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Employer Accreditation

How will you be able to sponsor your employees under the Accredited Employer Work Visa?

Under this new policy, the process of sponsoring employees in need of work visas is expected to change considerably.

There will be 3 main steps to follow:

  • Employer Accreditation
  • Job Check
  • Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

Employer Accreditation

There will be 2 different levels of accreditation:

  • Standard Accreditation: suitable  for employers who want to have up to 5 migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas at any one time
  • High-volume Accreditation: suitable for employers who want to have  6 or more migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas at any one time

Getting Accredited:

For most employers, receiving accreditation will be a fairly straightforward process that mainly requires a few documents.
in order to become accredited, businesses will have meet the following requirements:

  • being a viable and genuinely operating business
  • being compliant with employment, immigration and business regulatory standards
  • completing activities to support the settlement of migrant employees

Every company will need to receive accreditation in order to sponsor anyone from overseas.

This is a process that businesses will have to undertake regularly to keep the business running if sponsoring migrant workers.

Job Check

Once the employer is accredited, they will have to apply for a job check each time they would like to hire a migrant worker.
If the employer is looking for more than one person to fill the same role, they will only have to apply for a job check once. But what does a job check mean exactly?
To put it simply, the job check will confirm things such as:

  • a minimum of 30 hours of work per week
  • market rate payments and meeting of the wage thresholds
  • terms and conditions complying with NZ laws and standards
  • advertisement of the role to New Zealanders 

Accredited Employer Work Visa

Once the job check is approved, the potential employee can apply for the Employer Accredited Work Visa.

Before issuing a visa, INZ will check that:

  • the job being applied for is a job check approved job
  • the applicant has the required job skills and experience for the job
  • the applicant has a valid employment agreement
  • the applicant is of good character and health

Are you an Employer looking for Accreditation?

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