States and territories select skilled migrants who have a good chance of gaining employment in that state or territory within a short time of their arrival. So as part of the state nomination process, you may be asked to research job vacancies in the sponsoring state as proof of your employability and nominate a level of financial capacity to support you during your settlement in the sponsoring state or territory.
A state or territory is not the employer and there is no employer nomination. By sponsoring you for state nomination, there is an expectation that you will be able to find employment quickly because there is an acknowledgement that your skills are in demand in the state. However, employment is not guaranteed and it is up to you to find your own employment once you arrive in the sponsoring state or territory.
If you accept a nomination, there are a number of obligations you will be required to meet. These include that you:
- Remain in the nominating state or territory for at least two years; and,
- Will keep the state or territory informed of your change of address before and after arrival; and,
- Will be prepared to complete surveys and provide information as required; and,
- Will meet any other requirements of the nominating state or territory.
Reach Out Migration has extensive experience in preparing state nomination applications. Where required, the state nomination process is included in our professional fee for the General Skilled Migration visa application process.
State Occupation In-demand Lists:
State occupation in demand lists are updated regularly by the respective states to address their workforce shortages during the course of the program year. Please click the links below to visit the current lists:
Business and Skilled Migration Queensland, Queensland Government
Western Australia (WA)
Skilled Migration Western Australia, Government of Western Australia
Skilled and Business Migration Program, Victorian Government
South Australia (SA)
Immigration South Australia, Government of South Australia
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Innovation, Trade and Investment, ACT Government
Northern Territory (NT)
Migration NT, Department of Business, Northern Territory Government