The South Australian Government has published a revised skilled occupation list, outlining the skills it seeks to fill through overseas talent as well as migrants already living and working in South Australia, for the 2022-23 General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme.
The list is one of the most comprehensive in the country, with skilled migrants, including highly talented international graduates, eligible for state nomination in over 500 occupations.
The number of occupations available to overseas migrants has increased to pre-COVID pandemic levels, with over 470 occupations available this year, up from 380 in 2021-22.
The 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program will prioritise nominations for skilled migrants:
- with backgrounds in in-demand industries like Health, ICT, Education, Engineering, Agribusiness, and Trades, or
- who can bring their skills to growing sectors like Hi-Tech / Digital, Health and Life Sciences, Green Energy, Defence, Space, and Cyber Security.
Humanitarian migrants on the Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) seeking asylum in South Australia will also benefit from more flexible pathways to permanent residency.
The state's priority is to nominate migrants who are already living and working in South Australia in order to retain those with in-demand skills, as well as to nominate skilled and experienced migrants from other countries to fill critical shortages.
Once a skilled migrant with the necessary skills and experience has been nominated by the South Australian Government, they can apply to the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs for a visa.
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