It has been confirmed that the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will be introduced on 4 July 2022. The AEWV is a new type of accreditation and employers will need to apply, even if they have been accredited under the previous system.
If businesses can’t hire and train New Zealand workers and where genuine skill or labour shortages exist, accredited employers can hire skilled migrant workers using the AEWV.
From 4 July 2022, an employer must be AEWV accredited to hire a migrant worker. Applications for accreditation will open on 9 May 2022.
For a summary of the new employer accreditation, click here to visit Immigration NZ’s website.
For expert advice on the new AEWV and any other questions regarding immigration in New Zealand, contact Arno: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com