Australia announces new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List(PMSOL)


Australia has recently announced a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), which aims to allow sponsored skilled workers to return to Australia and meet the urgent demand for certain skills in critical sectors, thus helping to create more jobs in the country and rebuild Australia’s economy.  The list has a total of 18 occupations, which were selected on the basis of advice from the   National Skills Commission as well as in consultation with relevant Commonwealth agencies.
According to Alan Tudge, Australia’s Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the changes will strike the right balance for Australia’s economic recovery.
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“These occupations in the health care, construction and IT sectors will supercharge both our health and economic response to COVID-19.
“Visa holders, who have been sponsored by an Australia business in a PMSOL occupation can request an exemption from Australia’s travel restrictions, but will be subject to a strict 14 days quarantine on arrival at their own expense,” said the Minister.
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Australia’s Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, announced that the PMSOL would be complemented by strengthening labour market requirements. She informed that in addition to the current requirements of two national advertisements, employers must also advertise their vacancy on the Government’s jobactive website.


Though the existing skilled migration occupation list would remain active and visas would be processed, priority would be given to occupations on the PMSOL. The 18 occupations (ANZSCO code)  on the PMSOL are:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Social Worker (272511)

As Australia is gearing up for recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the country needs skilled workers from abroad to meet the demand for various skills in the labour market. If you wish to migrate to Australia, you may start the preparations right away and be ready to grab right opportunity. For more information on Australia immigration, contact CanApprove, the best Australia immigration consultants.

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