The Shortage Occupation List is the current list of professions that St. Helena wishes to attract. The list is updated quarterly. The current list of professions is below. Please note that professions may be removed as well as added. A profession may be removed while an application is outstanding and in those cases the Shortage Occupation List in operation on the day the application is considered will be the relevant list.

Lists as at August 2018

Agricultural and forestry production managers, experienced farmers, agronomists, arboriculturists (tree advisors) or arborists (tree surgeons).
Construction managers
Hotel and Restaurant managers, supervisors and experienced waiting staff and bartenders
Environmental protection professionals
Chefs and kitchen assistants
Bakers and Pastry cooks
Not for profit Organisation workers
Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and carvers
Carpenters and joiners
Floor layers and tile setters
Insulation workers
Plumbers and pipe fitters
Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics
Building and related electricians
Telecommunications engineering technicians
Software developers and ICT installers and services
Computer network and systems technicians
Community Development Professionals
Accountant/Financial and investment advisers, economists.
Animal Husbandry Technicians
Livestock Veterinary Science Professionals or Livestock Veterinarians
Qualified Butchers and Assistants
Printing technicians/operators
Certified sailing instructors
Experienced fishermen/women
Coffee producers and roasters
Experienced beer brewer/distiller/winemaker
Doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists, surgeons, medical officers, midwives, radiographer, occupational therapists, dieticians, optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other health specialists.
Scientists and laboratory managers
Experienced carers, social workers, speech and language specialists, counsellors, and psychiatrists
Executive Managers
Project Managers
Customs Managers
Town Planners
Policemen/women, Sergeant, Constable, and Detectives
Prison Managers/Probation Officers