Skilled Migrants can choose from the General Skilled Migration Program or the Employer Sponsored Stream as pathways to migrate to Australia
General Skilled Migration (GSM) program and visa options:
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is for skilled individuals looking to permanently migrate to Australia with work experience and/or qualifications in demand in Australia. SkillSelect is used to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to apply for visas under GSM. Visas under SkillSelect Stream are points tested.
The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) determines which occupations are eligible to apply for permanent residency through the General Skilled Migration program.
Employer-Sponsored Stream and visa options:
The Employer-Sponsored Stream allows skilled individuals and their families to live and work in Australia. Visa holder must be nominated or ‘sponsored’ by an approved Australian employer and must be qualified or have sufficient working experience in an occupation listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List (SOL).