The Northern Territory in Australia is offering a bonus of $15,000 to immigrants willing to make NT their home. The NT Govt. made this announcement as part of the state’s Population Growth Strategy for 2018 to 2028.
This move is aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants to the state. This will help create a diversified economy. This will also greatly reduce NT’s reliance on investments.
Hence, the state Govt. has decided to offer $15,000 to migrants who come to the state to work in high priority occupations. The offer has been made available to eligible migrants from November 2018.
For singles, the relocation bonus is $3,000. Couples will get $6,000 and families can get $7,000.
A one-off payment of $1,250 will also be paid out after six months of living in NT. This money can be used for local expenses like vehicle registration, child care support etc.
Northern Territory will also pay a 5-year retention bonus. This will be a cash bonus which will be paid out to immigrants who have continuously resided in NT for 5 years. Single immigrants will be paid $3,000 while couples will be paid $6,000. Families will get $7,000 as a retention bonus, as per SBS News.
There are 53 occupations which the NT Govt. has identified as “high-priority”. These occupations are very high in demand yet hard to fill. These jobs are also critical to the local economy. The list of the high-priority occupations is available on the Northern Territory Govt. website.
Thus, aspiring immigrants now have all the more reason to make NT their new home. If your occupation is one among the high-priority ones, choosing NT could be a good idea. Not only is your occupation in very high-demand, but working in NT can also get you an extra $15,000.
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