This article was originally published on 28 August 2022 and was updated on 1 November 2022 to reflect new information.
1 November 2022 Update: The government of New Zealand introduced additional details on the sector agreements for foreign national applicants under certain residence pathways. These details include clarifying that employers and accredited employers can complete the regular application process for the Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme under the conditions in which the sector agreements apply.
Changes that result from the introduction of sector agreements include temporary changes to pay rates for employees and the number of applicants allowed based on occupation and specific job titles. For additional information based on occupations, check here.
The government of New Zealand introduced new requirements for applicants applying for an Accredited Employer Work Visa
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.
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