New Zealand Immigration has announced the new median wage of NZD$31.61 per hour will be adopted into the immigration system in February 2024. This will affect many work and skilled residence visa categories that have wage thresholds that are based on the median wage.
The result will be that most wage thresholds indexed to the median wage will be updated, include AEWV, the Skilled Migrant Category, and some occupations covered by Sector Agreements and the Green List.
Parent category wage thresholds are updated separately and the tourism and hospitality wage thresholds will also be updated separately in April 2024.
For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please contact Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, here.