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March 11, 2009

Money drought makes 457 work visas dry up

The global recession is hitting home: the Immigration Department recorded a 16 per cent drop in the number of 457 (temporary skilled migrant) visas issued last month, down to 4070 from 4830 in January. Temporary skilled migrant visas have dropped by 33per cent since September

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans said that 457 program was “demand-driven and provided a good barometer of local confidence”.

There has also been a corresponding drop in business traveller and tourist visas. Visitor drought hits home


1 Comment »

  1. […] subclass 457 visa category is demand driven, and the numbers of migrants coming here on that visa are dropping as employment opportunities drop. That is no reason to sack the ones already here, especially when it is well in advance of when […]

    Pingback by Push to sack migrant workers - Andrew Bartlett — March 16, 2009 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

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