BACOLOD CITY — Negrenses interested to migrate to Australia’s Northern Territory can have such opportunity through business or skills migration platform.
Philippine Consul General to Northern Territory Januario John Rivas discussed these opportunities during the Business Migration Program Presentation held at L’Fisher Hotel here on Monday.
Rivas, a Negrense himself, said there are opportunities for Negros Occidental to engage itself and its people with migration pathways either through business or skills platform.
“This means individuals may have the ‘trade or graduate skills’ that can qualify them to gain entry to Australia and get migration permanency,” he added.
Rivas said the event is the first information seminar on business and skills migration run by the Northern Territory government. It was attended by representatives from both public and private sectors.
“The effort is part of our engagement with Negros Occidental which started in 2012,” he noted.
Richard Foo, manager of Business Migration Department of the Northern Territory, presented the business and investment opportunities in Australia, including the available occupations in the area.
Sean Mahoney, chief executive officer and director of the International College of Advance Education-Darwin, promoted a special program in enhancing the qualifications of Negrenses in the fields of hospitality and international cookery.
Moreover, Rivas said the information seminar is aimed at addressing two major areas such as business and skills migration.
For business migration, the Northern Territory would like to assist Negrenses on how to get a visa for staying and operating small-scale businesses in Australia.
“This means they can get their supplies here and dispose of these over there and vice versa,” Rivas said.
For skills migration, the consul general said they are banking on the Filipinos’ work ethic and values like resiliency among skilled workers, particularly in the hospitality and tourism sector.
“We want to migrate them, we would like to use their degrees and training to get into the pathways,” Rivas added. (PNA)
MIGRATION SEMINAR. Philippine Consul General to Northern Territory Januario John Rivas talks about opportunities for migration to Australia during the Business Migration Program Presentation held at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City on Monday (June 10, 2019). He is joined by Richard Foo, manager of Business Migration Department of the Northern Territory, and Sean Mahoney, chief executive officer and director of the International College of Advance Education-Darwin. (Photo courtesy of Richard Malihan/NegOcc Capitol PIO)