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  • Updated information for accredited employers hiring workers on the Accredited Employer Work Visa


On April 7, 2022, the government of New Zealand released amendments for employer accreditation in preparation for the opening of the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) on July 4, 2022. To hire a migrant worker on an AEWV, an employer must be accredited by the New Zealand government.

Under these amendments, employers will be required to provide work-related settlement information within one month of the employee’s start date, including relevant industry training, access to healthcare services, support for the employee’s cost of living, and more.

Employers must also prove they are a viable and genuinely operating business in New Zealand. Employers must be registered with the Inland Revenue (IRD) and more.

Click here for additional information on employing a migrant worker on an AEWV and becoming an accredited employer.

What are the Changes?

The government of New Zealand updated its conditions for employer accreditation. The government stated that the objective of these updates is to reduce the risk of employers exploiting migrant workers and to ensure that employers are compliant with specific employment and immigration standards.

Looking Ahead

Employers will be eligible to apply for accreditation from May 23, 2022. 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

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