Surveyors added to priority skilled migration list

By on 24 June, 2021

Image courtesy G B_NZ/Flickr under CC BY-SA 2.0

The federal government has added surveyors, cartographers and other spatial scientists to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).

The PMSOL is a list of 41 ​skilled occupations that the government considers are needed to help Australia recover from the economic effects of COVID-19.

A listing on the PMSOL means that employer sponsored nomination and visa applications for those categories will be given priority processing.

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke, said the government had consulted widely with industry and “received valuable feedback from Australian business stakeholders on critical skill vacancies, which has been considered together with data from the National Skills Commission…”

The PMSOL list is a temporary measure introduced in September last year, and does come with some strings attached. For instance, during the current COVID situation, temporary visa holders still have to obtain a travel exemption before coming to Australia

Full details of the PMSOL and conditions are available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

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