In this post are top 5 occupations that receive highest Australia PR Visas. Australia is a top destination in terms of good job opportunities for the immigrant aspirants planning to come and settle permanently in the country. Many immigrants move to Australia for better career opportunities and good job options.

Between the year 2017 and 2018, nearly all the occupations are in-demand in Australia labour Market, i.e Managers, Professionals and Technicians emerged as the top occupations to apply for Australian permanent residence. This occupation group was granted 64.8% PR visas in 2017-2018.

The total number of permanent residence invitations under the skill migration programs was 162,417 in 2017/2018 as compared to 183,608 PR invitations in 2016/2017. Last year saw the highest number of invitations awarded to the Accountants followed by Software Engineers and Nurses.

Generally, occupations like Accountants and Engineers usually reach the occupation upper limit very fast. The most popular top Five (5) occupations that got the highest number of PR invitations are:

  • Accountants take up all the labour market with 3505 places
  • Software Engineers obtain 3112 PR invitations
  • Registered Nurses got 1561 invitation places
  • Developer Programmer/software engineers filled the labour market with 1487 places
  • Cooks had 1257 invitations

The Skilled Visa Category program has occupied 35,528 spots with the migrants. From these, 29,307 spots were filled under the Employer Nominated category and the left places by regional sponsored migration scheme. Indian applicants have occupied 33,310 spots in Australia Labour Market under Skill Migration Programs that includes:

  • Australia State Sponsored Visa Program 190
  • Australia Skilled Independent Visa Program Subclass 189
  • Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Program 489

The Australian PR under skill migration adopts a point-based immigration system to invite candidates. Although, there are many visas applications, however, some occupations have low demand. The Australian immigration office first takes high demanding jobs.

To apply you must have a minimum of 65 points out of 100 on Australia Point Assessment Grid. The points are calculated for age, educational qualification, adaptability, language proficiency, and work experience. Find out more about the popular jobs in Australia and confirm whether your occupation is listed on the Australia Occupational demand list or not.

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