At a Glance

A straightforward and seamless process for employers and migrants. We will provide the all-round support you will need to attract overseas skills and assist your migrant candidate with their visa process.

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will help you with

  • Your Accredited Employer application - applications are now open. Our Licensed Immigration Advisers take care of your application process for you.
  • Job checks - we help accredited employers with the necessary job check - since 20 June 2022.
  • The new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) - Our Licensed Immigration Advisers help your preferred candidate with their application for an AEWV. This option is available since 4 July 2022, once you are accredited and a job check has been completed.
  • Labour market testing - Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will make sure all formalities are observed to demonstrate that no New Zealand can be found to do the job you want to offer the migrant job seeker.

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will also

  • Check the candidate's visa status to ensure that the migrant can legally work for you
  • Identify the best visa options available for your migrant candidate and their partner or family
  • Assist your candidate and their family with all visa formalities to make the process easier for you and your new employee.

Our Job Search Specialists will provide you with

  • Access to a large client base of skilled migrants seeking employment in New Zealand an excellent understanding of the skills needed by you to fill a position.
  • Know how to 'translate' overseas skills and work experience and fully understand the migrant's skill set.
FAQs

To grant Accreditation some of the core things that, Immigration New Zealand must be satisfied that an employer has are:

  • A sound financial position to determine if the employment is sustainable; and Human resource policies and recruitment processes which are of a high standard
  • Employment agreements and job descriptions compliant with NZ employment law
  • Demonstrable commitment to training and employing New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders (to ensure they are engaged in training and up-skilling New Zealanders and that they make up a significant part of their workforce)
  • Good workplace practices, including a history of compliance with all immigration and employment New Zealand laws
  • Fair, equitable and safe workplace
  • Historical and current compliance with immigration and employment law

  • Once granted, the initial employer accreditation is valid for 12 months. Accreditation renewals are granted for 24 months (12 months for franchises and labour-hire companies).
  • Once you are an accredited employer you can then support a migrant worker for an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) application.

  • Subsidiary companies cannot be covered by the accreditation of a parent company.
  • To be accredited, a subsidiary company must apply.

  • A business can only apply for a job check, after the Employer has been accredited by Immigration New Zealand. Applications for Job Check opened on June 20, 2022.

  • No. The job must be for at least 30 hours a week.

  • The job must pay the market rate and at least a median wage of $27.76 per hour. Exemptions to the median wage threshold include specific jobs in construction, infrastructure, tourism and hospitality that pay at least $25 per hour and specific jobs in care workforce that pay at least $25.39 per hour.

  • Evidence should include but not limited to job description, employment agreement and evidence of the labour market test (advertising process)

  • Employers with the Standard Accreditation can have a maximum of five jobs associated with them at one time. There‚Äôs no maximum number of jobs associated with the employer who applied under the High Volume.

  • If the job is paid lower wage than 200% of the median wage, then the advertisement must clearly include all the terms and conditions of the job, mentioning the minimum and maximum pay rate, minimum guaranteed working hours and requirements for the job.

  • Yes, unless the job pays 200% of the median wage or is on the Green List.

  • Yes, but requirements of the positions must be the same.

  • INZ estimates the process to take about 10 working days.

  • Six months or until the employer no longer has a valid accreditation, whichever is earlier. If your accreditation is suspended for any reason, any current job checks you hold cannot be used to support an AEWV application.

  • Once it is approved, the migrant can be invited to apply for the Accredited Employer Work Visa.

  • A request to reconsider a declined job check can be lodged within 14 days of the decision.

  • An employer must pay $610 per Job Check and $240 for a reconsideration of a declined application.

Disclaimer: This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions or want to discuss your case, then please contact us using the links below in the footer.

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