You can now get an Australian PR by working in the Northern Territory for 3 years. NT is now offering Permanent Residency to a number of professionals under a new visa agreement.
The new Designated Area Migration Agreement came into effect on 1st January 2019. This bilateral visa agreement has been signed between NT and the Federal Govt. Skilled migrants in 117 occupations would now be able to apply for a PR under this new scheme.
David Coleman, Immigration Minister, said that this initiative will help redistribute the migrant population away from the major cities. He also said that the Govt. is working to improve the immigration system. Australia’s immigration system should be able to cater to specific needs of the regional areas as well as the states.
NT already had a DAMA in place but it did not offer a pathway to PR. The new 5-year DAMA II offers PR to workers who have worked in NT for 3 years.
To qualify under the DAMA II workers must demonstrate relevant qualifications and work experience as per their nominated occupation. Successful visa applicants can obtain a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa, as per ABC News.
Businesses who wish to employ foreign workers under the DAMA II must have been in operation for 12 months. They will also need to prove that the position could not be filled locally. They will also need to submit the terms and conditions as provided to the foreign workers. These businesses will also need to ensure that foreign workers get the local market rate for their occupation.
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