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WA Workers Get Upper Hand For Local Jobs

WA skilled migration list slashed

WA Workers Get Upper Hand For Local Jobs

Just 18 occupations are left on the updated version of WA'S skilled migration list.

The government tore up the previous list, which contained 178 eligible job titles, on its first day of government.

The new list is now only made up of occupations for medical professionals.

"On the first day of the new government, we committed to ripping up the skilled migration occupation list - which we did," said Premier Mark McGowan.

"So we've removed from the list refrigeration mechanics, engineers, nurses, teachers, firemen, plumbers and the like."

The plan is aimed at giving WA workers the best leg up over migrants to fill roles currently up for grabs.

"We're making sure that all West Australians will have those opportunities, first and foremost." Mr McGowan said.

"This is making sure West Australian trades people get West Australian jobs first."

This list of jobs which will remain:

​-​General Practitioner
-Vascular Surgeon
​-Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
-Radiation Oncologist
​​-Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
​​-Registered Nurse (Community Health)
​​-Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
​​-Registered Nurse (Mental Heal​th)
​​-Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

Written by: @conradical89