Australian NT Drops The Requirements For Low Skilled Migrants To Get PR

28 Jan 2019

Australian NT Drops the Requirements for Low Skilled Migrants to Get PR

Beginning this month, the current Designated Area Migration Agreement (D.A.M.A) of Northern Territory came into force, significantly dropping the conditions for low skilled migrants seeming to apply for PR.

The Immigration Department has published a skilled profession list for people who intend to take a role in the program, which gives a permanent residency pathway for workers who continue in the N.T for minimum three years.

Northern Territory’s new Designated Area Migration Agreement

The contract was made part of a wider strategy by the Australian government to support re-distribute migrant population of  Australia outside of important cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. The D.A.M.A will appeal to 117 different professions and is designed to bring migrants to the regional areas of Australia.

Many of the professions on the D.A.M.A skilled profession list are also qualified for exceptions to the English language and  Threshold of temporary Skilled Migration Income (T.S.M.I.T) requirements normally connected with skilled migration program of Australia.

The Department of Immigration has shortlisted the following 117 professions as experiencing skill shortages:

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

The Citizenship, Immigration, and Multicultural Affairs Minister, David Coleman, praised the new program, stating that it will help employers in the Australian rural areas.

The Government is running to reform our immigration program to properly match the requirements of our territories, states,  and regional areas. Our priority is regularly to fill positions with Australians, but the system of immigration can play an essential role in encouraging to address regional skills gaps, Coleman announced. The N.T has observed first-hand the advantages of utilizing a DAMA to answer to their unique workforce deficits.

The  Michael Gunner, NT Chief Minister, also recommended the DAMA’s launch, stating that the offer of Australia PR would be a great incentive for migrants to live in the state.

The N.T has a long and impressive migration history of overseas citizens, and they have been a critical contributor to the growth of the economy, social diversity and population growth. This new contract will support that to continue, he told.

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