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|
|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|
|2121||Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters||1,098|
|2212||Auditors, CS & Corporate Treasurers*||1,552|
|2241||Mathematicians ,Actuaries & Statisticians||1,000|
|2245||Land Economists and Valuers||1,000|
|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|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*||1,600|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals*||1,000|
|2341||Agricultural and Forestry Scientists||1,000|
|2342||Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists||1,000|
|2344||Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists||1,000|
|2346||Medical Laboratory Scientists||1,505|
|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|
|2527||Speech Professionals and Audiologists||1,000|
|2531||General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers||3,550|
|2533||Internal Medicine Specialists||1,000|
|2539||Other Medical Practitioners||1,250|
|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|
|3122||Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians||1,000|
|3123||Electrical Engineering Draftspersons & Technicians||1,000|
|3132||Telecomm. Technical Specialists||1,000|
|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|
|3311||Bricklayers and Stonemasons||1,610|
|3312||Carpenters and Joiners||8,536|
|3322||Painting Trades Workers||3,330|
|3334||Wall and Floor Tilers||1,682|
|3421||Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics||1,851|
|3422||Electrical Distribution Trades Workers||1,000|
|3423||Electronics Trades Workers||1,313|
|3611||Animal Attendants and Trainers||1,051|
|3991||Boat Builders and Shipwrights||1,000|
|4523||Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials||4,071|
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