Additional occupations for the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) announced

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On 22 June 2021, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP announced the inclusion of a further 22 occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).

This brings the total now to 41 occupations.

The PMSOL is a list of critical occupations necessary for the ongoing recovery of Australia’s economy from the impact of COVID-19.

This means that employer sponsored nominations and visa applications for those occupations will get priority processing. Skilled migrants in those occupations with a valid employer sponsored visa will also be able to get inbound travel exemptions.

The list now includes:

  • • accountants
  • • engineers and other mining sector occupations
  • • chefs
  • • medical specialists including nurses
  • • software specialists
  • • social workers


If you are an employer and want to sponsor a skilled migrant, and want to know if an occupation is on this list, contact the team at Ward Keller.

Phone: (08) 8946 2999

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