THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND DESIGNATED AREA MIGRATION VISA 2019 | EPISODE 33 | YOUENROL

THE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND DESIGNATED AREA MIGRATION VISA 2019 | EPISODE 33 | YOUENROL

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Regional Queensland is now open to skilled
and semi-skilled overseas workers in 70 occupations ranging from restaurant supervisors to mechanics
and from cooks to childcare workers. In this video, we will go over the visa provisions
under which this arrangement exists and how it works. Hi, I’m Booky Adelaja, I’m the Founder
of YouEnrol Education and the presenter of YouEnrol’s videos and you’re watching
another episode on the YouEnrol channel. On this channel we provide you with all the
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in Australia. Before we begin, don’t forget to like and
subscribe to this channel. Also, click the bell icon so that you don’t
miss out on our new videos. The five-year Far North Queensland Designated
Area Migration Agreement also known as the FNQ DAMA came into effect on September 12,
2019, and it’s now open to businesses and employers to sponsor skilled migrants in the
Queensland areas of Cassowary Coast, the Tablelands, Mareeba, Cairns and the Douglas Shire through
the Cairns Chamber of Commerce. In the first year, 200 places have been made
available for the region looking for skilled overseas workers in occupations ranging from
childcare workers to mechanics and cooks to farm inspector. Do check out the full list on the Cairns Chamber
of Commerce website. What is FNQ DAMA? The FNQ DAMA uses the labour agreement stream
of the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482). Under this arrangement, businesses approved
for a labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs can nominate overseas workers
under the TSS subclass 482 visa program. The FNQ DAMA is an employer-sponsored visa
program and individual workers cannot apply for a visa independently. Employers must first be endorsed by the Designated
Area Representative before submitting a DAMA Labour Agreement request with the Department
of Home Affairs. The DAMAs provide local businesses access
to more overseas workers than the standard skilled migration program. Under the DAMA framework, employers in designated
areas can sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers. Individuals cannot directly access a DAMA. Individuals need to be sponsored:
• by an employer operating in a specific region
• for an occupation that is specified in the head agreement. Australia currently has seven DAMAs which
include places like Northern Territory, The Goldfields in Western Australia, Great South
Coast in Victoria, Adelaide City and Regional South Australia and Orana in New South Wales. The FNQ DAMA provides a tailored solution
to businesses to fill skills gaps that can’t be filled by local workers and the Australian
government will continue to work with regions around the country to ensure they can grow
their local economy, with the help of the immigration system. In addition, there are around 60,000 jobs
that can’t be filled by Australian workers. The new DAMA will open up the opportunity
for migrants who are willing to move out of big cities to live in regional areas. It will also allow these businesses to bring
in skilled and experienced workers. Like other existing DAMAs, special concessions
in English requirement and work experience requirement are available to certain skilled
workers in the FNQ DAMA. Successful visa applicants will also be eligible
for permanent residency visas after working in the region for three years. Don’t forget to like this video and also
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