The new Green List to fast track residency for some occupations fails to impress immigration lawyer Aaron Martin, who says it leaves out key occupations and won’t meet its objective to attract skilled migrants.
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It’s clear we have both a worker and skills shortage and that employers are finding it increasingly harder to find the talent they need to grow their business.
The government has just announced the approval of spaces for 100 critical workers to enter under a special immigration arrangement.
Applications for the next phase of the 2021 Resident Visa will open from 10am on 1 March 2022.
Those eligible will be able to apply online any time from then until 31 July 2022.
The Government’s approach to attracting a skilled workforce is a recipe may only limit opportunities for New Zealanders.