Which occupation receives highest Australia PR visas?

Australia is a trendiest country in terms of good job opportunities for the migrants willing to come and settle in the country on permanent basis. Many migrants flock Australia for their career betterment and good job options.

Almost all the occupations are in-demand in Australia labour Market, in 2017-18, Professionals, Managers and Technicians emerged as the top occupations to apply for  Australian Permanent Residency. This occupation group was awarded 64.8% PR visas in 2017-18.

The total number of PR invitations under skill migration programs was 162,417 in 2017-18 as compared to 183,608 permanent residency invitations in 2016-17.

The previous year saw the maximum number of invitations given to the Accountants followed by Software Engineers and Nurses.

Pro-Rata occupations like Accountants and Engineers generally reach the occupation ceiling very fast.

The most popular top 5 occupations that got the maximum number of PR invitations are:

  1. Accountants filled the labour market with 3505 places
  2. Software Engineers got 3112 Permanent residency invitations
  3. Registered Nurses accounted 1561 invitation places
  4. Developer Programmer filled the labour market with 1487 places
  5. Cooks got 1257 invitations

The Skilled Visa Category program has filled 35,528 places with the migrants. Out of these, 29,307 places have been filled under Employer Nominated Stream and the left places by regional sponsored migration scheme.

The Indian Migrants have filled 33,310 places in Australia Labour Market under Skill Migration Programs that includes Australia Skilled Independent Visa Program Subclass 189, Australia State Sponsored Visa Program 190 and Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Program 489.

The Australian Permanent Residency under skill migration follows a point based immigration system to invite migrants. Though, there are many visas applications but some occupations have less demand. The Australian immigration department first fills high demanding jobs.

To apply you must have at least 65 points out of 100 on Australia Point Assessment grid. The points are calculated for age, educational qualification, language score and work experience.

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