For many students and young job seekers, the trivial thought of job search results in anxiety. Numerous thoughts rise up like which job will I get? Will that job be good enough? Will be able to do it? Etc. Immigration to Australia can be very beneficial in this regard.

Australia has created a lot of jobs in past, over 180,000, in fact. According to the latest ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey, the number of Australian employers reporting talent shortages in 2016 sits at 38%, a decrease of 4% compared to last year and 23% lower than the all-time high back in 2007, where 61% reported difficulty filling jobs. As a part of the survey, it is also determined as to which jobs are most in demand throughout the year. This provides a nifty list that compares the top ten jobs to be seen in the earlier year. According to that survey, the following is the list of jobs that were most in demand throughout the year 2016 and earlier 2017:

Jobs most in demand in 2015 in Australia

Jobs most in demand in 2016 in Australia

1.       Skilled Trades 1. Skilled Trades
2.       Management/ executives 2.  Engineers
3.       Sales Representatives 3. Management/Executives
4.       Engineers 4. Sales Representatives
5.       Technicians 5. IT Staff
6.       Laborers 6.Accounting and Finance Staff
7.       Accounting and Finance Staff 7.Doctor and other non-nursing health professionals
8.       Drivers 8.Technicians
9.       IT Professionals 9.Office Support Staff
10.   Office Support Staff 10. Drivers


It has been noticed in the previous years as well that the skilled trades have topped the list. Some jobs are expected to grow in Australia over the next few years, however in some of the industries the job prospects will decrease. The following are the fastest growing jobs in Australia and their future:

Education and Training:

With time, as the population is increasing, the need for education is increasing and more parents are striving to provide their children with the best education possible. This is resulting in increased job opportunities in the education and training sector. The education industry is set to grow 13.3% by 2018 creating 58,900 more jobs over the next five years.

Healthcare and Medical:

With the rapid increase in population the need for more medical staff is also on rise. Predicted by the New South Wales (NSW) Government, we should see job numbers grow by 16.3% by November 2018. With the current rates of new nurses entering the field, there is an estimated 109,000 nurses that the population of Australia will need by 2025. This shortfall is making the field attractive and future growth is widely expected.

Building Trades:

The building industry covers many different fields including, brick layers, cabinet makers, roof tiling workers, electricians, carpenters, gas fitters, stone masons and painters. The estimated growth in this industry is approximately 8% by 2018. The demand for these jobs is all across Australia and not just limited to certain cities or urban areas.

Information and Computer technology:

With technological advances computer and technology have become a vital part of our day to day lives and the ICT industry needs more people to use any kind of advanced technology. There is expected to be a strong growth of approximately 12.8% by the end of 2018, as estimated by The Department of Employment.

Some other professions that are expected to grow are as follows:

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Design and Architecture.
  • Interpreters and Translators.
  • Veterinary Assistants.

Eligibility requirements- Australia Skilled Worker (sub category 189,190,489):

  • Age preferred up to 39 years.
  • Education: Minimum 15 years of education.
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant post qualification experience, provided an occupation should be listed under Skilled /Consolidated Skilled Occupation list.
  • Language: Minimum 7.0 bands in each component of IELTS exam

On the jobs listed above, conditions do apply like in some of the professions a license is needed such as the profession of doctor. For the skilled/building trades profession an applicant will be considered against all trades classifications under the Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946 (TRRA trades), and against other trades classifications assessed by TRA under regulations to the Migration Act 1958 on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (non-TRA trades). In addition to that some assessments are done that are as follows:

  • Skills assessment– before you apply, you must have your skills assessed by the Australian assessing authority designated to assess your nominated occupation (which will usually have specific qualifications requirements);
  • Health assessment – you should be of reasonably good health and all applicants must have their health assessed by a panel doctor and undergo a medical examination; and
  • Character assessment – you should be of good character and this too will be assessed.

The increasing job opportunities in these diverse fields means that people from any profession can apply for Australian Immigration and Immigrate to Australia to pursue their career as a permanent resident. Australia Immigration Consultants can guide further and you can plan out for immigration. For consultancy, contact Lalani & Associates through the website:

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