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Migration Services for Employers

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We can sponsor skilled workers and help with all migration options

Pendragon Migration Services

Whether it’s skilled migration, permanent residency, or employer-sponsored visas, we are here to guide you on the best solution for your needs. We hold an On-Hire Labour Agreement (OHLA) with the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA), which allows us to simplify the process for businesses to utilise overseas workers for projects or skills shortages.

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How We Help

On-Hire Labour Agreement

At Pendragon, we proudly hold an On-Hire Labour Agreement (OHLA) with the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA). This means you gain the flexibility to address dynamic market demands by enlisting skilled overseas workers for specific timeframes. Pendragon diligently fulfils all sponsorship obligations, ensuring a seamless experience for both you and the individual.

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Standard Business Sponsor (SBS)

As an Australian business, harness the power of global talent by becoming an approved sponsor. Our team facilitates the entire sponsorship process, ensuring compliance and efficiency. Strengthen your team with international expertise under the umbrella of a Standard Business Sponsor.

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Employer Sponsorship

Navigating the complexities of employer-sponsored visas can be challenging, but with our guidance, we can streamline the process. We offer end-to-end support, from assessing eligibility to submitting thorough applications. Secure the right talent for your team while adhering to Australian immigration requirements.

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What To Expect...

Initial Consultation

Our migration agent will meet with you to understand your talent needs, business goals, and the specific positions you aim to fill with overseas workers.

Agree Best Solution

Tailored to your requirements, we determine the optimal strategy. This involves leveraging our OHLA or assessing if you qualify for an SBS.

Individual Eligibility Assessment

Our agent assesses the individual’s eligibility for the chosen visa category and guides them on the best pathway to achieve their goals. We can also perform Labour Market Testing on behalf of the client.

Standard Business Sponsorship Application and Nomination Submission

If the client does not wish to utilise our OHLA, the agent assists the employer in lodging a Standard Business Sponsorship application with the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA). The agent will then guide the employer in preparing and submitting a nomination application for the specific positions they intend to fill.

Visa Application Assistance

Our migration agent meets with the individual to understand their immigration goals, personal circumstances, and the type of visa they are interested in.

Document Collection

The agent advises the individual on the required documentation for their visa application and assists in gathering the necessary paperwork.

Application Lodgment

Our agent completes and submits the individual’s visa application, ensuring that all forms are accurately filled out and supporting documents are attached.

Follow-Up and Communication

Our agent communicates with DOHA, providing any additional information or responding to requests for further documentation.

Visa Grant and Arrival

After the visa is granted, our agent will establish communication with both the employer and the visa holder. Our goal is to facilitate a seamless arrival process for visa holders residing outside of Australia.

Post-Visa Assistance

Our agent informs the employer of any changes to Migration Legislation and Policy that may affect them. We can also support the individual after the visa is granted, with subsequent visa lodgements, including options for permanent residency.

Expert Immigration Insights

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of Australian immigration regulations can be challenging. Our team of seasoned immigration professionals possess up-to-date knowledge, ensuring that your applications are methodically prepared, accurate, and ready for approval.

Tailored Solutions for Employers

We comprehend that your business is distinctive, and your talent requirements are specific. Our Migration Agents delve into your organisational objectives and intricacies, recommending compliant immigration strategies that align with your expansion goals.

Agile Workforce Solutions

Our On-Hire Labour Agreement streamlines the visa process for recruiting overseas talent for short-term assignments. This agility enables you to respond promptly to market dynamics and project demands.

On-Hire Labour Agreement

Pendragon holds a TSS Visa (Temporary Skill Shortage) Labour On-hire Agreement, (OHLA) offers businesses in Australia an alternative and more flexible way to hire overseas talent without the need for a Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS). It provides various benefits, including risk mitigation and a probationary program option for testing out overseas workers. Pendragon is one of only a few businesses in Australia that have the authority to offer OHLAs.

Under the TSS Visa Scheme, an individual can journey to Australia and work in a nominated occupation for an approved sponsor for up to four years, provided the occupation aligns with the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

For occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the visa is granted for up to two years, with the option of getting an additional two year visa.

With both visa streams, family members can be included on the application, permitting them to work or study in Australia with no restrictions. The 482 visa also offers the flexibility of traveling in and out of the country.

Global Talent Recruitment

The OHLA allows businesses in Australia to select talent from anywhere globally, giving them access to a diverse pool of skilled individuals to work on various projects.

Wide Range of Job Titles

The OHLA facilitates the engagement of workers for any job title listed on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). This means you have flexibility in hiring workers for different roles.

No Need for SBS

Unlike the traditional approach of requiring a Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS), the OHLA does not require your business to hold this sponsorship. It offers an alternative route for engaging overseas talent.

Outsourcing Compliance

The OHLA allows you to outsource overseas worker engagement, financial, and repatriation requirements. This means that the responsibility for compliance obligations, such as visa sponsorship and compliance with immigration laws, is shifted to the OHLA holder.

Your Guide to Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS)

When your organisation aims to bring in and employ a 482 Visa holder directly, our team is right here to lend a hand throughout the Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) application process. Once approved, an SBS opens the doors to sponsor skilled workers for a solid 5-year stretch.

How We Make It Happen:

Our support extends to permanent employer-sponsored visa options tailored for skilled workers holding a long-term job offer in Australia. This typically follows the initial sponsorship via the Subclass 482 Visa, ensuring a seamless transition.

Visa Choices for Your Sponsorship Needs:

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa Subclass 186: This offers Direct Entry (DE), Temporary Residence Transition (TRT), and Labour Agreement streams.
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (Provisional) Visa Subclass 494: It provides Direct Entry (DE), Labour Agreement, and Subsequent Entry streams.

A World of Occupations

The ANZSCO list covers a vast range of roles across different industries, allowing you to pick the right talent that fits your needs.

Retention Boost

Sponsoring a 482 Visa holder can be a powerful tool for retaining talent in your organisation. To qualify for PR, the individual must work continuously for their sponsor on the 482 Visa for a significant period, fostering long-term commitment.

Path to PR

For occupations listed on the Medium Term List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term stream, the SBS sponsorship offers a seamless path to Permanent Residency (PR) through the ENS - Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream.

Effortless Procedures

Our expertise ensures that obtaining your SBS is a smooth and efficient journey for your organisation, navigating the Government process.

Employer Sponsorship Visa Options

Seamlessly Bring Global Talent Onboard with Australian Employer Sponsorship Options

As a business or organisation, you can sponsor international individuals, either temporarily or permanently, through a range of eligible Australian visa programs.

Understanding the nuances of ‘Sponsorship’ varies based on the visa type. While some visa subclasses necessitate straight forward information from your business, others may involve more comprehensive documentation.

To apply, the individual must have a particular skill set to work in an approved occupation on the Department of Home Affairs Skilled Occupation Lists.

Explore some of the visa options for Employer Sponsorship below:

Visa Type

Permitted Stay


Visitor Visa – Business stream

Each stay up to 3 months
Permitted to attend general business meetings, conferences and trade fairs.

400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa

3 months
Permitted to do short-term, highly specialised non-ongoing work. Allowed to stay from 3 to 6 months in limited circumstances only.

417 Working Holiday Visa and 462 Work and Holiday Visa

From 1-3 years depending on what country you are from.
Must not be employed by any one employer for more than 6 months. Must not engage in studies or training for more than 4 months. To get second year must complete three months regional work.

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Up to 4 years under MLTSSLUp to 2 years under STSOL
Not permitted to undertake any work that would normally attract remuneration.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

Must be employed by the sponsoring company in a skilled role on the MLTSSL List and be offered work for an anticipated two year period and be paid the correct market rate for the position.

407 Training Visa

Up to 2 years
Allows an individual to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities to improve skills for their job, area of tertiary study, field of expertise or in a professional development training program in Australia. These visas require businesses to be a Temporary Activities Sponsor (TAS)

408 Temporary Activity Visa

The duration of the event, or up to 4 years
This visa is only for participation in certain events that have been endorsed by the Australian Government

Consult with our Migration Agent to discover the ideal solution for your organisation.

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