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Ireland | Work Downunder

Irish skilled workers and professionals are availing of the various work opportunities Downunder. Even with the improvement in the Irish economy, the number of visas issued to Irish nationals are substantial. For example - Ireland secured just under 7000 subclass 417 (holiday/working visa) in 2016. Under the 457 program Ireland came in at sixth place securing  6% of all visas issued. 

As always, Irish migrants are in prime position to take advantage of the unstoppable growth in the Australian economy!

Skill Shortages | DownUnder

Success of the  Australian economy has resulted in many skill shortages throughout all major cities and regional areas.  In response, and to address this the Australian Government is eager to fill labour shortages through the General Skilled Migration Program. All trades and professional occupations are in demand; here is a selection of 'in demand' occupations from the latest Skill Shortages List 2015/2016:

Motor Mechanic, Panel Beater, Bricklayer, Carpet Layer, Tiler, Painters, Roof Tiler, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Chef/Cook, Cabinetmaker, Hairdresser, Glazier, Civil Engineers, Optometrist, Midwife, Web Developer, Veterinarian,  Arborist etc. 

The Skill Shortages List is updated regularly to reflect demand in the labour workforce. View the updated list here:

Skill Shortages List | 2017

Top 15 Occupations With Most Allocations

Skilled Migration Program | 2016/17 

Motor Mechanics - 5597

Construction Managers- 5289

Plumbers - 5169

Structural Steel/Welding - 4466

General Practitioners - 3495

Painting/Trades Workers - 2871

Cook/Chef - 2845

Cabinetmakers - 1568

Nurses - 16346

Electricians - 9345

Secondary School Teachers - 8032

Carpenters and Joiners - 7718

Metal fitters and Machinists - 6677

Solicitor/Barrister - 6154


   Programmers - 5662

Top 5 Sponsored Industries Subclass 482 TSS 

Accommodation and Food Services - 14 %

Information Media/Telecommunications- 14 %

Professional, Scientific and Technical - 13.3%

Health Care and Social Assistance - 9.5%

Construction - 7.3%


New TSS Occupations List | STSOL/MLTSSL

New occupations list contains over 400 occupations suitable for work visas in the 2018 Australian Visa Program. All occupations (& work visas) are available to eligible applicants from Ireland. The applicant however, should meet requirements and criteria for each visa type. 

NOTE: March 2018 NEW TSS Occupations list Available To Download | HERE

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