Migrate to work

Here are some skilled migration visa options that could suit you.

Visas that need a nomination from an employer

General skilled migration visas

These visas are for young, skilled people with good levels of English:

The Subclasses 489 and 190 visas need a nomination from an Australian state or territory government such as Australia's Northern Territory Government.

MINT program

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned by the Darwin Innovation Hub and Paspalis Asset Management which assists overseas nationals with obtaining Australian permanent residency, if they have demonstrated commitment to being involved in the Darwin Innovation Hub.

The Northern Territory Government’s Department of Trade, Business and Innovation assists participants registered as part of the MINT program with concessions to normal requirements to access Northern Territory Government nomination.

Concessions include:

  • priority processing
  • consideration of a wider range of occupations than listed on the NT Migration Occupation List
  • opportunity to obtain a permanent residency visa instead of a provisional visa
  • age and English concessions for those applying for a subclass 132 or subclass 188 visa.

All participants of the MINT program must continue to satisfy mandatory Australian Government requirements for the visa they are applying for.

For further information on the MINT program go to the Darwin Innovation Hub website