Question: What are the main requirements to Sponsor international employees?
This is one of the most popular questions I receive from employers.
Most employers, during the initial stages of enquiring about how to sponsor employees, seem to THINK that profitability and business size are requirements in the 457 Sponsorship process. Whilst these are normally important measures in determining business health and growth, they are actually NOT important when it comes to meeting the 457 Sponsorship requirements to be eligible to become an approved sponsor.
To be clear the 457 program was designed to ENABLE genuine and actively operating businesses of any size and stage of their business maturity (ie. new/start-up or established businesses) to sponsor international staff if they are having difficulties in hiring locally for specific reasons.
The most common reasons that businesses recruit international talent include:
Businesses usually access international talent from either offshore or from the local pool of talent available already within Australia. This includes businesses of all different sizes, such as sole proprietors, small businesses, medium business, and large enterprises (both private and government).
What are the main requirements?
The critical things you need to show in order to sponsor international talent are:
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From the desk of Yuri Marshall | Changing Lives Everyday