Know the most in-demand occupations in Australia for 2019

Know the most in-demand occupations in Australia for 2019

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Australia has announced the occupation ceiling for the 2019-20 immigration program year. Occupational ceilings make sure that a small number of occupations do not dominate the Skilled Migration Program. 

Every year, thousands of immigrants apply for Australia’s GSM Program based on the occupations on the SOL. The Dept. of Home Affairs regularly updates the SOL. Currently, there are more than 200 occupations on the SOL. 

However, every occupation group on the SOL can only have a limited number of invitations issued. This limit is called the occupational ceiling. Once an occupation reaches the occupational ceiling, no more invites for the same are issued for that program year. 

Occupation ceiling, however, should never be mistaken for the number of visa places on offer. Migration experts say that occupational ceiling gives you an insight as to which occupations are in-demand in Australia. Some occupations tend to have a higher occupational ceiling as compared to others. 

For the year 2019-20, the occupational ceiling for Nurses is more than 17,000. The occupational ceiling is nearly 8,000 for occupations such as Secondary School Teachers, Electricians, Software Programmers and Carpenters. 

In contrast, occupations like Economists, Music professionals and Cartographers have a low occupational ceiling of 1000. 

The occupational ceiling shows which occupations are high in demand and need more migrants in the country, as per SBS News. 

Occupational ceilings do not apply to the below categories: 

  • State and Territory Nominated Programs 
  • Employer-Sponsored Programs 
  • Business Innovation and Investment Programs 

Here are the occupational ceilings for the year 2019-20: 

Occupation   Name  Occupation Ceiling for  2019-20 
1213  Livestock Farmers  5,934 
1331  Construction Managers  4,983 
1332  Engineering Managers  1,000 
1341  Child Care Centre Managers  1,000 
1342  Health & Welfare Svc Managers  1,785 
1399  Other Specialist Managers  3,044 
2111  Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers  1,000 
2112  Music Professionals  1,000 
2121  Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters  1,098 
2211  Accountants*  2,746 
2212  Auditors, CS & Corporate Treasurers*  1,552 
2241  Mathematicians ,Actuaries & Statisticians  1,000 
2243  Economists  1,000 
2245  Land Economists and Valuers  1,000 
2247  Management consultant  5,269 
2321  Architects and Landscape Architects  2,171 
2322  Cartographers and Surveyors  1,000 
2331  Chemical and Materials Engineers  1,000 
2332  Civil Engineering Professionals  3,772 
2333  Electrical Engineers  1,000 
2334  Electronics Engineers*  1,000 
2335  Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*  1,600 
2336  Mining Engineers  1,000 
2339  Other Engineering Professionals*  1,000 
2341  Agricultural and Forestry Scientists  1,000 
2342  Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists  1,000 
2343  Environmental Scientists  1,472 
2344  Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists  1,000 
2345  Life Scientists  1,000 
2346  Medical Laboratory Scientists  1,505 
2347  Veterinarians  1,000 
2349  Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals  1,000 
2411  Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers  2,294 
2414  Secondary School Teachers  8,052 
2415  Special Education Teachers  1,111 
2421  University Lecturers and Tutors  3,407 
2512  Medical Imaging Professionals  1,203 
2514  Optometrists and Orthoptists  1,000 
2519  Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals  1,000 
2521  Chiropractors and Osteopaths  1,000 
2524  Occupational Therapists  1,082 
2525  Physiotherapists  1,784 
2526  Podiatrists  1,000 
2527  Speech Professionals and Audiologists  1,000 
2531  General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers  3,550 
2533  Internal Medicine Specialists  1,000 
2534  Psychiatrists  1,000 
2535  Surgeons  1,000 
2539  Other Medical Practitioners  1,250 
2541  Midwives  1,218 
2544  Registered Nurses  17,509 
2611  ICT Business and Systems Analysts*  2,587 
2612  Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers  1,000 
2613  Software and Applications Programmers*  8,748 
2621  Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists  2,887 
2631  Computer Network Professionals*  2,553 
2633  Telecommunications Engineering Professionals  1,000 
2711  Barristers  1,000 
2713  Solicitors  4,650 
2723  Psychologists  1,832 
2725  Social Workers  2,128 
3122  Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians  1,000 
3123  Electrical Engineering Draftspersons & Technicians  1,000 
3132  Telecomm. Technical Specialists  1,000 
3211  Automotive Electricians  1,000 
3212  Motor Mechanics  6,399 
3222  Sheetmetal Trades Workers  1,000 
3223  Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers  3,983 
3232  Metal Fitters and Machinists  7,007 
3233  Precision Metal Trades Workers  1,000 
3241  Panelbeaters  1,000 
3311  Bricklayers and Stonemasons  1,610 
3312  Carpenters and Joiners  8,536 
3322  Painting Trades Workers  3,330 
3331  Glaziers  1,000 
3332  Plasterers  2,100 
3334  Wall and Floor Tilers  1,682 
3341  Plumbers  5,060 
3411  Electricians  8,624 
3421  Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics  1,851 
3422  Electrical Distribution Trades Workers  1,000 
3423  Electronics Trades Workers  1,313 
3513  Chefs  2,738 
3611  Animal Attendants and Trainers  1,051 
3941  Cabinetmakers  2,112 
3991  Boat Builders and Shipwrights  1,000 
4523  Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials  4,071 
4524  Sportspersons  1,000 

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