Australia is planning to extend its Working Holidaymaker program to more countries,including India.To resolve the workforce problems in regional areas,WH program will be assisted,stated by-Immigration Manager.Australia is still under discussion to extend the WH program with 13 countries. WH program has two sub-categories:=
-Work Holiday Visa
-Working and Holiday Visa
It will allow young travelers to have long holidays along with the benefit of earning more money through short term work.The countries which Australia is targeting to extend the WH program include: India,Mongolia,Brazil,Mexico,The Philippines,Switzerland and some more countries.
The decrease number of backpackers witnessed due to the current WH program,which resulted a labor crunch in regional areas. WH program is a channel for low skilled foreign workers-stated by Mr.Coleman.The candidates who will meet the eligibility requirement of WH program will only get the Visa and this will include functional English skills and tertiary qualifications.At present India is not eligible for either Subclass 417 or Subclass 462 of the Working Holidaymaker Program.