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Australias Mining Sector Likely to face Shortage of Skilled Workers in 2018- Report

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 22, Jan 2018

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The mining sector of Australia is known for offering multiple jobs to the foreign skilled workers over the years. However, the recession in the recent past affected the jobs in this sector. However, the requirement of skilled workers in this sector is more likely to rise again in the year 2018, suggests a new report.

Mining Sector jobs expected to rise in 2018

As per recruitment experts Hays, the demand of skilled workers key mining states, i.e. Queensland, Western Australia, etc. is significant at the moment and employers in the region are positive about filling the vacancies this year. Here are the key in demand occupations across Western Australia (WA), Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, etc. at the moment:

  • Dump truck operators,
  • Underground engineers,
  • Maintenance planners and exploration geologists
  • Machine operators,
  • Boilermakers and electricians,
  • Mechanical fitters,
  • Diesel fitters and CNC machinists
  • Mechanical fitters,
  • Boilermakers,
  • Electricians and machinists
  • Welders,
  • Pipe fitters and quarry operators

As per the Hays, the demand of above occupations is quite high, however, the supply is likely to remain short in view of rising mine sites across different states of Australia. Some consultancy firms also pointed out that job advertisements in Mining sector of Australia are increasing faster than any other sector at the moment.

Also read- Australia Makes key Changes to the Lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations w.e.f. January 17, 2018

Australia has been a prime immigration destination since long

Australia has been a key immigration destination along with USA, UK, Canada, etc. countries, in last few years. However, with tightening immigration rules in USA and UK, the overseas immigration aspirants all over the world are looking for the pathways to obtain the skilled visa in Australia. Australia offers various immigration programs or visa categories to the immigrant workers, so that they can choose the right immigration pathway. It has got dedicated visa categories for every category of immigrants, with point best selection system in place.

It also releases a high demand Skilled Occupation list every year to invite applications from the talented skilled workers from all parts of the world. The applicants need to nominate an occupation from the in demand skilled occupation list and subsequently, apply for the relevant skilled visa based on the same.

Changes in Australia Immigration Rules

However, changes in Australia immigration rules and instructions in last few months makes it essential for the applicants to apply through the help of genuine and certified Immigration and visa consultant. Visas Avenue Immigration is a leading and registered Australian Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy firm that every year help hundreds of applicants in applying for skilled PR visa in Australia.

Also read- Australia is likely to welcome 50 million visitors in next 2 years

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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