Last week came a much-anticipated change to Australian migration, which has been heavily impacted by Covid-19.

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP has announced the inclusion of a range of skilled occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). This is a great opportunity for skilled immigrants who are seeking to move to, or continue work in, Australia.

The PMSOL, first announced in September 2020, is developed in conjunction with the National Skills Commission to ensure a small number of critical occupations are filled to continue to create Australian jobs and aid in Australia’s ongoing recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Below are the new 22 occupations which bring the PMSOL to 41 in total (with the ANZCO code):

Accountant (General) (221111)*
Analyst Programmer (261311)*
Cartographer (232213)*
Chef (351311)*
Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
Civil Engineer (233211)*
Construction Project Manager (133111)
Developer Programmer (261312)
Electrical Engineer (233311)*
External Auditor (221213)*
General Practitioner (253111)
Geotechnical Engineer (233212)*
ICT Security Specialist (262112)*
Internal Auditor (221214)*
Maintenance Planner (312911)
Management Accountant (221112)*
Mechanical Engineer (233512)
Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)*
Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
Midwife (254111)
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)*
Multimedia Specialist (261211)*
Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)*
Other Spatial Scientist (232214)*
Petroleum Engineer (233612)*
Psychiatrist (253411)
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)
Resident Medical Officer (253112)
Social Worker (272511)
Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)*
Software Engineer (261313)
Structural Engineer (233214)*
Surveyor (232212)*
Taxation Accountant (221113)*
Transport Engineer (233215)*
Veterinarian (234711)

* Indicates occupation added in June 2021

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