As nations around the world continue to wrestle with the global pandemic and stimulate their economies, Australia is leading the way in fast tracking visa applications to skilled migrants.
Most notably, international chefs, mining workers, accountants, ICT security specialists and medical professionals have been shortlisted to help address chronic critical skills shortages.
If you’ve ever considered immigrating to Australia as a skilled professional, this article shares:
- What the lay of the job landscape looks like today
- What you need to know about quarantine
- Which professions have been added to the list
See if your profession qualifies for faster visa processing below.
The Current Landscape
Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, recently announced that 22 new job categories will be added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) that was designed to help attract critical migrant workers to its shores.
The move is also seen by government as an on-going effort to aid in Australia’s recovery from the pandemic, which has largely curtailed the outbreak.
Federal budget papers have indicated that Australia will continue to see a steady drop in skilled migrants over the next year, which will allow the country to ramp up its visa quotas where money saved can be used to bring its economy back faster.
The current PMSOL list has now expanded to 41 occupations since its inception in September last year, having been updated thanks to feedback from key stakeholders on the critical vacancies that need to be filled.
Additions To The PMSOL List
The newly added occupations to the priority list include:
- Accountant (General) (221111)
- Accountant (Taxation) (221113)
- Accountant (Management) (221112)
- External Auditor (221213)
- Internal Auditor (221214)
- Electrical Engineer (233311)
- Civil Engineer (233211)
- Structural Engineer (233214)
- Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
- Transport Engineer (233215)
- Mining Engineer (233611)
- Petroleum Engineer (233612)
- Surveyor (232212)
- Cartographer (232213)
- Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
- Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
- Orthotist / Prosthetist (251912)
- Multimedia Specialist (261211)
- Analyst Programmer (261311)
- Software and Applications Programmers (261399)
- ICT Security Specialist (262112)
- Chef (351311)
What About Quarantine?
Eligible skilled workers that hold visas sponsored by an Australian business will be required to go into mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days at their own expense according to Australia’s quarantine requirements.
How Can Aejis Migration Help You Get Started?
Our migration lawyers have assisted individuals and their families from all over the world in migrating successfully to Australia.
If you engage in any of the listed professions on the PMSOL and are actively looking to migrate to Australia, we can assist in helping take you through the immigration journey from start to finish.