Australia includes most locations of Australia that are outside the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For example, cities such as Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast and Hobart are considered part of Regional Australia. The 494 visa is a great pathway to permanent residency in Australia.