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Australia Opens Door for Skilled Immigrants to Apply for Permanent Residency

Peter Musila 2 years ago

Australia earlier this year announced that the skilled immigrants can have permanent residency in the country through application.

Immigrants who have worked and lived in the country for more than three will now be free to apply for the residency. The occupations won’t matter as it ranges from cooks to family day care workers to motor mechanics or any other skilled labour one has been doing.

Over 117 occupations will have the opportunity to apply as the Northern Territory has given room for even more skilled immigrants to apply.

The government of Australia also has put measures to ensure that they attract new immigrants in cities and areas far from the major cities the likes of Sydney and Melbourne through their newly designed scheme that will see even distribution across the country.

Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) program is set to ensure that immigrants are distributed in areas that seek to increase labour and population. The areas include Australia – Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

The second-such agreement for NT, this time with a pathway to permanent residency, DAMA II came into effect on January 1st 2019.

“The Government is working to improve our immigration program to better match the needs of our states, territories and regional areas,” said Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Mr David Coleman

“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. The NT has seen first-hand the benefits of using a DAMA to respond to their unique workforce shortages.

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.” He added

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