Borders opening but... immigration rebalance continues
The New Zealand government announced the full opening of New Zealand borders from the 1st of August 2022. This is great news for our industries that rely on visitors to the country. But what about the real and desperate need for workers across a wide range of industry sectors?
The immigration rebalance continues but it is still unclear how we fill the need for skilled workers in New Zealand. A new "Green List" has been created with the hope that it will make it easier for employers to hire and attract migrants for specified high-skilled, hard-to-fill occupations, with guaranteed residence pathways for eligible people.
Also a word of warning for employers, in 2023 NZ Immigration will require all employers to be accredited to employ any migrant, including those with open work rights ( such as working holidaymakers or students)