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Skilled Migration: Still A Good Year For Accountants, Engineers And IT Professionals

Occupation Ceilings for 2017-18 Program year has been released, carrying a good news for Accountants, Software Engineer and Mechanical Engineers. For this fiscal year, significant higher ceilings are given for the abovementioned occupations.

Prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 fiscal year, the government announced that the Australia’s permanent migration programme for this program year will remain stable at a ceiling of 190,000 intakes despite the abolition of the 457 visa and removal of some occupations on the list.

The following are the pro rata occupations that ceilings have been increased:

  • Accountants: Increased by 2285 places to 4785
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: Increased by 639 places to 2178
  • Software and Applications Programmers: Increased by 540 places to 6202
  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts: Increased by 92 places to 1574

The following are the pro rate occupations that ceilings are unchanged to 1000 places:

  • Electronics Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals

Occupation ceilings that have been reduced:

  • Computer Network Professionals: Decreased by 108 places to 1318
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: Decreased by 86 places to 132

Occupations with significantly decreased ceilings:

  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons: Decreased by 480 places to 1271
  • Other Medical Practitioners: Decreased by 315 places to 1000
  • Metal Fitters and Machinists: Decreased by 1347 places to 5330
  • Solicitors: Decreased by 993 places to 4161
  • Engineering Managers: Decreased by 252 places to 1155
  • Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics: Decreased by 274 places to 1427
  • Social Workers: Decreased by 221 places to 1562
  • Special Education Teachers: Decreased by 126 places to 1000
  • Carpenters and Joiners: Decreased by 750 places to 6968
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists: Decreased by 115 places to 1487
  • Chefs: Decreased by 179 places to 2675
  • Electronics Trades Workers: Decreased by 115 places to 1878

This goes to show that immigration process is extremely dynamic, thus, changes in the rules and regulations may occur anytime. Like what we are always saying, everyone should strike the iron while it is still hot. It is best to better understand your eligibility and apply for what you qualify for when you really qualify. Let NTRUST assess your criteria and take your migration plans forward. Call 6299 0245 for more information.

Below is a table of the occupation ceilings set for 2017-18:

Occupation

Occupation Ceiling Value 2017-18

Construction Managers

5400

Engineering Managers

1155

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1374

Accountants*

4785

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*

1327

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

Marine Transport Professionals

1000

Architects and Landscape Architects

1474

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

Civil Engineering Professionals

3296

Electrical Engineers

1042

Electronics Engineers*

1000

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*

2178

Other Engineering Professionals*

1000

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1487

Veterinarians

1000

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

2639

Secondary School Teachers

7910

Special Education Teachers

1000

Medical Imaging Professionals

1113

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

1000

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

Occupational Therapists

1109

Physiotherapists

1464

Podiatrists

1000

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3495

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

Psychiatrists

1000

Surgeons

1000

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

Midwives

1090

Registered Nurses

16741

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

1574

Software and Applications Programmers*

6202

Computer Network Professionals*

1318

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

Barristers

1000

Solicitors

4161

Psychologists

1750

Social Workers

1562

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

Automotive Electricians

1000

Motor Mechanics

5980

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4426

Metal Fitters and Machinists

5330

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

Panelbeaters

1344

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1271

Carpenters and Joiners

6968

Painting Trades Workers

2780

Glaziers

1000

Plasterers

2103

Wall and Floor Tilers

1407

Plumbers

5507

Electricians

9354

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1427

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

Electronics Trades Workers

1878

Chefs

2675

Cabinetmakers

1905

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000