Australian immigration reveals State Migration Plan for Northern Territory
Australia, 24th November: Australian immigration department has unveiled the Northern Territory’s State Migration Plan for the year 2010.
The announcement of the State Migration Plan of the Northern Territory was made by MP Chris Bowen, the Australian immigration minister and Rob Knight, the Northern Territory Minister for Business and Employment.
The State Migration Plan of the Northern Territory happens to be the third plan revealed by the Australian immigration department after the announcement of the ACT and the Victorian plans recently.
The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of the Northern Territory includes the skills and professions in high demand in the region for helping the booming economy of the state.
So, for those possessing the required skills, there are plenty of employment and business opportunities in the Northern Territory of Australia. Potential immigrants can also be offered sponsorship by the Northern Territory Australian employers for enabling them to come to this region on Australian visas.
Speaking about this plan, Mr. Bowen said that such plans help to extend support to the economy of the nation by allowing skilled migrants to contribute positively towards the workforce of Australia.
Such plans help in providing flexibility for the territory and the state governments for nomination of migrants possessing requisite skills in a wide range of occupations than currently on the SOL, asserted the Australian immigration minister.
Sharing his views about the Northern Territory migration plan, Mr. Knight said that this plan very well recognizes that Northern Territory requires different set of skills than those needed by other territories and states.
There are a total of 52 skills in the SOL of the Northern Territory Migration Plan that are not present in the new SOL. Such skills include a wide range of skills in great demand in the territory.
The rate of unemployment in the Northern Territory happens to be the lowest in Australia and there is a growing demand for skilled workers to meet the needs of future projects.
Potential immigrants wanting to move to Australia for living in the Northern Territory can submit their application for the Northern Territory Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa under the subclass 475. Such skilled visas allow skilled immigrants to live and work in a regional area in Australia.