New Zealand’s priority likely for migrants with higher English language skills

This is being stated following a recent global review of the migration policy of New Zealand.

OECD stresses priority to migrants with higher English level skills—Are you an aspirant of New Zealand immigration and have higher-level of English language skills? Well, you may be a perfect bet for New Zealand immigration.

That’s because a recent review by OECD(Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has suggested giving preference to those with higher levels of English language skills.

New Zealand is likely to give higher priority to migrants with higher English language skills following proposals of stricter visa norms for low-skilled foreign workers on working holidays and foreign students.

As per Thomas Liebig, the lead author, the labor migration process of New Zealand is working well. However, the nation has a minimum English level requirement for all New Zealand immigration applicants.

And there is no special preference for those with higher English language levels, he clarified. Hence, the need of the hour is to provide rewards for higher English proficiency level for ensuring better labor market results, he maintained.

Failed English test? Pay a bond—Here is yet another recommendation by the review undertaken by the OECD recently. As per the suggestion, New Zealand needs to reintroduce its earlier provision of paying a bond from the family members of the applicants in case they could not clear the English test.

And such a bond need to be repaid when the applicants’ family members cleared the English test.

The provision of paying a bond was shelved by New Zealand immigration department way back in the year 1998. As of now, the rule for the family members of the New Zealand immigration applicant is to make advance payment for English tuition.

And if the New Zealand government reintroduces the ruling of getting the bond payment back following clearance of English language test, it would act to be a big boost for learning English.

Cut low skilled, working holiday visas—OECD—The OECD suggested reducing the number of New Zealand working holiday visas and low skilled visas. This could prove to be a useful step for improving the employment scene in New Zealand.

The OECD expressed serious concenrs over the recent increase in the number of New Zealand student visa applications and New Zealand workign holiday visa applicants from the foreigners aged between 18 years and 29 years. The increasing applicants affect New Zealand job market in a big way.

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