Immigration New Zealand have announced a change in the minimum salary threshold from 24 February 2020, which affects the eligibility requirements for Essential Skills Work Visas and Skilled Migrant Resident Visas.

Any job offer must also still be at the market rate.

Changes to Essential Skills salary rates from 24 February 2020

 

ANZSCO Skill level Hourly rate (NZ$) currently Hourly rate (NZ$) from 24 Feb 2020 What skill band you will be classified as
Any $37.50 per hour or above $38.25 per hour or above HIGH SKILLED
1,2,3 $21.25 – $37.49 per hour (inclusive) $21.68 – $38.24 per hour (inclusive) MID SKILLED
4,5 but included in Appendix 7 as an exception $25 – $37.49 per hour $25.50- $38.24 per hour MID SKILLED
4,5 Less than $37.49 per hour Less than $38.24 per hour LOW SKILLED
Any

 

Less than $21.25 per hour Less than $21.68 per hour LOW SKILLED

 

Changes to Skilled Migrant minimum salary rates from 24 February 2020

If you’re not sure what these changes mean for you, feel free to contact us

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