Immigration New Zealand has introduced Accredited Employer Work Visa, which is a three-step process.
A job check is the second step of the process and has been introduced to ensure employment is acceptable (the job pays the market rate, at least 30 hours per week, and the terms and conditions comply with employment laws). It is also to ensure that no suitable New Zealand citizens or residents are available to do the work specified (labour market test).
Job check is the most important aspect of the process as, on approval, you can recruit migrant workers for the positions available in your organisation. Therefore, you must ensure that all mandatory requirements are complete before applying for a job check.
The below listed are required to apply for a job check successfully.
The employer should advertise the position on a national platform for two weeks, and the advertisement should list the below essential factors:
Jobs paying 200 % of the median wage do not need a labour market test. Jobs paying at or above the median wage in regions also do not need a labour market test. In cities, jobs that are on a skills shortage list and pay at, or above, the median wage don’t need a labour market test.
You can only hire a migrant worker if the job check is passed. Please note that employers pay for a job check.
Considering the complexities involved in the job check it is sensible to obtain the services of an experienced Licensed Immigration Adviser. An adviser could advise on all matters that are not common knowledge, such as the correct ANZSCO code, experience and qualification requirements for a particular position and such. This is essential to get a positive outcome on your application.
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