Further changes for Accredited Employer work visas

Published date28 February 2023
Subject MatterImmigration, Work Visas
Law FirmCavell Leitch
AuthorMr Shi Sheng Cai
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have announced further changes that will be bundled with increases to the median wage rate for Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and job check applications.

Median Rate Change

On 27 February 2023, a new median wage rate of $29.66 per hour will be incorporated into the policy.

INZ have confirmed that, bundled with these changes:

  • Any conditions on already approved Job Check applications will be amended to require employers to pay AEWV holders at least $29.66 per hour or an equivalent increased exempt rate to support an AEWV application that is submitted on or after 27 February 2023.
  • Job Check applications submitted on and after 27 February 2023 for roles that are not exempt from meeting the median rate requirements, will need to confirm that the role pays at least $29.66 per hour.
  • Job advertisements that support Job Check applications submitted on or after 27 February 2023 will need to be re-advertised to reflect the new median rate.
  • AEWV applications submitted before 27 February 2023 will be processed using a median wage rate of $27.76...

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