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27 July 2020 Essential Skills Work Visa Changes Explained

27 July 2020 Essential Skills Work Visa Changes Explained

This article will explain the Essential Skills Work Visa changes that will come into effect on 27 July 2020. Immigration New Zealand will shift away from using ANZSCO codes to a New Zealand median wage-based classification system for Essential Skills Work Visas. Immigration New Zealand will reinstate the ability for lower-skilled/low-paid Essential Skills Work Visa holders to support their partners and/or child(ren).

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Covid-19 Labour Market Test Update Explained

Covid-19 Labour Market Test Update Explained

On 13 May 2020, Immigration New Zealand announced the new Covid-19 labour market test processing guidelines for immigration officers to follow. Now, immigration officers must be satisfied at the time of assessment that there are no suitable New Zealanders available. This means that immigration officers may request further information and evidence from the employer at the time of assessment.

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