Help to become accredited
All employers who are wishing to employ an overseas worker must now be accredited with Immigration New Zealand. This law came into force on the 4th July, 2022.
The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) has also been introduced to consolidate several existing visa types, streamline the work visa application process, and prevent the exploitation of migrant workers.
Once accredited, businesses will have a straightforward path to recruitment and two years of breathing space before they need to reapply for accreditation. One of the main benefits of accreditation will be faster processing of work visas with less bureaucratic red tape.
NZ Jobs Search can manage the accreditation process for employers and help avoid disruption and delays to the hiring process.
Employing an overseas worker on an Accredited Employer Work Visa
The Employer Check
An employer seeking to hire someone from overseas will need to become accredited. The requirements for accreditation are detailed in the section above.
The Job Check
Immigration New Zealand will check that the employer made an attempt to employ a New Zealander for the job. The job will also need to pay market rates and comply with employment law.
Accredited Employer Migrant Worker Check
If the first two steps are successful, Immigration New Zealand will then give permission to file the work visa application. Immigration New Zealand will also verify that the work visa applicant has the skills and experience for the job being offered.
How we can help
NZ Jobs Search has a database of highly skilled overseas workers in the trade and industry sectors. All our candidates have been vetted to ensure they meet the requirements for employment in New Zealand.
If you have a labour shortage and cant find suitable candidates within New Zealand, talk to the team at NZ Jobs Search
Note: We do not provide immigration advice, all of the information we share is publicly available on the Immigration New Zealand website.