The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa allows skilled workers to remain permanently in Australia.
under the age of 45 at the time of application
have the required skills and qualifications for the nominated position
have appropriate English language skills
meet health and character requirements
meet the requirements of the stream applicable to you
There are 3 possible pathways for an ENS visa:
Temporary Residence Transition (TRT):It is available to the applicants who have worked with the employer on a 457 visa and/or a 482 visa for the last two years (if applicants held or have applied for a 457 visa on or before 18 April 2017); or three years under an occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.
Direct Entry Stream:
It is available to applicants who do not meet the TRT stream. The applicant must have been employed for three years on a skilled level and provide a formal skills assessment in their nominated occupation at the time of the visa application. The nominated occupation must be on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.
Agreement StreamThis stream is available to applicants where the employer has a Labour Agreement and sponsors the applicant.