Australian government is mulls to expand its Working Holiday Maker Visa program to include more than 10 countries in the list. India is also features in the list of countries to be included soon. Idea is to hire the new workers in the regional parts of the country to meet the labour shortage issues, especially on farms. The Immigration Minister of Australia, Mr. David Coleman announced this expansion on 31st July 2019.
The current Working Holiday visa program allows the backpackers from the participant countries to work in Australia, while being on a holiday. However, a decline was noticed in the program, which resulted in the shortage of workers in the regional areas of Oz. The government of Australia is planning to extent the program to include backpackers from 13 more countries, in order to meet the demands of the regional businesses of Australia for the workers, require to work on farms.
It’s basically the ‘Working Holiday Maker Program’ is a cultural exchange program that comprise’ Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417)and the ‘Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462).’ This program enables young backpackers (travellers) to have along holiday in Australia and get an income via short-term employment.
Here is the difference between the two popular working holiday visas meant for the backpackers:
Here is the list of countries which are likely to get included in the expanded Working Holiday visa program are, India, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Andorra, Monaco and Mongolia.As of now 25 countries are eligible for Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462).
As an applicant of this visa you needs to,
Speaking about the expansion of Working Holiday Program, Coleman said,”Work and holiday applicants must meet minimum requirements before a visa can be granted, including having a functional level of English and they must hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications,”.
Last year, Scot Morrison- the Prime Minister of Australia mentioned that his government had not ruled out an agricultural visa in order to lure more backpackers to work on farms.
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