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.
Due to COVID-19, there have been a lot of delays and disruption to visa processing, and those changes have caused significant confusion amongst migrants.
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.
On the 19th of December 2019 Ian Lees-Galloway announced an increase to the remuneration thresholds for work and residence visas. This is yet another hurdle that has been placed in front of the hard-working migrants who are seeking to make a long-term commitment to New Zealand.
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.