Working holiday program boosts age limit

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Working holiday program boosts age limit

From today, the age limit for Irish and Canadian citizens wanting to spend a year working and travelling in Australia will increase by five years – from 30 to 35 years of age.

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From today, the age limit for Irish and Canadian citizens wanting to spend a year working and travelling in Australia will increase by five years – from 30 to 35 years of age.

Australian citizens up to the age of 35 will also benefit from the reciprocal arrangements with Canada and Ireland
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Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said: “Both Canada and Ireland have been part of Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program since it
began in 1975, so it is fitting that they are the first countries to become eligible for the extended
age range.”

Last year, more than 16,000 citizens from Canada and Ireland were granted Working Holiday
visas for Australia, with many of them living and working in regional and rural areas during their
stay.
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