News has begun to circulate regarding the new 2016-2017 Skilled Occupation List for Australian Migration. The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting the latest submissions from various professional bodies about whether they believe there will continue to be skills shortages in their industry.
The submissions form the basis of decision making by the Australian Government when the new skilled occupation list is announced in the next few months, expected to commence on 1 July 2016.
Newsflash: 2016-2017 Skilled Occupation List Announced
What’s in demand?
Consistent with Australia’s upward construction trend, glaziers and floor covering installers are expected to be in continued short supply, resulting in need for foreign nationals to fill positions in Australia. Similarly, builders, architects, bricklayers and electricians are expected to be in high demand.
In the medium to long term, Accountants are also believed to be in demand with professional bodies seeking that the occupation remain on the Skilled Occupation List.
The number of medical professionals, however, may be reaching maturity because various bodies are calling for a slow down in migration due to large numbers of domestic graduates filling the system. This includes dentists and optometrists. However, this does not include nursing and aged care professionals needed to look after Australia’s ageing population. This industry is expected to grow strongly and require more staff.
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