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Navigating the Challenges of Changing Jobs on a Sponsored Visa in Australia


Australia is renowned for its robust economy, multiculturalism, and exceptional quality of life, making it a top destination for skilled professionals in search of better opportunities. Employer sponsorship is a popular avenue for gaining entry to Australia and securing work. It enables Australian companies to hire foreign workers with specialized skills for their business. However, this type of sponsorship comes with several restrictions, particularly regarding job changes.


Under the TSS Visa program, foreign workers sponsored by an Australian company are granted temporary work visas valid for 1-4 years. In most cases, these workers are only authorized to work for the sponsoring company. If the visa holder wishes to change jobs, their new employer must transfer their visa before they can commence employment.


It is crucial for visa holders to understand the conditions of their visa and the timing and requirements for changing employers. Employers must also be aware of the process and requirements for hiring a sponsored visa worker.


In conclusion, employer sponsorship presents excellent opportunities for foreign workers to reside and work in Australia, while helping employers address skill shortages in the employment market. However, it is important to understand the restrictions and processes involved in this type of sponsorship, particularly when it comes to changing jobs.


To determine your eligibility, it is recommended to consult with one of our Registered Migration Agents.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.


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