Some working holiday makers on 417 visas can work for more than 6 months with one employer, the acting immigration minister announced yesterday.
Working holiday visa holders who are working in critical industries will be exempt from the 6 month limitation.
As well as announcing exemptions to the 6 month limitation for 417 visa holders working in critical industries like aged care, agriculture and child care, backpackers will also be able to apply for a further visa. This will allow them to stay on working in those sectors beyond the next 6 months if their current visa expires.
The news offers some clarity for employers in these sectors, especially those in regional Australia who rely on the backpacker work force.
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