The New Zealand government is mindful of ensuring that businesses have access to appropriately skilled labour but without undermining the training and employment opportunities of local New Zealand citizens and residents.

The main method of achieving this outcome is through careful management of the temporary residence program, in particular the work visa policies.

With the Covid-19 pandemic and New Zealand’s closed borders behind us, targeted policy which managed this period and the introduced critical purpose visas have now been phased out. The new Accredited Employer Work Visa Framework is now fully embedded into practice and you can find more information here.

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