457 visas up 41 per cent in WA

MORE than 110,000 visas were granted under the temporary skilled migration program last year, up 27 per cent on the previous year, while WA reported a 41 per cent boost. Almost a quarter of the temporary workers came from Britain. Immigration Minister Chris Evans said 110,570 visas were granted to temporary skilled workers and their dependants in 2007-08, up from 87,310 in 2006-07.

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1st↑Curtin University44,835
2nd-South Metropolitan TAFE37,611
3rd-North Metropolitan TAFE30,000
4th↑Edith Cowan University28,780
5th↓University of Western Australia24,161
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