On 29 September 2023, applications for the Care Workforce and Transport Sector Agreements and the Green List Work to Residence visa categories will open, and eligibility for these work to residence pathways will be extended to include all types of temporary work visas, including Critical Purpose Visitor Visa with work conditions.
Applicants will need to have had 2 years of work experience in a relevant role starting from 29 September 2021, and meet the relevant skill and wage thresholds. They will also need to meet the median wage requirements and other standard residence requirements including health, character, age, and English language when they apply for residence.
These changes will align these pathways with the new Skilled Migrant Category settings, which will allow people to claim skilled work experience on all types of work visas.
For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please contact Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, here.