The Department Of Home Affairs has introduced a new list labeling it as ” The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List”. Existing skilled migration occupation lists continue to be active, and visas will still be processed, but priority will be given to those in occupations on the newly announced Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).
PMSOL list includes 17 occupations:
- Chief executive or Managing Director
- Construction Project Manager
- Mechanical Engineer
- General Practitioner
- Resident Medical Officer
- Medical Practitioner nec
- Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
- Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
- Registered Nurse (Medical)
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
- Registered Nurse ( Perioperative)
- Registered Nurses nec
- Developer Programmer
- Software Engineer
- Maintenance Planner
At this stage, priority is given to employer-sponsored visas temporary and permanent. It is worth noting that Australian businesses wishing to sponsor overseas employees must advertise positions under strict rules to ensure that no available Australian employee could fill the position.
Those employer-sponsored visa holders currently stuck outside Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and whose occupations are listed on the PMSOL can request a lifting of restriction to allow them to return to Australia and resume their positions.
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