Top 10 Occipations in Demand in Australia 2015/16 | EMSA

Top 10 occupations in demand for 2015/16 for migration to Australia


At EMSA, we constantly stay updated on immigration changes and how they affect our clients and people wanting to study or migrate to Australia. We’ve help 1000’s of people move to Australia and thrive on helping find a pathway to suit each person.

As you know, each year, Australia’s skilled occupation list is updated and this happens on the 1st of July. This year, 3 occupations were removed from the Skilled Occupation List, these were, Urban and Regional Planner, Dental Specialist and Dentist. There were also 2 occupations added and these were Panel Beater and Cabinet Maker. 

What you may not know is that each occupation has an upper limit (ceiling) on the number of places that can be granted. This means that some occupations have a lot more space than others.

To ensure you have the best chance of getting your visa, the team at EMSA stay up to date which occupations have the most space and which avenues are best for our clients to follow.

For 2015/16, here is a list of the occupations with the most places in the skilled migration program: 

  • Nurses – 13872
  • Electricians – 8772
  • Secondary School Teachers – 8352
  • Metal fitters and Machinists – 8070
  • Carpenters and Joiners – 7290
  • Motor Mechanics – 6108
  • Construction Project Managers – 5640
  • Software and Application Programmers – 5364
  • Plumbers – 5130
  • Structural Steel and Welding Trade Workers – 4482

If you have an occupation on this list or on the skilled occupation list the worldwide team at EMSA can assist you in either applying for residency or finding a potential study pathway to residency.

For more information, contact us at [email protected] or phone 1300 362 377

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