Occupational ceilings 2017/2018 – invitations for general skilled migration visas

If you are wondering whether you are likely to receive an invitation to apply for a subclass 189, 190 or 489 visa, the Department has published a table providing useful information on the occupation ceilings and the invitations issued by the Department thus far.

The table lists the eligible skilled occupations (and the corresponding four-digit ANZSCO code), the occupation ceilings for the 2017-2018 programme year and the number of invitations to date.

For example:

  • for Accountants (Occupation ID 2211), the occupation ceiling is capped at 4785, and 478 invitations have been issued to date. 
  • for Registered Nurses (Occupation ID 2544), the occupation ceiling is 16741, and 49 invitations have been issued to date.
  • for Other Engineering Professionals (Occupation ID 2339), the occupation ceiling is 1000, and 100 invitations have been issued to date.

To see the complete table, visit https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Empl/skillselect#tab-content-3

If you want to discuss your likely eligibility for these visa subclasses please contact Putt Legal.