In-Demand Jobs For Australia

Mar 4, 2021

There has always been an appeal for non-Australian nationals seeking to work here. The lifestyle, the wage and, clearly, the stunning weather all have to do with that. Australia has always had a transparent and equitable immigration policy and welcomes skilled migrant workers, so you’ll feel more than welcome if you’re making a move down under and meeting the requirements. Although international travel to Australia is currently suspended, many migrants and job seekers are starting the application process now in preparation for the re-opening of the borders, possibly sometime in 2021. In reality, every year in Australia, there are thousands of migrant workers who try to apply for a working visa. The Australian Skilled Migration Program is the best way you can obtain jobs and a work-based visa. This refers to the occupations listed in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL)- outlining the work shortage list in Australia. This list regulates the areas of job shortages where migrant skilled workers in the country are most sought after. Before we go on and explore some of the occupations and industries where migrant workers are most in-demand, it might be worth describing what the rather uncommon word ‘occupation ceilings’ means.

What are the Occupation Ceilings?

  • The amount of Expression of Interest (EOI) to be given by the Australian Government for a specific occupation category is restricted. This is what the occupation ceilings are referred to as.
  • The lower ranking occupation will be able to give an invitation to prospective migrants to work in the country. As the occupation ceilings for 2020-2021 have been announced, you will be curious to know which jobs are most in-demand for migrant workers in Australia.
  • There are a wide variety of positions covering any field that you can imagine. So if you are looking to move to Australia in the next year or so, there is really no limit for careers being accepted, and these are evolving year after year.
  • There are still several places and occupations open, even with the decline in statistics from 2019 (probably due to the coronavirus epidemic). Australia needs to get its economy restarted and return to sustainable prosperity. Many experts think that one of the best ways to do this is to allow migrants to fix skill shortages.
  • If your job is not in demand on the current SOL. You could then opt to change your skill level and become eligible to apply with a top-up or booster course.

New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

On the topic of Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List,
  • The Australian Government released on September 2nd a new essential skills list of job positions desperately needed to help the nation recover from Covid-19.
  • In the medical, IT and construction industries, people who have these skills can easily track their visa application and can also apply for exemption from travel restrictions to enter Australia.
  • This overcomes the greatest threat to migrants during the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The list is as follows:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • General Practitioner
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Midwife
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • Registered Nurses nec
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Maintenance Planner

Australia’s Top Occupations In-Demand 2020-2021

Nurses and Emergency Staff

Australia is popular for registered nurses or other medical workers looking to travel and work elsewhere. There is an increased demand for nurses because it is a growing industry which will soon reach its scarcity levels, giving high occupational ceilings for positions in this field. Overall, the health care sector has had the highest rise and growth in 5 years, and this is projected to continue until 2022. Registered nurses, disabled and aged caregivers, personal care staff, receptionists and nursing help are the most in-demand professions in this sector.

Programmer and IT Applications

For software developers with different abilities, such as those skilled in user interface, mobile and back-end design, front-end and full-stack developers, there is currently an increasing and vital need within the tech industry. In reality, 9 of the most advertised jobs out of a list of 15 were for UI/UE designers, software engineers and developers, according to a study from last year.

Trades and Construction

There is always a demand in the construction industry, especially for technicians and trade workers such as electricians, carpenters, joiners and plumbers. It is not surprising that these rank so high on the list of professions most in demand. There is also a market for unskilled employees as well. So, if you are skilled in this type of employment, it will make it easier for you to get jobs.


While the demand for migrant primary school teachers in Australia was immense in the past, this has changed in recent years. However, there are still options for migrants looking to work in teaching, especially in more regional parts of the country in secondary schools. That is why it continues to rate so high in the list of occupational ceilings. It is also the case that many trained teachers from Australia must go to their first employer in the regional parts of the country. Among this group, the least in demand are certainly female primary school teachers from the inner city.

Management/Professionals White Collar

There is a rising demand for different white-collar management and technical roles, just as is the case with software developers. Including the likes of those involved in the advertisement, marketing and accounting. Therefore, if you have experience and expertise in these types of positions, you would possibly find it easier to land a job. Migration has always favoured eligible workers in Australia, you are in good standing for employment if you have a management or technical designation or any other working capacity involved in this field.

Labourers in Automotive and Engineering Trades

All over Australia, engine mechanics are in demand and it’s even better if you are in a specialised role such as automotive electrician, automatic transmission mechanic, automotive air conditioning mechanic or brake mechanic. Other businesses such as metal machinists, sheet metal workers, panel beaters, welders, fitters and metal manufacturers are also included in this group. One should remember that demand for unique specialisations varies across different Australian states.


While the non-technical list of industries and occupations for migrant workers may not be as strong, there is still a huge demand for skilled and trained engineers of all kinds. This involves engineers in the mechanical, manufacturing, electronic, transportation and electrical sectors.


Although Australia has a need for temporary farm workers to assist with smaller tasks such as crop picking, it also opens opportunities for more highly skilled agricultural workers. You will find farming on an unimaginable scale in Australia with good salaries to match. If you’re a dairy or mixed crop farmer, it doesn’t matter. Livestock farmers on the list this year, however, has been reduced from 5934 in 2019 to 0. In fact, it is the only job category to be omitted from the list, so we wonder if it is an administrative mistake because farmers and farmworkers in Australia are still widely needed.

Wrapping Up

You will find out more about moving to Australia and sending your belongings once you’ve gotten your work offer letter. But we are in contact with a variety of employers and recruiters at PFEC Global BD who are actively trying to find qualified employees from Bangladesh looking to migrate either to Australia or elsewhere in the world. If you want to get in touch, please complete this form detailing your skills and specifications on our website. We will then give your details in trust and we will not accept any charge for this service.

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