In the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residence after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years. The low skilled worker migrants will now be able to apply for Australia’s permanent residency through Northern Territory Nomination Program.
The Northern Territory has opened its door to skilled migrants in 117 occupations and thus has offered the immigration pathway to permanent residency of Australia to these workers who are willing to live and work in the region for at least three years.
The Australian government has designed a new scheme to attract migrants to regional areas of country. The scheme is known as Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) has been announced for two regions in Australia- Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory that are experiencing labour shortages and need a population boost.
The second agreement for Northern Territory, DAMA II will came into effect from January 1st 2019.
DAMA II is an example of the Government using Australia’s migration program to benefit specific locations, said the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Mr. David Coleman.
"The Government is working to improve our immigration program to better match the needs of our states, territories and regional areas," Mr. Coleman said.
The Northern Territory and the Federal Government has released 117 occupations that are in-demand in NT and the recruiters want to fill positions with foreign workers having relevant skills. The list is vast ranging from accountants to child care worker to chef to web-designer etc. Many occupations on the list are eligible for English language concession.
Check whether your occupation is listed on the list or not!
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, Arborist, Automotive Electrician, Baker, Bar Attendant Supervisor, Barista, Beauty Therapist, Beef Cattle Farmer, Book keeper, Bus Driver, Butcher or Smallgoods Maker, Cabinetmaker, Cabler (Data and Telecommunications), Cafe or Restaurant Manager, Carpenter, Chef, Chief Executive or Managing Director, Child Care Centre Manager, Child Care Worker, Civil Engineering Technician, Community Worker, Conference and Event Organiser, Cook, Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine), Crowd Controller, Customer Service Manager, Deck Hand, Dental Assistant, Diesel Motor Mechanic, Disabilities Services Officer, Diver, 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, Fitter-Welder, Floor Finisher, Flying Instructor, Forklift Driver, Fruit or Nut Grower, Gaming Worker, Hair or Beauty Salon Manager, Hairdresser, Hardware Technician, Hotel or Motel Manager, Hotel or Motel Receptionist, Hotel Service Manager, ICT Customer Support Officer, ICT Support Technicians nec, Interpreter, Landscape Gardener, Licensed Club Manager, Linemarker, 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, Panelbeater, 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
Northern Territory Nomination Program allows skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the province on permanent basis. To know whether you are eligible or not, fill the free assessment form to arrange a call-back from the visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global.
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