Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced changes to the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme to support the recovery effort after Cyclone Gabrielle and improve efficiency and care for workers across the seasonal employer sector.
These changes will help ensure that employers have access to skilled labour when they need it, while ensuring that RSE workers have a safe and secure workplace environment. INZ is also introducing stronger monitoring of RSE employers to provide better oversight and protect workers’ rights.
These changes are set to benefit both workers and employers equally across the seasonal employer sector, as well as provide greater financial security for those working in this important industry.
The government is working with Pacific partners to help ensure RSE workers can continue their work in the country if they choose.
RSE workers affected by Cyclone Gabrielle will have the opportunity to work in unaffected regions of New Zealand, with a minimum of 30 hours per week and $22.10 per hour.
INZ has announced that beginning 1 March 2023, they will consider the effects of Cyclone Gianelle when assessing applicants for the RSE scheme. This will include employers completing employer e-modules as part of the application process.
More information about RSE workers affected by Cyclone Gabrielle can be found here
Applications for SSE work visas made on or before 31 December 2022 will be assessed according to COVID-19 guidelines. Any applications received after this date must meet the standard requirements.
More information about the Supplementary Seasonal Employment Work Visa can be found here
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