Entries by pathwaysnz

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Post-Study Work Visa Review and Consultation

During June the Government opened up consultation on proposed changes to post-study work visa categories. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway intends that the proposed changes will help eliminate or reduce migrant exploitation and will encourage international students to study higher quality courses and courses which will lead to employment roles in the areas which New Zealand […]

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Skilled Migrant Residence and Essential Skills Work Visa – Salary Threshold Increases

Salary thresholds for Skilled Migrant Residence and Essential Skills Work Visas have increased as from 15 January 2018. In August 2017, INZ made changes to the Skilled Migrant Category and Essential Skills Work Visas were implemented, aimed to: ensure New Zealand is attracting migrants who bring the most economic benefits to New Zealand and to […]

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How will the Labour led Government impact New Zealand immigration?

There is general apprehension in the market regarding the stance of the new Labour-led Government, and the influence the coalition partner New Zealand First will have given its public stance against general immigration. However, early signs are reassuring with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern quickly moving to confirm the Labour immigration policy will hold sway over […]

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Pharmacy Technicians Pathway to residence

Pharmacy Technicians are in demand and is a role that can provide a viable pathway to permanent residence in New Zealand If you are offered a position of Pharmacy Technician in New Zealand, you may have a bright future to work and live here permanently. The occupation of Pharmacy Technician is included on the Immediate […]

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Major shake up of Essential Skills Work Visa Policy

A major shake up of essential skills work visa instructions is due to affect thousands of current work visa holders and their employers from the end of August. The government has just confirmed the main details of the changes to essential skills work visa instructions which will be effective from 28 August. The changes will […]

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Work Visa changes and the effect on New Zealand’s racing industry

Proposed Work Visa changes will affect New Zealand Racing industry with the large number of trackwork riders holding work visas to work in New Zealand likely be negatively impacted by the changes scheduled for mid August.  “The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed changes to temporary work visa settings, through the Essential Skills […]