Abstract: South Australia has added 259 occupations to the list of occupations for the state.
On March 3, 2022, the state Government of South Australia declared that they would be adding 259 more occupations to the list of occupations. The immigrant workers in the specified occupations list are eligible to apply for ROI or Registration of Interest for the state nomination.
The applications of foreign nationals who are eligible for ROI can submit their applications for temporary and permanent residency in Australia.
Lee Gaskin, the spokesperson for Department for Skills and Innovation, Australia, says that more than fifty occupations have been added. Currently, there are 190 occupations in the list of occupations in the DAMA or Designated Area Migration Agreements of the South Australian Regional Workforce.
The spokesperson adds that although it is available for employers across South Australia, only places with certain postcodes can avail of this facility.
Metropolitan Adelaide can avail 60 occupations listed for the DAMA in Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement.
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The DAMA will facilitate employers from South Australia to fund the skilled foreign workers for occupations in which they could not employ Australian workers.
The state nomination requirements will vary according to the occupation. The subclasses of the occupation would follow the exact conditions.
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The objective of the DAMA is to give permanent residency to the sponsored immigrant skilled workers. The state government facilitates this initiative through two agreements.
Few concessions have been included in the new rules for DAMA visas. They are
The new list of DAMA occupations include
Natural Australian citizens and immigrants can avail the DAMA occupations.
The workers under DAMA have to be below 55 years of age to apply for permanent residency.
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Sidra Sahab, a migration expert, based in Melbourne, says that the government has been getting many responses ever since the application for ROI was started after two years of being inactive.
She adds that people who were not eligible earlier are now qualified under the program, leading to the increased number of applications for jobs and ROI.
Employers can fill the vacancies by nominating foreign skilled immigrant workers under the following programs.
Employers can use the ENS or Employer Nomination Scheme program for permanent residency.
For provisional visa, they can avail
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