New Zealand: New Sector Details for the Accredited Employer Work Visa Category

August 24, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • The government of New Zealand introduced new requirements for applicants applying for an Accredited Employer Work Visa  

Overview 

The government of New Zealand introduced a new sector agreement that will allow limited exceptions to the median wage requirements for hiring foreign nationals employed in specific occupations under an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) beginning October 2022.  

New Zealand’s sector agreements were implemented as a means of creating temporary exceptions to certain requirements and rules under the AEWV scheme.  

The new measures introduced under the sector agreement will include temporary changes to pay rates for employees, the number of applicants allowed based on occupation and specific job titles. For additional information based on occupations, check here

What are the Changes?  

The government of New Zealand introduced a new sector agreement under the AEWV scheme. Sector agreements are used to adjust requirements based on specific workforce needs and conditions. According to the government announcement, the sector agreements will help the country attract more highly skilled foreign national workers.  

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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