As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, many industrialised economies have been hampered by a labour shortage. However, there are a number of skilled vocations that the Australian government believes are vital to the country’s economic recovery, and they’ve put together a Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).
For visa applications from candidates with a job on the PMSOL list, the following visa subclasses are prioritised for processing:
- TSS visa: a temporary work permit for people in shortage of certain skills.
- Regional (Provisional) visa for skilled workers sponsored by an employer
- Visa under the Employer Nomination Scheme
- Visas issued under the RSMS program
That means that if you meet the requirements, you can travel to Australia without a visa. Either you or your employer can submit an application for this exemption. However, the 14-day quarantine period will remain in effect, and it will be the responsibility of the traveller or sponsor.