Skilled Visa In Demand

The number of overseas workers wanting to come to Victoria on the controversial 457 skilled visa has soared, according to Immigration Department data.

Herald Sun, 13 February 2015

There were almost 7000 applications lodged in the last six months of 2014 up 21 per cent on the previous year.

Cook, computer programmer and cafe/restaurant manager were the top jobs for 457 visas issued in the second half of last year. Nationally, there were almost 27,000 applications in the last six months of 2014.

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