For the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English can apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years.
Northern Territory and south-west Victoria will lower the criteria for skills, language, and income for migrant workers according to New regional migration agreement. It will pave the way to PR to these workers that previously did not exist.
Low skilled migrants will now be able to apply for Australia’s PR for a varied skilled category from cooks to family day care workers to motor mechanics.
Northern Territory has opened for 117 occupations for skilled migrants and has open a way to permanent residency to these workers who are willing to work and live in the region for at least three years.
The Australian government has designed a new scheme to attract migrants to regional areas across the country in a bid. It will distribute the migrant population outside Australia’s major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. This scheme is given the name of Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA)s. this scheme is announced for the regions experiencing labor shortages and need a population boost up. These regions are Australia – Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory.
DAMA II came into effect on January 1st, 2019 and will pave the way to permanent residency. It is an example of the Government using Australia’s migration program to benefit specific locations as said by Mr. David Coleman (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs)
Mr. Coleman further said, “The Government is working to improve our immigration program to better match the needs of our states, territories and regional areas,” “Our first priority is always to fill jobs with Australians, but the immigration system can play an important role in helping to address regional skills gaps.”
“I am pleased that we can continue to partner with the NT Government to support the skills needs of local businesses where Australian workers are not available to fill those jobs.” Mr. Coleman said.
The NT Government and the Federal Government have shortlisted 117 occupations. So now employers can recruit skilled migrants ranging from accountants to child care worker to chef to web designer if they are unable to fill positions locally.
Even Many occupations are eligible for English language concession & a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession. Check the NT DAMA II Occupation List to find your occupation.