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:
- 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.
- How to best support your staff through residency.
- English language requirements and how Working In can assist your people with English training.
- Preparing ahead for your upcoming accreditation renewal and ensuring compliance through our purpose-built system, VisaTrack.
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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.