17 Occupations Immigration is prioritising right now

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Department of Home Affairs has released The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List aims to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 by prioritising visa applications for those with critical skills.

Employer-sponsored applications with an occupation on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List will be given priority processing over all other occupations. All other applications will remain active, but the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List occupations will take priority.

This list is temporary and will be updated as Australia’s economy recovers.

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Priority 17 Occupations are: (ANZSCO code)

  • 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)

Travel exemptions

While Australia’s borders remain closed, temporary visa holders must obtain a travel exemption before travelling to Australia. If you are overseas and would like to apply for a travel exemption, please contact us.

Visa subclasses

Priority processing of applications for Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List occupations applies to these employer-sponsored visa subclasses:

Is your occupation not listed above?

Don’t worry. The department is still processing all occupations. Regional applications also seem to be taking priority. We have recently had a number of 187 Transitional Visa applications approved in under 2 months. If you are ready o go ahead with your next visa application, contact us today.