The entire world is drastically hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in an economic crisis. Slowly, all the countries worldwide are recovering from the crisis by implementing new schemes and programs.
Australia is facing a severe labor shortage like many other advanced nations. In order to support the economic recovery, Australia has released the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).
Compared to other countries, Australia sets the highest number of openings under its migration program every year. While in 2020 and 2021, the total spaces that existed are capped at a ceiling of 160,000.
Australia’s 2021-22 Migration Program planning levels
|Stream and Category||Places in 2021-22|
|Business Innovation & Investment Program||13500|
|Child (estimate; not subject to a ceiling)||3000|
To restore the financial crisis in Australia, PMSOL was launched by the Australian authorities. It is a list of expert occupations, which are highly in demand to fill the crucial expertise positions.
Migrants can use the Y-Axis Australia Skilled Immigration Points calculator to test for eligibility to immigrate to Australia.
Visa applications required for the PMSOL
Given are the priority processing under the following visa subclasses:
If the migrant is granted any of the above visas, they will be given an exemption to travel to Australia. The exemption can be applied by migrant or by the employer.
Remember that the mandatory 14-day quarantine period will apply even the migrants are exempted, and the expenses will be at the traveler or sponsor’s expense.
List jobs are included under PMSOL
The PMSOL was announced in September 2020, and later it was subjected to many changes by the Australian government based on the skill demands.
Finally, on June 27, 2021, Alex Hawke (the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs) has released the final list of PMSOL having 44 occupations. This also includes Hospital pharmacists, Industrial pharmacists, and Retail Pharmacists.
Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in June 2021
The 44 occupations in PMSOL include the following:
Migrants can check for the Department of Home Affairs, Australia website to get updated information about the complete PMSOL.
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