Indians hold the most visas within Australia’s program for skilled foreign workers, representing 19,360 of the 97,770 primary visa holders.
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But Australia is shutting down that visa program and installing a stricter one instead, which means less opportunities for Indian workers.
Currently, Australia allows companies to sponsor a visa for skilled foreign workers, who can then stay in the country for four years.
Beginning early next year, the new program will require a company to try to find an Australian person for the position it wants to fill before looking for foreign workers.