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Significant changes to New Zealand immigration settings

New Zealand Immigration Minister, Hon Erica Stanford, announced wide sweeping immigration changes to New Zealand Immigration settings on Sunday, 7 April 2024. The changes will impact migrants in traditionally ‘low skilled’ roles and employers working in related industries. Higher skilled roles are not expected to be impacted by these changes.  Migrants currently holding valid Accredited […]

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Median wage changes and exceptions

The new median wage rate of $31.61 per hour will be adopted into sections of the immigration system on 28 February 2024.  Immigration New Zealand uses the median wage data which is published annually by Statistics New Zealand, and the new median wage of $31.61 reflects the June 2023 quarter of labour market statistics. The

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Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa and support for exploited migrants

Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) changes New median wage to apply from February 2024 Several work and skilled residence visa categories have wage thresholds or criteria that are based on the median wage. Currently the New Zealand median wage is NZD $29.66 per hour.  The new median wage of NZD $31.61 an hour will be

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