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Philippines to be added to Working Holiday Maker Program


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Philippines to be Added to Australia's Working Holiday Maker Program.


Australia has announced that the Philippines will be added to its Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program starting in 2024. This will allow up to 200 young Filipinos each year to travel and work in Australia for up to 12 months.


The WHM program is a reciprocal arrangement between Australia and over 40 other countries. It allows young people aged 18 to 30 to travel and work in each other's countries for a limited period of time.


The addition of the Philippines to the WHM program is expected to boost tourism and economic ties between the two countries. It will also provide Filipino youth with an opportunity to experience Australian culture and work experience.


Benefits of the WHM program for Filipinos


There are a number of benefits for Filipino youth who participate in the WHM program:

  • The opportunity to travel and experience a new culture: Australia is a multicultural country with a lot to offer visitors. Filipino WHM visa holders will be able to explore Australia's beautiful beaches, cities, and bushland. They will also have the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world.

  • The opportunity to work and earn money: WHM visa holders are allowed to work in any job for up to 6 months with the same employer. This can be a great way to earn money to fund their travels or to save up for their future.

  • The opportunity to improve their English skills: Australia is a predominantly English-speaking country. WHM visa holders will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the English language and improve their skills.

  • The opportunity to network with potential employers: WHM visa holders may be able to use their work experience in Australia to network with potential employers and increase their chances of finding a job after their visa expires.

Benefits of the WHM program for Australia


The WHM program also benefits Australia in a number of ways:

  • It boosts tourism: WHM visa holders are likely to spend money on accommodation, food, transport, and activities while they are in Australia. This can help to support the tourism industry.

  • It provides businesses with access to a pool of young, motivated workers: WHM visa holders are often willing to work in jobs that are not typically attractive to Australian workers. This can help businesses to fill labor shortages.

  • It helps to promote cultural understanding: WHM visa holders bring their own unique cultures and perspectives to Australia. This can help to promote cultural understanding and tolerance.

Conclusion


The addition of the Philippines to the WHM program is a positive development for both countries. It will provide Filipino youth with an opportunity to experience Australian culture and work experience, while also boosting tourism and economic ties between the two countries.


If you are a skilled migrant who is interested in living and working in Australia, South Australia is a great option.


To review your visa options, book a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please get in touch with SCA Connect.


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