Top Jobs That Can Get You Australian Permanent Residency
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Top Jobs That Can Get You Australian Permanent Residency (PR)

With 190,000 places reserved each year for permanent migrants, Australia has one of the most significant immigration programs in the world. A large part of the program- nearly 70 per cent – is reserved for skilled migrants with over 128,000 permanent visas issued to skilled migrants with the requisite skill sets each year. If you are looking to emigrate to Australia, you will most likely want to gain permanent residency and stay here for good. With this in mind, this articles details the top jobs that can get you permanent residency in Australia.

The Top Jobs That Can Get You Australian Permanent Residency (PR)

In this year’s immigration plan for Australia, some of the most in-demand occupations include:

  • 17,322 registered nurses
  • 9,303 electricians,
  • 8,480 secondary school teachers,
  • 8,372 carpenters and joiners,
  • 6,979 metal fitters and machinists
  • 6,099 motor mechanics,
Skills Select Invitation Rounds – May 2021
Jobs That Can Get You Australian Permanent Residency
Australia is looking for 4,841 livestock farmers this year

With all that being said, very few people have been invited to apply for a visa under these occupations.with insufficient English language skills being a challenge for many applicants.

Heading further down the list of jobs that can get you Australian PR, we have some slightly more obscure professions such as 4,841 places reserved for livestock farmers this year.

Australia has a massive skill shortage, particularly in rural and regional areas with the farming sector, in particular, grappling with a shortage of labour.

Australian Occupations With The Most Competition

In contrast to skills gaps that are hard to fill, there are some occupations such as Software and Applications Programmers and Accountants, which attract a very high number of applicants and seem on track to exhaust their quota.

While the minimum threshold for applying for an Australian permanent visa was lifted to 65 points in July last year, for occupations that have higher interest from visa applicants the required points score can be as high as 80.

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Do you have an occupation on this list, and are you planning to look to gain permanent residency in Australia? Post in our comments below.

Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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  1. Hi Mark, can a person who studied Veterinary medicine and has since been working as a poultry farmer get a positive asssessment from vetasses?

  2. I have experience in working with livestock sheep to be specific but I don’t have the qualification of a farmer,do I stand a chance to getting an Australian PR just with the experience I have in working with sheep??

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