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Top 10 occupations in demand in Australia for skilled migration

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At EMSA, we push boundaries to ensure that our clients have the most up to date information and best chance of achieving their residency dreams in Australia.

As you know, each year, Australia’s skilled occupation list is updated and this happens on the 1st of July. This year, 3 new occupations were added to the Skilled Occupation List, these were, Floor and Wall Tiler, Bricklayer and Chef.

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 2014/15, here is a list of the occupations with the most places in the skilled migration program.

  • Nurses – 15,042
  • Electricians – 7,854
  • Carpenters and Joiners – 7,164
  • Secondary School Teachers – 7002
  • Metal fitters and Machinists – 6,816
  • Motor Mechanics – 6,444
  • Accountants – 5,478
  • Construction Project Managers – 5,178
  • Software and Application Programmers – 5,004
  • 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 admin@emsaus.com or phone 1300 362 377

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    Hi, I m on 457 visa as restaurant manager. I have 6 in each in ielts . Also I have certificate III in automotive ( motor mechanic). Does this helps in getting permanent residence.
    Thanks

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    Hello,
    Thanks for the information and your email. I am interesting in get advice about application for residency and/or pathway to study as accountant.
    Regards,
    Jenny Mahecha.

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    Hello,
    That’s quite interesting, and helpful but I’m about to graduate as a dentist in Venezuela, I’ve made some research of my own already, but some external help is always good, so I was wondering if you, please, could give me some information that might be excelent for this what I want to be my next step in life.
    Thanks and greetings!

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      Hola Hugo!

      En EMSA también hablamos español. Te vamos enviar información para que puedas iniciar tu proceso de migración a Australia.

      Saludos!

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        Jajaja bueno por si las dudas, preferí escribirlo en inglés! Muchas gracias!

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    Hello thank you for the really good information.As I have seen skilled occupation list. I have done diploma of mechanical engeneering and I have experience of couple of years in the same field in my back home. Is that help me any case to get my permenent resedency.

    Chi

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      Hi!

      You might have possibilities to apply for a PR in Australia.
      I will send you an initial email asking you for more details.

      Thank you!

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        i have done acca.i have also done b.com(2 years) from pakistan.ielts 6 bands .can i apply for residency

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    Hola, estoy próximo a terminar estudios en Ing. Petroquimica pero esta no es una profesión de demanda, ¿Es posible homologar la profesión a otra que este en demanda? Gracias por su atención!

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      Hola Andres

      A pesar que la profesión no aparezca entre las 10 más demandadas, hay más posibilidades para poder vivir en Australia.

      Vamos a enviarte un correo preguntando por más detalles. De esta forma podríamos iniciar un proceso de migración.

      Saludos!

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    Hello friends … I need to know whether or Brisbane Queensland, require highly experienced Psychiatrist. Many books published, University Teaching, many years and is currently in court. Child and Juvenil psychiatry expert, addictions and especially Alcoholism. Thanks if you can inform me … Dr. Juri Vallejo.

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      Hi Armando

      You might have possibilities to apply for a PR in Australia.
      I will send you an initial email asking you for more details.

      Thank you!

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    Hi EMSA:

    I would like to receive more information about the permament residency. I am an Account, I would like to apply from Colombia.

    Cheers,

    Angela

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      Hola Angela!

      Probablemente tu tienes posibilidades de emigrar a Australia como Permanent Resident. Te enviamos un correo para crear tu perfil y evaluar cómo podrías aplicar a una visa permanente.

      Saludos!

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    Hello, I have some doubts about opportunities in my career or let’s say careers. I’m about to become a Graphic Designer and next year I’ll graduate as a Publicist in Venezuela. So I was wondering if you could help me with some info about it or some postgraduates available in Australia, like for example a visual arts postgraduate program. So if you, please, could help me I’ll be one step ahead to what I want to accomplish.

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      Hola Maria Andrea!

      Australia ofrece muchos programas de posgrado que están entre los mejores del mundo.

      Te enviamos un correo para crear tu perfil inicial y poder conocer qué tipo de cursos te gustarían.

      Saludos!

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    Hola.
    Mi esposa realizo una maestria en accounting and Business administration en Brisbane pero no podido acreditarse ante el CPA ya que no alcanzado el 70 Ielst academic.
    Nuestra visa esta a dos meses de expirar su trabajo es mas customers services y administrativo.
    Podria enviarles su perfil para que nos asesoren?
    Gracias.

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      Hola Henry

      Claro que sí los podemos asesorar! Voy a enviarte un email, para crear el perfil inicial. Después de esto podremos hablar con nuestro agente migratorio para saber cómo es el mejor camino.

      Saludos!

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    Hey,

    My sister is thinking of studying English and going to uni here in Australia next year. Will she be entitled to get her PR granted as I’m a PR? I will hopefully be a citizen by then if that makes things easier.

    Thanks,
    Juan

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    Hola, quiero saber que posibilidades tengo de volverme PR si termino un bachellors degree y un masters en marketing.

    Sls,

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    Hello There

    I hope you are doing well

    I am from Colombia and I am holding PR visa but I really love my country… everybody says Australia is the best place to live but keep in mind, having residency doesn’t mean you are going to get a job in your field straight away you really have to work hard doing crappy jobs at the same time just to survive like cleaning, waiting dealing with different personalities deeming the fact this country loves European professionals. This country is racist as well, but even worst, the Colombian community always bitching about our country being selfish and cocky forgetting where they come from, here is not like heaven… keep in mind you really need to work hard and if you just got 6 score on IELTS do it again people here is really mean If you don’t speak really good English. I am no destroying dreams I am just warning, here is a competitive market and you really need to work even harder than Colombia to valid your experience and professional skills (i.e Engineering). Aussies are not stupid they know we come from third world country which has several issues to resolve including education heaps lower then theirs

    Safety is amazing btw it’s a really safe place I couldn’t deny it

    Cheers!

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      Hi Freddy!

      Part of what you are saying is true. Having a PR is not enough to get automatically a job in Australia. However, having a PR or even the Australian citizenship gives you the opportunity to be part of this country and enjoy the numerous benefits that government offers.

      Thank you for sharing your experience!

      Cheers

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    Hola buenas tardes.mi esposo esta estudiando un certificado en mecanico de vehiculos pesados y motores diesel y yo el otro año empiezo a estudiar childcare.existe alguna posibilidad de optener la residencia. Como podemos contactarlos para q nos puedan acesorar.gracias espero una pronta respuesta.

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      Hola Camila!

      Te vamos a enviar más información acerca de tus posibilidades a tu email.

      Muchas gracias por escribir 😉

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        Hola como estan no me ha llegado nd a mi email.puedo llamarlos o sacar una cita vivo en Brisbane

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        Hola Claro que si!

        Mira si quieres nos puedes llamar a 1300 362 377. También si quieres nos puedes enviar tu numero a promotions@emsaus.com y te devolvemos la llamada.

        (Tambien depronto revisa en Spam, nuestro correo)
        Saludos!

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    Hola buen día estoy interesado en radicarme en Australia.
    Soy técnico electricista e Ingeniero Electrónico, mi esposa es Contadora pública. Podrían ayudarme y asesorarme con el paso a seguir. muchas gracias.

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    Hola, buenas tardes,

    Soy de Venezuela y busco la oportunidad de inmigrar a Australia para mejor calidad de vida, soy corredor de seguros acá en mi país,tengo 10 años de experiencia en el mercado asegurador y estoy en la completa disponibilidad para permanecer en Australia de acuerdo a sus necesidades y requerimientos

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    hola, saludos, soy un estudiante venezolano de 26 anos de edad, psicologo graduado y me encuentro actualmente en australia, especificamente en goldcoast qld, utilizo el espanol, al ver que han contestado algunas preguntas en mi lengua materna, quisiera saber si es posible recibir alguna asesoria sobre mis posibilidades y mejores vias para eventualmente poder obtener la residencia en eeste hermoso pais, actualmente poseo una visa 572, que expira en junio del 2016, ya que estoy inscrito en Tafe para el ano que viene al terminar el curso de business que empezare en breve ya que apenas termine uno de ingles, y vine de venezuela con todos ellos ya inscritos, pero tengo la sensacion de que si no organizo mis planes, no tendran una concordancia logica que me permita sumar para quedarme, actualmente me desempeno como manager de un restaurante que ha comprado mi familia (tios australianos) aca en goldcoast.

    muchas gracias de antemano
    postdata, tambien estoy interezado en hacer un plan macro, para mi hermano menor 18 anos, que recien termino high school en venezuela, y quisiera que viniese en un par de anos aca. gracias de nuevo

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      Hola Carlos

      Uno de nuestros agentes se pondrá en GoldCoast se pondrá en contacto contigo para analizar los casos de tu hermano y el tuyo.

      Saludos!

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    Hola, me gustaría saber que oportunidades tiene para migrar un licenciado de Bioanalisis de Venezuela. Tengo ese título y actualmente culmino un posgrado en control de calidad en alimentos. Me gustaría obtener más información, muchas gracias,

    saludos.

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    Deseo obtener información sobre la forma de poder trabajar en Melbourne con mi esposa tenemos 27 años cada uno somos profesionales en Colombia, no tenemos hijos pero queremos obtener esa experiencia de laborar en otro país. No importa el tipo de trabajo la idea es trabajar y estudiar. Yo soy administrador de empresas y ella es Comunicadora social.

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    Hi i m ajaz from india….. i m a Hair dressser experience of 5 years. I hv done diploma in hair dressing… should i got PR for australia in skill work

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    Hi i came to australia few months earlier and i am a student of diploma of business management, do i have a chance to be eligible to apply for PR in future. Please suggest me what should i do if i want to go for PR. Help would be really appreciated. Thank you.

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    Buenas Tardes
    Soy técnico de telecomunicaciones instalo la fibra óptica de telefónica en España soy peruano pero tengo la nacionalidad española, deseo saber si requieren instaladores líneas telefónicas e internet por favor informarme al respecto muchas gracias

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      Hola Arturo.

      Pueden existir diferentes caminos para aplicar a una visa permanente siendo técnico en telecomunicaciones, pero depende de la edad, experiencia y otros factores.

      Estaremos en contacto contigo via correo.

      Saludos!

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    I have a diploma in marketing management.Please advise on study pathways to get PR in Australia

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    Hola, soy contador público de Venezuela (2014) tengo 4 años de experiencia en auditoría (2 años en big four) y hago una maestría en economía y una especialización en contaduría, auditoría y tributación internacional. Hablo español e inglés avanzado, y básico de francés y portugués.

    Me gustaría saber la factibilidad de aplicar para contar con la visa y mudarme recién culmine la maestría el año que viene.

    Muchísimas gracias.

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    Hi there,
    I am studying in RMIT as an international student from Singapore pursuing a Bachelor Business degree majoring in Accountancy for 1.5 years. I will be graduating end of this year 2015. I need help in planning out to get a PR and work here in Australia.

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    I did my electrical engineering in India and worked in a software firm as a programmer. Now I am doing my masters in business information systems and expecting to graduate by 2016. Do i have any way for getting the residency

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    Hi,
    I am a conputer network engineer with bachelors degree from india and year and a half experience in same, i am currently doing masters in IT From QUT and have 7 each in IELTS i need help with my future options

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    Estimados
    soy profesora de historia, habrán posibilidades de encontrar un trabajo en australia. qué más se necesitaría? espero su ayuda.

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    Hi, i submitted my EOI for External Auditor ANZSCO Code 221213 in August 2015. Soon after my submission i realised that my occupation had reached a ceiling so i was never invited. i would like to know if skillselect will be inviting applicants again in the future.

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    Hi dear
    I m on 457 visa past 7 months .i have 6 each in ielts. Let’s say if cook occupation removed from both list . Then can I apply permanent residents… Bcaise my RCB reject 2 times as a manager and cook.. But now I m working as a cook on 457 visa.tell what shoul I do… Too confused

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    Hi! Im studying BS in Industrial Technology major in Welding Technology for 2 years in Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University. I have a certificate NC II accredited by TESDA and I am trained ROTC for 1 year. I had an ojt in 3months welder on Construction Company. I experienced being a Warehouse Clerk and at the same time a TimeKeeper. I’m from Philippines.

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    Hola soy licenciada en bioanalisis en Venezuela quisiera saber mis posibilidades para emigrar a Australia y ejercer mi carrera.

    gracias

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