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Migration Occupations in Demand LIst

Migration Occupations in Demand LIst

Thursday, 9 August 2007
The Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, and the Hon, Joe Hockey MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations have today announced changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List.

Media Release – The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Thursday, 9 August 2007

The Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, and the Hon, Joe Hockey MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations have today announced changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List.

'The Migration Occupations in Demand List includes 38 managerial and professional occupations, one associate professional occupation, 10 computing specialisations and 46 trade occupations', Minister Andrews said.

Minister Hockey noted 'the inclusion of architect and quantity surveyor on the Migration Occupations in Demand List will be welcomed by employers, particularly those in the resources and construction industries. Changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List will also benefit Australia's international competitiveness as a provider of high quality aircraft maintenance and servicing'.

'Occupations and specialisations identified on the Migration Occupations in Demand List gain extra points for people applying for a points-tested General Skilled Migration visa, making it easier for them to come to Australia as skilled migrants', Minister Andrews said.

The Migration Occupations in Demand List helps to address the labour needs of Australian industry by selecting General Skilled Migration migrants with specialist skills and experience.
See: Migration Occupations in Demand List