As of February 27, 2023, the median wage will increase from NZD $27.76 to NZD $29.66 per hour.
What this means for Employers:
Employers must understand that offering the old wage after the change- will result in a declined visa application.
On the 11th of October 2022, the government announced two changes relevant to employers who are planning to recruit migrant workers.
The median wage, currently NZD $27.76 an hour, will increase to NZD $29.66 on 27 February 2023.
In this guide, we explain what the accredited employer visa scheme is and answer common questions about the process of becoming accredited.
What is the accredited employer visa?
From July 2022, any business wishing to hire an employee who needs a work visa needs to be accredited first.
The government has just announced the approval of spaces for 100 critical workers to enter under a special immigration arrangement. Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash says a border exception class has been created specifically for advanced manufacturing.