1. Cooks in Australia’s skilled migration program

Cooks are top of the list in Australia’s skilled migration program.

More than 8000 cooks got permanent visas in 2012-13, followed by 5700 accountants, 2160 software engineers, 1550 IT business analysts and 1500 hairdressers.

Skilled migration is dominated by Indians and Chinese.

Source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/

2. Rise in Australian work visas

Australian Immigration Department data shows number of work visas in Australia continues to climb.

According to reports, the working holiday program was dominated by youth from the UK, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany and France.

Student visa numbers rose by 6.4 per cent while there was a 6 per cent jump in the total number of temporary entrants in Australia, according to the report Temporary Entrants and New Zealand Citizens in Australia.

The number one country for the 457 visa was the UK, followed by India, Ireland, Philippines and the US.

Source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/

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