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Northern Territory of Australia opens PR pathway for the new Immigrants

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 08, Jan 2019

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Australia's northern territory has opened the permanent residency pathway for the semi-skilled migrants with limited English. They will be able to apply permanent residency after being in NT for at least 3 years. The NT will accept the skilled migrants from overseas for more than one hundred in demand occupations in the territory. Hence, now the people with low skills (who are willing to live and work in the NT for 3 years) will also be able to apply for Australian PR after certain period.

NT offers New Permanent Residency pathway to semi-skilled migrants

There are total 117 high demand occupations in the Northern territory for which the local government is offering the permanent residency pathway to the people with semi skills and limited English. The purpose of whole program or scheme is to promote equal distribution of the immigrants across the all states and territories and stop the burden of excessive migrant population on the top Australian cities, i.e. Sydney and Melbourne.

Designation Area Migration Agreements(DAMA)

Australian government has announced Designation Area Migration Agreements(DAMA) - a new scheme for Australia's Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory, in order to address the labour shortage issues and enhance the population in these regions.

It's the 2nd agreement of this kind for the northern territory offering the permanent residency pathway this time around. It's DAMA - 2 which is applicable from 1st January 2019. As per the federal government, it's a key evidence of the efforts being made by the government to help the key regions of the country through migration programs of the Oz. The government is taking all essential steps and to enhance the key immigration to meet the demands of states and territories of regional Australia.

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Meet the skill shortage by inviting new immigrants

The government emphasize on the fact that the preference is always give the preference to hire the locals for the key jobs in the country, however, to meet the skill shortage in key regional areas, its mandatory to use immigration system in the proper way. The NT has been the key beneficiary of Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) in the recent past.

High demand occupations of Northern Territory

Northern territory in coordination with the federal government has selected 117 high demand occupations, i.e. Web Designers, Accountant, Chef, Residential Care Worker, Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher, etc. For all these occupations, the employer can hire the skilled migrants, if they are failed to find the local employee for the relevant profile. In addition to the PR Pathway, the Chief Minister of NT has also promised to give the incentive to the skilled migrants willing to live and work in the Northern Territory for longer period.

Northern Territory DAMA II Occupation List

Accountant (General)
Accounts Clerk
Aeroplane Pilot
Aged or Disabled Carer
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Aquaculture Farmer
Automotive Electrician
Bar Attendant Supervisor
Beauty Therapist
Beef Cattle Farmer
Bus Driver
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
Chief Executive or Managing Director
Child Care Centre Manager
Child Care Worker
Civil Engineering Technician
Community Worker
Conference and Event Organiser
Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)
Crowd Controller
Customer Service Manager
Deck Hand
Dental Assistant
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Disabilities Services Officer
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Earth Science Technician
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
Electrical Linesworker
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
Excavator Operator
Facilities Manager
Family Day Care Worker
Family Support Worker
Fitter (General)
Fitter and Turner
Floor Finisher
Flying Instructor
Forklift Driver
Fruit or Nut Grower
Gaming Worker
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Hardware Technician
Hotel or Motel Manager
Hotel or Motel Receptionist
Hotel Service Manager
ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Support Technicians nec
Landscape Gardener
Licensed Club Manager
Management Accountant
Marketing Specialist
Metal Fabricator
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Mixed Crop Farmer
Mixed Livestock Farmer
Motor Mechanic (General)
Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
Motorcycle Mechanic
Nursing Support Worker
Office Manager
Out of School Hours Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Plumber (General)
Pressure Welder
Program or Project Administrator
Property Manager
Recreation Officer
Residential Care Worker
Retail Manager (General)
Retail Supervisor
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Ship's Engineer
Ship's Master
Small Engine Mechanic
Sound Technician
Supply and Distribution Manager
Taxation Accountant
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Telecommunications Linesworker
Telecommunications Technician
Therapy Aide
Tour Guide
Truck Driver (General)
Vegetable Grower
Vehicle Painter
Veterinary Nurse
Waiter Supervisor
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
Web Administrator
Web Designer
Welder (First Class)
Welfare Worker
Youth Worker

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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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