Median wage increases explained
In order to support an Accredited Employer Work Visa (and other New Zealand visa schemes), your international worker must meet the wage threshold requirement. The wage thresholds are indexed to the median wage.
The main government objective behind this is to attract highly skilled people to grow New Zealand’s economy. This is good news for anyone looking to hire from overseas.
What is the median wage?
The median wage is currently $29.66 per hour for an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). Some sectors are eligible for an exemption.
Increase in the median wage
Each year, Immigration New Zealand set the immigration payrates and thresholds based on annual New Zealand Labour Market Statistics (Stats NZ). This means that when the median wage changes, the criteria to grant visas also changes.
Looking to hire or support people on an AEWV?
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