New jobs added to the list of essential skills occupations – General Immigration

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Key points

  • The Irish government expanded the list of jobs included in the critical occupations list on June 20, 2022


On June 20, 2022, the Irish government announced changes to the work permit system, including updating the list of essential skill occupations for employment permits, particularly for health and science occupations. This will allow more people from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK to apply for work permits under other occupations. The Critical Skills Occupation List is designed to attract highly skilled workers from outside the EEA and fill skills gaps in the Irish economy.

What are the changes?

The Irish government has expanded the list of jobs included in the Critical Skills Occupation List. The new list includes the professions of pharmacists, cardiac physiologists, medical scientists, occupational therapists and more.

Look forward

Keep checking Irish government information website and the envoy
website for the latest updates and information.

Originally published June 23, 2022

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