Australia opens PR pathway for 117 occupations in Northern Territory

Australia opens PR pathway for 117 occupations in Northern Territory

Northern Territory has opened doors to PR for 117 occupations. Low-skilled migrants working in NT (Australia) can apply for PR now. Foreign workers can now obtain Australian PR if they are willing to work and live in NT (Northern Territory) for 3 years.

This new Visa scheme is introduced by the Australian government to distribute the immigrant population away from the major cities like Melbourne and Sydney. The new Visa stream is known as Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). This scheme is currently been introduced in Warrnambool region in Victoria and Northern Territory of Australia as they are suffering from a shortage of labor and are in need of population boost.

DAMA was already there in NT but however, it did not offer a pathway to PR. The new DAMA came into effect from 1st January 2019 provides a pathway for PR.

The government is working on improving the immigration system so that they can meet the specific needs of regional areas. But more focus is on filling the skill gaps with help of immigration.

New List of Occupations (Northern Territory- DAMA )



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

To understand which immigration program/stream is appropriate for you, and to get further details on any of the on-going immigration programs in Canada and Australia, kindly check with our experts.

If you are planning to immigrate, feel free to contact our advisors and get your eligibility checked. ISA Global is the leading immigration consultant in India and we have helped thousands of our clients to settle in countries like Canada and Australia.


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