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Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA II - Northern Territory)


Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA II): Australian permanent residency: 117 occupations open for skilled migrants willing to migrate to Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) of Australia has released their updated list of Skilled Occupations and also new scheme for potential migrants. We are concerned about that there is some misunderstanding concerning skilled migration options to the NT.

The new Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA) lets the Northern Territory (NT) employers sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with local workers. It is the second version of the NT DAMA and applies to the whole of the NT and is tailored to address current and emerging labour market shortages and local terms and conditions of employment.

NT DAMA utilises the labour agreement stream of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482), businesses enter into a labour agreement with the Australian Government and workers are then granted a subclass 482 visa.

Note: The NT DAMA is an employer-sponsored visa program and individual workers cannot apply for a visa independently.

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