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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While South Africa will be letting New Zealanders enter the country visa-free, New Zealand won’t be reciprocating. We discuss the South Africa visa changes as well as the Government’s reasoning for their decision and potential implications.
RNZ reports that immigration advisers are receiving death threats from clients experiencing ongoing New Zealand visa delays from New Zealand Immigration – Aaron Martin shares his thoughts regarding the matter.
The ETA (NZ) is intended to speed up border processing, but the short amount of notice before the visa becomes mandatory will only lead to chaos and confusion.
“There’s no further light on the future of the Parent Resident Visa in NZ – which leaves over 5,000 parents of migrants and their NZ based families stuck in limbo for 2 years.
Aaron Martin shares his thoughts on the lack of closure, and his belief that this is a manipulation tactic to steer migrant votes.”
Aaron Martin and Lynn Crean, an IT-focused recruitment professional at Role recruitment weigh in on if New Zealand’s shortage of skilled workers could be solved by a new work visa requirements that would allow migrant workers to be contractors.
Recent headlines have announced that the New Zealand Government is close to making a decision on whether or not they will reopen the parent visa category in NZ. This decision will provide much needed clarity to the almost 6,000 people who have been waiting in anticipation since the category closed in 2016.
The CISSL is intended to increase the available skill base of construction workers. It replaces the Canterbury Skill Shortage List and absorbs various construction roles from the Immediate Skill Shortage List in NZ. Is it too rigid to be effective? And will put off the very migrant workers it claims to encourage?
The skilled-labour crisis is about to get worse, thanks to the latest increases the required minimum wage rates for the skilled migrant visa in New Zealand. Here we discuss the implications for both migrants and employers.
We talk to law and union experts about Migrant Workers rights in NZ – the unique challenges they are facing, what they can do to protect themselves, and a simple solution the Government needs to address.
The interim visa criteria changed on August 27th, fixing a major flaw in the process that had previously resulted in many people illegally overstaying in New Zealand, despite legitimately trying to follow the law. We discuss the implications for migrants.
As the Skills shortage list shows, there just aren’t enough Kiwis with the required training and experience to fill the gaps. Talent is the single most important factor in the future prosperity of many industries. Here’s why we need skilled New Zealand migrants.