New occupations added to PMSOL
Australia’s PMSOL (Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List) has nearly doubled following the addition of 22 new occupations.
The PMSOL is temporary and updated in accordance with Australia’s labour shortages. The Government liaises with employers, business leaders and industry bodies to determine occupations in need. These most recent changes saw multiple engineering, finance and IT occupations added.
The current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List can be found on the Department website.
About the PMSOL
Australia’s PMSOL (Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List) was introduced in September 2020 to address critical skills shortages and support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
Applicants with a valid visa and an occupation on the PMSOL should receive priority processing.
“Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority processing. All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority.” (The Department of Home Affairs 2021).
Applying for a Skilled Visa
It is still possible to lodge a skilled visa application for Australia, however it is extremely difficult to obtain an invitation to apply. Consequently, applicants should ensure they have maximum skills points and consider applying for state nomination to increase their chances.
The massive demand for visas and the COVID travel bans are causing extensive processing delays for many applicants. However, working with a reputable Migration Agent like Visa Go Australia can put you in the best position for being selected to apply for a skilled visa.
We work with our clients to ensure they remain updated and have the best chances of securing their visa. You can obtain a detailed quote by filling in our online assessment for free here: https://visa-go.com/points-calculator/
You can learn more about the skilled visa on our dedicated webpage.
Book a consultation with our Australian Migration Agent Darren Chatt MARN:0211214.