Immigration NZ Latest News – Derrickjones

Expanding Welcoming Communities

Friday, 4 October 2019
Newcomers made to feel welcome Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed the Welcoming Communities programme is to be extended. Led by Immigration New Zealand in a joint approach with councils, local communities and the Office of Ethnic Communities, the programme has operated as a pilot scheme over the last 2 years. 10 councils across 5 … Continue reading "Immigration NZ Latest News"
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Latest developments in the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme

Friday, 4 October 2019
The RSE cap is being increased The cap on the number of temporary visas that can be granted for employing foreign seasonal workers is set to rise by 3150 over 2 years to 16,000. In 2019/20 the cap will increase by 1550 to 14,400. The Government has given conditional approval to raise the cap for … Continue reading "Immigration NZ Latest News"
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The Parent Resident Visa will reopen with new requirements

Monday, 7 October 2019
How the visa is changing The visa with its current criteria is closed from 7 October 2019. It will reopen in February 2020 with new criteria. We are not accepting expressions of interest (EOIs) until the visa reopens. We will start selecting EOIs in May 2020. The changes we are making to the visa include: … Continue reading "Immigration NZ Latest News"
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Allocation of RSE workers in 2019/20

Friday, 11 October 2019
Allocation to new and existing RSEs The number of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers employed in New Zealand is rising from 12,850 to 14,400 in 2019/20. Of the 1550 new employees: 150 will be allocated to new RSEs, and 1400 will be utilised across existing RSEs. Each employer will receive 40% of the employees they request as … Continue reading "Immigration NZ Latest News"
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Temporary migrant worker exploitation review

Thursday, 17 October 2019
Reducing migrant worker exploitation The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is leading a review of temporary migrant exploitation in New Zealand. The aim is to reduce exploitation of temporary migrant workers including international students. The review has 3 areas of focus: preventing migrant exploitation protecting migrants from exploitation, and enforcing employment standards and … Continue reading "Immigration NZ Latest News"
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