Queensland is open for Overseas Regional Migration Program

The Queensland state of Australia is open to inviting skilled and semi-skilled overseas skilled workers to Regional Queensland under 70 occupations. The FNQ DAMA is effective from September 12, 2019, and going to be there for five years.

Queensland Employers can sponsor International Skilled workers in designated areas of Australia that include

  1. Tablelands
  2. Douglas Shire
  3. Cairns
  4. Cassowary Coast
  5. Mareeba
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Over 200 unoccupied seats to be filled in the first year in occupations like cooks, childcare workers, mechanics, and farm inspectors. Australian employers can sponsor overseas nationals under the Subclass 482 visa which is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa. Though skilled workers can’t directly apply, the employers first need approval by the Designated area’s representative (DAR). Once the approval is given by DAR, only then the employers are eligible to submit a DAMA labor agreement request with the Department of Home Affairs.

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Applicants need to meet the requirements set by the DAMA to be eligible to apply 

  1. Applicant must have sponsorship from an employer of the designated area of Australia.
  2. An application must be sponsored in an occupation which is in-demand on the head agreement.

A total of 7 DAMAs are in effect in Australia, it includes

  1. Northern Territory
  2. Great Adelaide City
  3. Great South Coast in Victoria
  4. Orana in New South Wales
  5. Regional South Australia
  6. The Goldfields in Western Australia
  7. Far North Queensland

With this new DAMA, many industries like agriculture, tourism, health, shipping, and hospitality are going to be benefitted. It is also going to help in boosting the economy of the Regional Area. After completing three years in Regional areas, applicants may apply for an Australian Permanent Residency.

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