08 October 2009

Increase in the number of Australian visas granted to nurses: report

A recent report released by the Australian Minister for Immigration, Senator Chris Evans, found that the number of Australian visas granted to nurses increased by 8 per cent

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A new report has shown that more nurses are applying for an Australian visa.

The 2009 State and Territory Summary report each year looks at the statistics on the Australian visa, Skilled Temporary Business (Long Stay) 457.

One of the main points from the report is that the number of people applying for Australian visas had dropped on previous years, although this was attributable to the downturn in the global economy and a more cautious outlook by migrants.

The Australian economy though had fared well, with a strong Australian dollar and demand for its mineral exports remaining high. Australia also still has a strong demand for skilled migrants.

Other findings included that Australian visas granted to Irish nationals increased by 8 per cent (whereas other major countries decreased by around 30 per cent), and the average salary for 457 Australian visa holders has increased by 6 per cent to AU$77,500.

 The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people emigrate to Australia and their Australia visa applications.

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