Australia’s Skill Shortage Nearly Doubles Between 2021 and 2022, According to Skilled Migration Report
Skill shortage nearly doubles and the report also showed that the number of jobs being advertised in Australia had gone up by 42% compared to 2021, in 2022. In August 2022, there were ads for 309,900 jobs.
SBS News quotes Skills Minister Brendan O’Connor as saying, “The shocking rise in
“The list of jobs shows how urgently we need to deal with skills shortages."
https://www.nationalskillscommission.gov.au/reports/2022-skills-priority-list-key-findings-report for the findings of the 2022 Skills Priority List Key Findings.
Which occupations have the most demand, currently considering the skills shortage has almost doubled?
There are shortages in many industries, but there are also shortages in some roles.
in the worst way. As the table below shows, some of the jobs with the most applicants are:
There are jobs open for registered nurses, software and application programmers, and people who work with the elderly among others, disabled caregivers.
In 2022, the shortage of jobs for Health Professionals grew by 47 percentage points.
This was the biggest increase in shortages of any submajor group mentioned in the report.
Also, very few jobs in the Technicians and Trades Workers occupation group have been filled in the past year. In particular, 47% of jobs in this category were in short supply in 2022.
Is there any impact on my ability to get a visa with the skills shortage?
With more jobs on the Skills Priority List, more people from a wider range of fields will be able to apply for skilled migration visas*, like the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa.
“Programs like the 482 temporary skill visa are becoming more important to businesses as it gets harder for them to find workers in their own country," said Innes Willox, CEO of the national employer group Ai Group.
Important: Even though the number of jobs on the Skills Priority List has grown, that doesn’t mean it will be easier for you to get a visa.