NT in Australia opens up PR pathway for 117 occupations

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Low-skilled migrants working in Northern Territory in Australia can now apply for PR. The state has opened up the pathway to PR for 117 occupations. Foreign workers willing to live and work in NT for 3 years can now obtain Australian PR.

The Australian Govt. has launched a new Visa scheme to distribute the immigrant population away from major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. The new Visa scheme is called the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). It has currently been implemented in Northern Territory and Warrnambool region in Victoria. Both these places needed a population boost as they were struggling with a labour shortage.

NT already had a DAMA in place. However, it did not offer a pathway to PR. The new DAMA which came into effect on 1st January 2019, has a provision for PR.

David Coleman, Immigration Minister, said that the Govt. is trying to improve the immigration system to meet specific needs of regional areas. The priority of the immigration system is to fill in the skill gaps.

The Federal Govt. and the NT Govt. have identified 117 occupations which will now have access to PR, as per SBS News.

Here is the new occupation list of NT under DAMA:

1Accountant (General)
2Accounts Clerk
3Aeroplane Pilot
4Aged or Disabled Carer
5Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
6Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
7Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
8Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
9Aquaculture Farmer
10Arborist
11Automotive Electrician
12Baker
13Bar Attendant Supervisor
14Barista
15Beauty Therapist
16Beef Cattle Farmer
17Bookkeeper
18Bus Driver
19Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
20Cabinetmaker
21Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
22Cafe or Restaurant Manager
23Carpenter
24Chef
25Chief Executive or Managing Director
26Child Care Centre Manager
27Child Care Worker
28Civil Engineering Technician
29Community Worker
30Conference and Event Organiser
31Cook
32Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)
33Crowd Controller
34Customer Service Manager
35Deck Hand
36Dental Assistant
37Diesel Motor Mechanic
38Disabilities Services Officer
39Diver
40Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
41Earth Science Technician
42Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
43Electrical Linesworker
44Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
45Excavator Operator
46Facilities Manager
47Family Day Care Worker
48Family Support Worker
49Fitter (General)
50Fitter and Turner
51Fitter-Welder
52Floor Finisher
53Flying Instructor
54Forklift Driver
55Fruit or Nut Grower
56Gaming Worker
57Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
58Hairdresser
59Hardware Technician
60Hotel or Motel Manager
61Hotel or Motel Receptionist
62Hotel Service Manager
63ICT Customer Support Officer
64ICT Support Technicians nec
65Interpreter
66Landscape Gardener
67Licensed Club Manager
68Linemarker
69Management Accountant
70Marketing Specialist
71Metal Fabricator
72Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
73Mixed Crop Farmer
74Mixed Livestock Farmer
75Motor Mechanic (General)
76Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
77Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
78Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
79Motorcycle Mechanic
80Nursing Support Worker
81Office Manager
82Out of School Hours Care Worker
83Panelbeater
84Personal Care Assistant
85Pharmacy Technician
86Plumber (General)
87Pressure Welder
88Program or Project Administrator
89Property Manager
90Recreation Officer
91Residential Care Worker
92Retail Manager (General)
93Retail Supervisor
94Sales and Marketing Manager
95Sheetmetal Trades Worker
96Ship’s Engineer
97Ship’s Master
98Small Engine Mechanic
99Sound Technician
100 Supply and Distribution Manager
101Taxation Accountant
102Telecommunications Cable Jointer
103Telecommunications Linesworker
104Telecommunications Technician
105Therapy Aide
106Tour Guide
107Truck Driver (General)
108Vegetable Grower
109Vehicle Painter
110Veterinary Nurse
111Waiter Supervisor
112Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
113Web Administrator
114Web Designer
115Welder (First Class)
116Welfare Worker
117Youth Worker

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