Nov 29, 2023

Breaking news & webinar recording – Act now to safeguard your business in 2024 (Webinar)

If you missed our last webinar for 2023 ‘Act now to safeguard your business in 2024’, don’t worry, Working In has you covered.

As the year comes to a close, we discussed some big picture demographics, statistics and advice around how employers should prepare for 2024.

Immigration New Zealand has ramped up their compliance checks and is putting every application under a microscope. Some of the key action points we discussed were: 

  1. With the increase in Median Wage in February 2024 and longer processing times, you need to act on Job Checks and recruitment plans now to ensure a successful outcome for your business.
  2. How to best support your staff through residency.  
  3. English language requirements and how Working In can assist your people with English training.
  4. Preparing ahead for your upcoming accreditation renewal and ensuring compliance through our purpose-built system, VisaTrack.

Talk to one of our team Working In or reach out to Zinny Cheng or Hilary Bonham to understand what this means and to construct a plan for your workforce.

Register with us to get access to our webinars.

Breaking News

As previously advised, from 27 November 2023, the maximum validity of an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will be increased from 3 years to 5 years for those on the median wage. 

A new ‘maximum continuous stay allowed’ provision is also being introduced, with duration dependent on role, wage and if a residency pathway is demonstrable.

Immigration New Zealand has yesterday confirmed that for existing AEWV holders to obtain the balance of their 5 years, an application must be submitted – though will only be assessed if the validity on the current visa is less than 9 months. A new Job Check may or may not be required. 

Talk to our team to understand what this means and to construct a plan for your workforce. 


Zinny Cheng
Corporate Services Manager – Visas
IAA License #201600617

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