As a measure to encourage foreign visitors to spend additional time in regional areas Australian government plans to pursue new reciprocal agreements in working visa.
Australia Immigration Statement
David Coleman, the Immigration Minister stated that talks are happening and the arrival of additional workers will help the businesses apart from tourism and farm sector that operate outside main cities. Authorities know about the existence of jobs in regional areas of Australia that are not filled up by local workers, and the regional businesses need an immigration setting to help in filling these roles.
In the FY 2018-19 More than 40,000 people of the age group between 18 years and 30 years on the working holiday visa opted to work in regional areas. This shows an increase of 7,000 from the 2017-18. Additionally, the eligibility norms for getting the second holiday visa specify that an overseas worker has to complete three months of specific work in the first year itself.
Fresh Rules Next Year
From next January, all the second-year visa holders can earn the eligibility to apply for the third year when they complete a six additional months of specific work in regional areas. There is a hope that the option of a third-year visa will serve as an inducement and encouragement to the travelers to spend quality time and working in regional Australia.
There are many personal and professional benefits of this Working Holiday program.
Also the gap year provides an opportunity for growth, self-discovery, and practical learning. In the travels, the visa holders can learn about new cultures meet people, and also develop fresh skills. Besides they can try to do different jobs and get a real-world dynamic experience in a field.
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