- New Zealand will increase a new median wage for specific immigration routes beginning February 27, 2023
The government of New Zealand will introduce a new median wage of $29.66 per hour, effective February 27, 2023. The new thresholds will be introduced for visa applications under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), and meeting the median wage will become the minimum pay requirement for most jobs, including the following immigration schemes:
- Sector agreements
- Green List
- Highly paid work to residence pathway
- Skilled Migrant category
If a visa application were submitted before the increase in wage thresholds, the previously approved threshold would be accepted. For additional information on the median wage rate, check here.
What are the Changes?
The government of New Zealand will introduce a new median wage of $29.66 per hour from February 27, 2023. This will impact visa applications under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and alter minimum pay requirements for most immigration schemes.
Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: New Zealand Immigration