Australia has four skills shortage lists. These lists contain all the occupations in Australia that is in need from overseas because there is a shortage of talent in the country.
- Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
- Regional Occupational List (ROL)
And do you know what? GPs are on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)!
This means the Australian government is happy with Australian companies hiring general practitioners from overseas, albeit subject to strict requirements.
Please note: Australia has also created a temporary skilled occupation list in response to COVID-19 called the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).