What is the process for the employer and migrant?
Step 1 – Employer check: Once you hold your accreditation under the new system you meet the employer check requirements.
Step 2 – Job Check: Employer must hold accreditation. Immigration will review offer to ensure meets employment standards and is paid the market rate for the role. There must be no suitable New Zealander available for the role, this will be determined by various factors such as the role, location (city or regions), payrate (above or below median wage), shortage lists and sector agreements.
Step 3 – Migrant Check: Step 1 and 2 must be met. The employer must request the migrant to apply. The role offered must be the same as the job check. Immigration will then determine if the person is suitably qualified for the role through qualification and/or work experience. The migrant must also meet all health, character, and bona fide requirements.
Median wage increase is coming
The current median wage is $25.50. Immigration is planning to raise this later in the year. We are waiting for official confirmation when this will come into effect.