Changed New Zealand visa rules for skilled workers
New Zealand, 23rd January: Rules for New Zealand skilled immigration have undergone a change with immediate effect.
So, now, new rules for New Zealand visa application will be applicable for skilled foreign workers wanting to come and work in New Zealand.
New norms for New Zealand skilled worker visas—The new norms for New Zealand visa application will come into force by the end of January 2013. And these rules will be for job opportunities in Canterbury region of New Zealand.
However, foreign workers whose skills are on the skills shortage list or skilled professionals will be governed by earlier rules. And this needs to be noted by employers in New Zealand looking to recruit foreign workers for work in the Canterbury region, New Zealand.
Rules for hiring foreign workers in Canterbury, New Zealand have been changed and these will be effective by January end this year. Among the jobs affected by new rules for New Zealand visas include manual jobs, clerical jobs as well as trades.
Canterbury facing acute skills shortage—Skills shortage is quite severe in Canterbury, New Zealand. This has been due to a series of earthquakes that has compelled for the need of rebuild work in the region. So, for foreign workers having desired skill-sets and ready to immigrate to New Zealand’s Canterbury must hurry to apply for getting such jobs in Canterbury.
Priority to Kiwis for Canterbury jobs—Meanwhile, Immigration New Zealand has clearly sent out a warning to all employers looking to fill the vacant jobs in Canterbury to follow the guidelines. These include registering their vacant job positions online.
An option for employers wanting to get required workers for jobs in Canterbury is to call or email the Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub so that the latter can ensure that the Kiwis are the first preference for these New Zealand jobs.
But, the employers in New Zealand will be allowed to hire foreign workers with required skills to come and work in New Zealand if the Kiwis are not found to be eligible for such jobs. This will be done through a verification letter by Skills Hub to the concerned employer for hiring foreign skilled workers.