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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All you need to know as an employer managing migrant workers in New Zealand
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
Immigration New Zealand claims the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme is going to solve all our skills and infrastructure problems, but lawyer Aaron Martin is sceptical – and you should be too.
Now that the gateway to Australia is set to open, employers will be able to invite work visa holders from across the ditch. Principle lawyer Aaron Martin explains the opportunites.
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.
As part of the changes to immigration law brought about by the Covid 19 crisis new guidance has been issued from Immigration New Zealand to immigration officers processing work visas in regard to assessing labour market tests.
This will have an impact on employers looking to fill roles from the skill shortage list. With more local workers now available, the labour market test has now become more stringent. We discuss what these changes will mean for employers.
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.
Have you booked an appointment with a New Zealand immigration lawyer? We cover all you need to know to get the most out of your appointment.
The Government is proposing changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas. These include introducing a new framework for assessing all employer-assisted temporary work visas, and compulsory employer accreditation for those hiring from overseas.