MAC report recommends additions to the shortage occupation list

Jun 12, 2019

Personnel Today, People Management and Recruiter report on MAC (Migration Advisory Committee) recommendations.

Vets, web designers, psychologists and architects are among the occupations that have been proposed as additions. It was noted that the shortage occupation list was last reviewed by the committee in 2013. The labour market has changed significantly since that time.

Migrate’s senior immigration consultant Karen Kaur was approached for her comments. Karen highlighted that the recommendations only apply under the current immigration rules.

“Now the list will cover 9% of the jobs within the market as opposed to 1% as previously seen. In fact, these recommendations should reach further to include engineers and IT professionals to the shortage list, as we have seen an increase in companies in the engineering sector contacting us with growing concern about their future workforce.”

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