The Immigration minister has made the long awaited announcement to reopen the parent residence category along with some very significant changes.
Last week the Minister of Immigration announced major changes to how employer-assisted work visas would be applied for in the future. These changes will take up to 18 months to be designed and implemented, and will see six current work visa categories replaced by one single category.
Migrant workers make an invaluable contribution to the aged care sector. However, figures released by Immigration New Zealand (INZ), suggest that there may not be enough migrant workers to meet the continuing needs of the aged care industry.
Becoming a Residential Care Officer is one possible pathway to live and work in New Zealand.
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The Immigration Minister has announced major changes to post-study work visa rights for international students. This comes after the consultation process undertaken in June this year which received over 2000 public submissions.
The New Zealand Government’s new KiwiBuild scheme will see changes to immigration settings in order to help the construction and housing sector to attract overseas skilled workers.
Last year some 24,000 work visas were approved for a wide range of migrant trades workers. The demand for skilled workers from overseas to fill New Zealand’s skill shortages, and the forthcoming KiwiBuild requirements, is growing. However, while the numbers of work visas is increasing the pathway for these work visa holders to live and work permanently in New Zealand is getting harder. There are challenges ahead for employers to attract and retain their migrant workers.
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 […]
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, […]