Australia Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa, Subclass 476 Visa

Australia Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)

Australia Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa, Subclass 476 Visa

Australia Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa, Subclass 476 Visa

Overview

Subclass 476 is a temporary visa that is valid for 18 months. It allows you to travel, work and enroll in further studies.

Your family can also be included in this visa.

Australia is an excellent place to start your career-the experience looks fantastic on a resume, you can improve your English, and may have the opportunity to work in Australia permanently if the employer values your input. Graduates of overseas universities can work in Australia for up to 18 months if their qualifications are in demand in Australia. If you’re a recent engineering graduate, your skills as in demand in Australia. You can enjoy the climate and way of life, and work in one of the world’s healthiest economies. An enviable position for any graduate!

Global Gateways can assist you in applying for this visa. You can either reach out to us at any of our India offices or our Australia office in Melbourne.

Your application will be processed and represented by RMAs (Registered Migration Agents) to the concerned processing body (DIBP). RMAs will communicate with the Australia immigration department regarding your application with your consent and on your behalf.

Program Benefits

Subclass 476 Visa Holder recent graduate is entitled to:

  • Allows a recent graduate to gain valuable experience.
  • You can live, work & study in Australia.
  • Allows you an opportunity to convert your temporary visa in to permanent visa by securing a job.
  • Access to further education.

You can include the following people in your visa application like your partner (married or de facto), you or your partner’s dependent children & other dependent relatives.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a 476 visa, the applicant must meet a range of requirements relating to:

  • Education,
  • Skills,
  • Age,
  • English language ability,
  • Health and character.

The main requirement is that you have completed an engineering degree (or higher) within two years of applying. Your eligibility may also depend on if there is a demand for your skills in Australia, and if you attended an approved university.

There are hundreds of approved universities around the world, but you’re not eligible if you completed your studies at a college or university that is only affiliated with a recognized institution.

Your qualification from the recognized institution must also be in engineering-you can’t apply if you have a qualification from an approved university, and then an engineering qualification from another institution.

Age:

  • You should be younger than 31 years of age.
  • You should have completed an eligible engineering qualification from a recognized institution in the past two years.
  • You should have not held a Skilled—Recognized Graduate visa (subclass 476) or a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) before (unless you were a dependent family member).
  • You can demonstrate your English language ability.
  • You meet health and character requirements.

Engineering qualifications:

In the two years before you apply, you must have completed one of the following qualifications in engineering:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Masters degree.
  • Doctoral degree.
  • Postgraduate diploma.

Your qualification must contain a major sequence of study or specialization in engineering, such as:

  • Civil engineering.
  • Structural engineering.
  • Chemical engineering.
  • Environmental engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics engineering.
  • Mechanical, Production and Plant engineering.
  • Mining and Material engineering.

Recognised institutions:

You must have completed your engineering qualification at a recognized educational institution. Study at an institution or college that is affiliated with a recognized institution does not satisfy this requirement.

English language ability:

If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or the Republic of Ireland or you hold a valid passport from one of those countries, you are considered to meet the English language requirement for this visa.

Otherwise, you must provide evidence of having achieved the following scores from one of the specified English language tests:

A score of at least 6 for each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

A score of at least ‘B’ for each of the four test components of an Occupational English Test (OET).

The following minimum test scores for each of the four test components: Listening–12, Reading–13, Writing-21, and Speaking–18 in a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).

Score of at least 50 for each of the four test components of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

You must complete your English language test before you apply. The score must be from a test that you sat no more than three years before you apply.

The IELTS has an academic test and a general training test. You need only take the general training test.

Health requirements:

You must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.

This applies to you and any dependent family members included in your application.

You are able to organize your health examinations upfront before lodging a visa application.

Character requirements:

You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.

This also applies to all dependent family members in the application who are 16 years of age or older.

Debts to the Australian Government:

You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.

This also applies to all dependent family members in your application who are 18 years of age or older

Prepare your documents before you lodge an application. You must pay the visa charges by credit card. You also have the facility to lodge the application through courier. You might also be interviewed. If you are asked to attend an interview in person, bring your passport or other identification and any requested documents to the interview.

You have a number of options available to you towards the end of your visa. If you want to return home after gaining valuable work experience, you simply need to do so before your visa expires. If you would like to stay in Australia, your visa options depend on your employment situation. If your employer would like to offer you a permanent role, you can apply for a sponsored visa and remain in Australia for at least another 4 years. If you have not received an offer, just speak to our consultants about your situation and they will advise on the best course of action. You may need to leave the country and apply for a specific skilled worker visa from home, but there are other avenues open to you.

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Looking For Work in Canada

Looking For Work in Canada?

Looking For Work in Canada

Looking For Work in Canada

Finding work in Canada can be one of the fastest ways to begin your life in Canada.

It all starts with a job offer from a Canadian employer.

With a full-time permanent job offer, you may qualify for Arranged Employment under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or for a Skilled Worker category of one of the Provincial Nominee Programs. Both of these options will entitle you to fast-track Canadian Immigration.

If you have an offer of temporary employment, you may be entitled to a Temporary Work Permit. With a work permit, you could be in Canada in a matter of weeks to months. Many foreign skilled workers who come to Canada on work permits can eventually qualify for fast-track Canadian Immigration (Permanent Residence) through one of the Provincial Nominee Programs, the Canadian Experience Class, or Arranged Employment.

Browse our free Canada Job Search Tool, create and store your Canadian resume in the Canada Visa Resume Bank, and browse our Canadian Resume Guide.

Do you need help finding work in Canada?

It can be somewhat challenging to find a job in another country, especially if the job market and hiring process is different from the one in your home country.

Canada Visa’s Career Coaching Tools can assist you with your Canada job search.

Canada Visa’s Resume Builder will help you build a Canadian resume. You can store your resume in the Canada Visa Resume Bank, helping Canadian employers to find you.

Have you already found work in Canada?

If you have already received a job offer from a Canadian employer, we can assist you and your company with the processing of all necessary documents and paperwork. We will ensure that all government standards are met so that you can begin working in Canada as quickly as possible.

Learn more about Campbell Cohen’s Work Permit Service for temporary job offers

Learn more about Arranged Employment or Provincial Nominee Program for permanent job offers

Do you need to have your foreign credentials assessed?

For certain occupations, internationally-trained workers and professionals must have their education and work experience credentials assessed and recognised by federal and provincial/territorial regulatory bodies before they can work in Canada. For many regulated occupations such as engineers, medical doctors, nurses, electricians, plumbers, veterinarians, and physiotherapists, foreign-trained workers may need to obtain additional certification before they can work in their fields. Preparing ahead of time can make the transition to the Canadian workforce much more efficient.

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Yukon Nominee Program

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Yukon Nominee Program

Yukon Nominee Program

Located in the far northwest of Canada, Yukon has a fabled place in the country’s history.

Perhaps most famous for the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, Yukon today is home to approximately 30,000 people, living mostly in the capital of Whitehorse. Its economy is composed primarily of mining and tourism. The territory is an ideal place to settle for individuals who value strong communities and the great outdoors.

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is the Yukon’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the territory may receive a Yukon Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The YNP consists of the following programs:

  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Business Nominee

Yukon Express Entry (YEE)

The YNP Express Entry Program (YEE) increases the overall allocation for the YNP through the introduction of “enhanced” allocations that may be used in conjunction with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Yukon employers who cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill job openings for skilled workers now have access to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool of candidates.

YEE applicants are drawn from the pool on the basis of nominations arising from valid job offers for permanent, full-time work from eligible Yukon employers.

Skilled Worker

This program allows Yukon employers to sponsor foreign skilled workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B occupation.

Critical Impact Worker

This program was created to help employers sponsor workers for immigration who have experience in a semi-skilled or unskilled occupation in high demand in the territory. Sponsored applicants must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer; however, they are not required to be in Yukon at the time of application.

Business Nominee

This program was created for individuals with proven business experience who want to start a new business, partner with an existing business, or purchase and operate an existing business in Yukon. Applicants should be ready to make a significant investment in their Yukon-based business.

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Northwest Territories Nominee Program

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

Situated between the Yukon and Nunavut, the Northwest Territories (NWT) is the name given to one single expansive territory.

NWT boasts acres upon acres of untouched forests and a population of just over 40,000 residents. The territory’s economy exploits its vast geological resources, including gold, diamonds, natural gas, and petroleum. The capital city, Yellowknife, located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, is both a major industrial hub for workers in the region and a scenic town with abundant recreational opportunities.

The NTNP is the Northwest Territories’ Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Northwest Territories Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes. The NTNP accepts applications under two immigration programs, each with their own set of stream:

Northwest Territories Express Entry

Employer Driven Program

Business Driven Program

Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream

Candidates who are eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool by qualifying for one of the three federal immigration programs (Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, or Canadian Experience Class) may also be eligible for the Northwest Territories’ Express Entry Stream, which nominates certain potential immigrants who meet the criteria of the Skilled Worker Stream.

Employer Driven Program

Critical Impact Worker Stream

The NTNP accepts applications under this stream from applicants who have received an offer of employment in a semi-skilled or unskilled position from an NWT employer. Applicants must have already worked in the position in the Northwest Territories for a minimum of six months.

Skilled Worker Stream

The NTNP accepts applications under this stream from applicants who have received an offer of employment in a skilled position from a Northwest Territories employer.

Business Driven Program

Entrepreneur Stream

The NTNP accepts applications under this stream from entrepreneurs and/or owner-operators of businesses who wish to establish a business in the Northwest Territories. Businesses in all economic sectors are welcome to apply; however, businesses that will introduce a new product or a product of significant benefit to the Northwest Territories are given priority.

Self Employed Stream

NOTE: The Self Employed Stream of the NTNP’s Business Driven Program is permanently closed.

The NTNP accepts applications under this stream from self-employed professionals who plan to establish business outlets or professional practices that will provide services that are in demand in the Northwest Territories.

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Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme – Transitional (Subclass 187)

Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme – Transitional (Subclass 187)

Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme – Transitional (Subclass 187)

Program Overview

Let us start by understanding what ‘Regional Australia’ means. Australian Government has designed some specific areas in the entire country especially to promote immigration. These areas together are referred to as ‘Regional Australia.’

It includes New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria (excluding Melbourne Metropolitan area), Western Australia (excluding Perth and areas surrounding it), South Australia, Tasmania, and Northern Territory.

What’s the Significance of Regional Australia?

Working in Regional Australia gives extra points when applying for a PR. Now, Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Direct (Subclass 187) is for those skilled workers willing to relocate to Regional Australia permanently. It is a part of Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa Program.

In order to apply for this visa, a person can be in or outside Australia. For applying from inside Australia, the applicant must hold a substantive visa or some sort of bridging visa. This visa type is different from Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Transitional (Subclass 187)

This visa has three streams:

Temporary Residence Transition Stream:

Holders of subclass 457 who have worked in the nominated occupation for more than 2 years and are being sponsored by their employer are eligible for this stream.

Direct Entry Stream:

People with little to no experience in Australian labour market.

Temporary residents not eligible for Temporary Residence Transition Stream.

Applicants with a nomination lodged with Australian Immigration Department before 1st July, 2012.

Agreement Stream:

People with nomination from an employer through a labour agreement are eligible for this stream.

You can talk to our experts to get more details on the same. Your application will be processed by RMA (authorized agent for DIBP). Your application will be represented by RMA to the concerned processing body (DIBP). RMA will be able to communicate with the Australia immigration department regarding your application with your consent.

Eligibility

You might be able to get this visa if you:

Have been nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia (regional Australia does not include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne).

Are younger than 50 years of age, unless you are exempt.

Meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt.

Apply under the stream for which you were nominated.

Temporary Residence Transition stream:

You might be able to get this visa under the Temporary Residence Transition stream if:

You are the holder of a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) and you satisfied the primary criteria for that visa.

At the time you make your application, you must provide evidence with your online application that:

You have at least vocational English (unless you are exempt from this requirement) or have completed at least five years of full time study in a secondary and/or higher education institution where all of the tuition was delivered in English

You have worked for two years in the position your employer nominated you for while you held your Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa as the visa holder who satisfied the primary criteria

Your employer has nominated you for a permanent position under this stream and the nomination has been approved

You meet the requirements for health and character.

Your skills do not need to be assessed because you have already worked for your nominating employer for two years in Australia.

Direct Entry stream:

You might be able to get this visa under the Direct Entry stream if one of the following applies to you:

Have been nominated for a position under this stream and that nomination has been approved

You have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia

You hold temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) but do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream

You are applying directly from outside Australia.

At time of application lodgement, you must provide evidence with your online application that you:

Have at least competent English (unless you are exempt from this requirement)

Meet the skills requirements, unless you are exempt. Please note that if you require a skills assessment, some skills assessments are issued for the purpose of a Subclass 485 visa.  Skills assessments which have been obtained for the purposes of a Subclass 485 visa are assessed solely on qualifications and do not assess the applicant’s work experience. As a result, these types of skills assessments are not appropriate to demonstrate skills under the RSMS programme.

The skills requirements are:

If your occupation is listed on the relevant legislative instrument, and you have not obtained a necessary Australian qualification suitable to your occupation, then you must obtain a valid skills assessment prior to your application. Skills assessments obtained for a Subclass 485 visa will not be accepted as they are not considered full skills assessments for permanent skilled migration purposes. A skills assessment is only valid until the expiry date specified on the assessment, or for a period of three years from the assessment’s date of issue, whichever occurs first.

If your occupation is listed on the relevant legislative instrument, and you have obtained a necessary Australian qualification suitable to your occupation, then you must provide this as evidence towards meeting the skills assessment criteria.

If your occupation is not on the relevant legislative instrument, you must demonstrate that you have the qualifications listed in ANZSCO as necessary to perform the tasks of your occupation.

You might not have to meet the skill assessment and qualification requirements if you:

Have nominated earnings at least equal to the current Australian Taxation Office top individual income tax rate (currently AUD180 001).

Are in Australia as the holder of a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or a New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa (subclass 461) and have worked with your nominating employer in your nominated occupation for the past two years (not including any period of unpaid leave) in the three years before you apply for this visa.

Agreement stream:

You might be able to get this visa under the Agreement stream if you are being sponsored by an employer through a tailored and negotiated labour agreement. Your employer can advise if such an agreement is in place for your industry or occupation.

You must meet the age, skills and English language requirements stated in the agreement.

Health Requirements:

You must meet certain health requirements. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.

This applies to all dependent family members included in your application, whether they are migrating or not.

You are able to organize your health examinations upfront before lodging a visa application.

Character Requirements:

You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.

This also applies to all dependent family members in the application who are 16 years of age or older.

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