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 […]
INZ has recently completed its annual review of two of the Skills Shortage Lists – the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and announced a number of changes. The Skills Shortage Lists are regularly reviewed to ensure they meet the changing needs of employers in the labour market, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) is the main residence category and makes up over 50% of New Zealand’s residence programme. In April the Government announced a number of changes to the SMC and these will take effect from 28 August 2017. Expressions of Interest under the existing policy, the first stage of a SMC application, […]
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 […]
Significant and wide ranging changes to the skilled migrant category (SMC) have been announced and are due to become effective from August. The NZ Government has announced a range of changes for what it says are “designed to better manage immigration and improve the labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration.” Two wage thresholds […]
Immigration New Zealand’s recent change to increase the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) passmark to 160 points has left many prospective applicants questioning how they will ever meet this new higher passmark. Hairdressers are particularly affected by this change.
Immigration New Zealand announced major changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) to take effect from 12 October.
Immigration New Zealand announced major changes today to the parent category which have seen the category put on hold and the annual quota slashed by more than 50% for the next 2 years.
INZ have announced major visa changes for South African citizens wishing to travel to New Zealand as visitors. From 21 November 2016 South African’s will no longer be eligible to enter “Visa-free” and will be required to apply for a visitor visa before travelling.