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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

The Year Ahead

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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Testing Times Ahead for Employers

In mid-2022, INZ will introduce new labour market test rules for migrant workers. This will affect employers, who will need to become familiar with the new rules before borders open to skilled migrants next year.

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NZ Work Visa Update: The New Rules

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

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ERA decision against Restaurant Brands blow for migrant workers

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.

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Unfair Labour Market Testing Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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.

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How the Talent skill visa changes will impact employers

TALENT work visa changes 2019 - picture of feet beside New Zealand flag

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.

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