We help New Zealand employers employ migrants and attract skills from overseas.
Further important updates on Employer Accreditation and visa regulations have been announced.
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New Zealand employers who want to employ migrants will need to become accredited with Immigration New Zealand.
If you want to employ migrants or are currently employing migrants, it is important that you stay up to date with their visa requirements.
We invite all New Zealand employers to attend our webinar on Employer Accreditation, specifically tailored to inform employers about the implications of these changes.
Our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass will explain the process of applying for your employer accreditation and all further steps involved for New Zealand employers wanting to employ migrants - whether the migrant is already in New Zealand or still offshore.
Make sure that you will be able to fill the skills gap in your business and are well prepared to employ skilled migrants when you need them.
We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!
A straight forward and seamless process for employers and migrants.
We will provide the allround support you will need to attract overseas skills and assist your migrant candidate with their visa process.
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will also
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The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a new temporary work visa opening to applications on 4 July 2022.
There are 3 steps to hiring a migrant on an AEWV. These are accreditation, the job check, and the AEWV application.
Employers can apply for accreditation from 23 May 2022 and for a job check from 20 June 2022.
Employers can apply for accreditation from 23 May 2022.
Only accredited employers can hire a migrant worker on the AEWV.
They need accreditation in the new system – even if they are accredited under the current system.
The new accreditation levels are:
Franchisees and employers wanting to place migrants on AEWVs with third parties (including labour hire companies) will need to meet additional criteria to get accredited.
Employers can apply for a job check from 20 June 2022.
The following principles apply to the job check:
Some job checks will also involve a labour market test.
When a labour market test is required:
When a labour market test is not required:
In the cities (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Dunedin):
Migrants can apply for this new temporary work visa from 4 July 2022 onwards.
The migrant worker must show they meet:
Employers must complete the employer accreditation process before migrants can apply for a work visa. This is an employer led process, see above.
The Essential Skills Work Visa will close to applications on 3 July 2022.
Current temporary work visas will not be affected, as long as visa conditions are still being met and the visa remains valid.
Different to the current system, the new regulations do not provide a designated pathway to residence. There are 'rumours' that this might be introduced at a later stage.
With Residence from Work Visa applications underway however (requiring a further Work to Residence visa to be granted residence), applicants will be able to continue this process if they remain with their current employer.
The great work done before has surely helped to achieve this quick positive result. NZIC are really professional and know what to do when to do it and how to do it. That is so convenient and efficient! I’m still working with them for the next steps and would like to thank them again for their help and support. Thank you. Kind Regards.
Anna was worth her weight in gold---she was fantastic at helping me format my CV and search for jobs that suited my skill set. In the end, I got a great job in a great city. Carsten and his team were very thorough and helpful when it came time to apply for and get our visas. They are now helping us with our resident visas, and I'm certain that the process will be the same. I'd recommend them highly.
NZIC guided me all the way through getting my first work visa to permanent residency. Their job seeking support was key when I first arrived in NZ, communication was always easy and clear. I'm very thankful for their help and definitely recommend their services.
Dear Jannie, just want to drop a note to thank for your everything. Your help is much appreciated! You are a wonderful and professional job search coach! I am so lucky to have you supporting me!