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Skilled visas

The NSW Government welcomes highly skilled migrants in a range of occupations to help drive economic growth in our state.

NSW provides visa nomination to highly skilled professionals, already employed and living in NSW for the following skilled visas:

NSW is currently targeting skilled migrants in select health, engineering and ICT occupations that support NSW's economic recovery and health response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

A permanent visa for points tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency.
Sydney Harbour

Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

A provisional visa for skilled people nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia.
Surfer

NSW Skilled Occupation Lists

NSW nominates skilled migrants in several highly skilled occupations to drive economic growth in the state.

Common questions about skilled visas

Answers to our most commonly asked questions about skilled migration.
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