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Job Check for the Accredited Employer Work Visa

Information about the Job Check for the Accredited Employer Work Visa

The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will open to applicants on 4 July 2022. The AEWV is a new temporary work visa that will replace the Essential Skills Work Visa and Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa.

The last day for applying for an Essential Skills Work Visa is 3 July 2022. Employers must get accredited under the new system in order to hire migrant workers for up to 3 years on the AEWV. Applications for employer accreditation on 23 May 2022.

To know about the requirements for employer accreditation, click here.

As the second step in the 3-step process for hiring migrant workers, accredited employers must apply for a job check.

To know more about what is required for a job check and how to apply, please click here

Job check

In order to hire temporary migrant workers on the AEWV, the New Zealand employer must submit a job check.

An employer can include more than one role in the job check if:

  • all roles are included in the same set of advertising
  • roles have the same job description, are for the same employer in the same place and
  • they are covered by the same proposed employment agreement with the same pay

If the terms of work vary between roles, separate job checks will be required. A job check approval will expire after 6 months.

Those accredited employers who pass the job check can then ask the migrant worker to apply for an AEWV from 4 July 2022.

Requirements for the Job Check:

  • To pass the job check, all jobs must pay the market rate for the role.
  • Most jobs must be advertised for at least 2 weeks and advertisements must include the pay range.
  • Employers will have to state that they were unable to find suitable New Zealanders before offering the role to a migrant worker.
  • Proof of advertising as part of the job check will not be required for roles that pay 200% of the median wage or are on the Green List
  • The median wage has been increased from NZ$ 27.00 to NZ$ 27.76 per hour. The new median age will apply to job check applications from 20 June 2022 onwards and to AEWV applications from 4 July 2022 onwards.

Some roles that are exempt from the median wage threshold are in the construction & infrastructure, care workforce and tourism & hospitality sectors. More information about the exemption can be found here.

The benefits of Immigration Online

The recently improved Immigration Online system must be used for making job check applications.

The benefits of using the enhanced system include:

  • Smart forms & new tools to enable applicants to provide correct & complete information
  • Email notifications that provide updates & request further information from applicants
  • Faster processing of applications
  • The current status of applications can be viewed on the online dashboard

Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219

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