Top Ranked Occupation for Australian Migration 2022



A total of 160,052 visas were issued in 2020–21, with the skill stream accounting for 51.7% of those grants. The employer sponsored visa program accounts for the largest majority (nearly a third) of all visas granted in the skill stream, with 23,503 employer sponsored visas. Other visa types in the skill stream include the skilled regional visa 491 and the skilled nominated by state visa 190. In Australia, there are a few main streams for the Employer Sponsorship Program: To mention a few, the 494 Regional Skilled Employer sponsored, Global Talent Visa may ask that the nominator be a business, an Australian organisation, or DAMA. But for the sake of this article, we’ll focus on the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa program.

What is a 482 skilled migration visa?

In order to fill identified skills gaps, the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 Visa program was created. It enables businesses to improve their workforce by sponsoring foreign workers to come to Australia and work there on a temporary 482 visa.

The 482 Visa Australia is getting more popular and being focused by the Australian Government in this financial year ending June 2023 to solve the skills crisis in Australia post-pandemic Covid-19.

According to the migration planning levels revealed in April, 30,000 new positions have been added to the program for skilled migration, and 8,000 additional allocations for employer-sponsored visas have been made for the fiscal year 2022–2023.

The new stream for TSS 482 Short Term Visa holders to be eligible to apply for Australian Permanent Residency 186 Visa has also been announced by the government. Even though the STSOL and MLTSSL for the TSS 482 Visa program both have just over 200 vocations, some are undoubtedly in higher demand than others.

The top-ranked occupation in employer-sponsored visa

The 44 occupations (ANZSCO code) are:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Accountant (General) (221111)
  • Management Accountant (221112)
  • Taxation Accountant (221113)
  • External Auditor (221213)
  • Internal Auditor (221214)
  • Surveyor (232212)
  • Cartographer (232213)
  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
  • Civil Engineer (233211)
  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
  • Structural Engineer (233214)
  • Transport Engineer (233215)
  • Electrical Engineer (233311)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • Hospital Pharmacist (251511)*
  • Industrial Pharmacist (251512)*
  • Retail Pharmacist (251513)*
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Chef (351311)

*Indicates occupation added in July 2021

Why is Australian migration beneficial for skilled individuals in 2022?

Recently, more than 10,000 openings for civil engineers, 5000 for software engineers, more than 6000 for general practitioners, and an incredible 20,000 for registered nurses were placed on one of Australia’s most prominent job recruitment websites.

There has always been a draw for people looking to work there who are not Australian citizens. A lot of that is related to the way of life, the pay, and, obviously, the gorgeous weather. If you are considering a relocation to Australia and meet the requirements, you will feel more than welcome because Australia has always maintained a clear and equitable immigration policy and welcomes migrant workers.

So if you have in-demand abilities, credentials, and work experience there’s a good possibility an Australian firm wants to hire you.

Parish Patience is here to assist if you wish to live and work in Australia as a skilled immigrant and need professional advice. With more than 100 years of experience in the field of education and migration consulting, we offer complete solutions to the candidates and support them during the entire procedure.


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