NZ Median Wage Changes and Impacts

From February 28th 2024, Immigration New Zealand will be introducing the new NZ median wage rate of NZD$31.61 per hour into certain aspects of the immigration system. Here’s what you need to know: Wage thresholds for key visa categories such as the Skilled Migrant Category, the Green List Straight to Residence and Work to Residence […]

New Zealand median wage increase

On 27th February 2023 the New Zealand median wage is increasing to NZD $29.66. This will impact the criteria to be eligible for an Accredited Employer Work Visa, and other visas (including the Skilled Migrant Work Visa, the Green List and Highly Paid Resident Visas) which also have median wage-related criteria. AEWV Job Checks If […]

Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa

Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa Immigration New Zealand have announced a number of changes to the new Accredited Employer Work Visa, which will replace the Essential Skills Work Visa and Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa, when it launches on 4 July 2022. They have confirmed that it will be open to applications from […]

New border exemption for skilled workers

Skilled worker border exemption As part of the easing of border restrictions, skilled workers who are offshore and have a job offer in New Zealand to earn at least 1.5 times the median wage (NZD $84,240 a year or NZD $40.50 an hour) for a role longer than 6 months, may now seek a border […]

New median wage threshold for Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Visas

From 19th July 2021 Immigration will be using an updated median wage of NZD $27.00 per hour to assess Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Visa applications (previously NZD $25.50 per hour). What does this mean for me? Essential Skills Work Visas To be granted a 3-year visa you will need to have a job or […]

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