The Government has announced an increase of age eligibility for Canadian passport holders to participate in the working holiday program from 1 November 2018. The age eligibility will increase to 35.
The Australian Chamber of Tourism states that Working holiday makers spend approximately two and a half times more than they earn, and create over 25,000 job in the Australian economy.
The other eligibility requirements to be for the working holiday visa (Subclass 417) include:
have not previously entered Australia on a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462)
hold a valid passport from a country involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia
are a genuine visitor who wants to have a holiday in Australia
have enough money to support yourself on a working holiday (about AUD 5000)
have enough money to buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of your stay
will not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during your stay.
As yet there has not been a change in the age requirement for other countries participating in the working holiday program. Other countries that participate in the working holiday program include:
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