From mid-2022, a new three-stage application process for work visas will be introduced. This will affect employers, who will need to become familiar with the new rules and become accredited before borders open to skilled migrants.
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Employer Assisted Visa in NZ
We keep you updated on the New Zealand latest employer assisted work visa changes and resolutions
New Zealand is seeking to re-open its borders over Q1 and 2 of 2022. Demand for overseas workers will be significant. The re-opening will coincide with the introduction of a revised Work visa system, partly introduced in 2021, with the final changes expected to be implemented and operational from June 2022
a recent decision by the ERA shows an appalling lack of understanding of immigration processes. All employers are well aware that the work visa holder’s job security depends on being granted another visa when their current work visa expires. We highlight the issues that this could create.
Just in time for Christmas, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announces changes that will bring some relief to both migrant workers whose visas are about to expire and the employers who rely on them. Get the full details in our last blog for 2020.
Employers are being asked to readvertise roles because INZ is applying a blanket guideline to work visa applications due to changes to the labour force. Not all industries have been affected and there are still significant labour shortages in many industries. In this article, we question the logic and validity of this approach from Immigration New Zealand.
Many employers will be familiar with the process of hiring and managing a workforce, but when it comes to hiring workers from overseas, employers need to understand that they need to plan ahead. If you are an employer trying to recruit a role with a migrant worker, we explain how the process works.
On Tuesday 17 September the Government announced significant changes to work visas in New Zealand. Aaron Martin, Principal Lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, weighs in on the impact the Talent Skill visa changes will have for employers.