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Major updates to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

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📢 Major updates to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) as of April 7, 2024! Below is a summary of the changes.

  • Employers must now meet enhanced requirements for accreditation, Job Check stages, and during the accreditation period. Ensure your migrant employees are suitably skilled and qualified!
  • A new minimum of 30 hours of employment per week is mandatory for AEWVs, and employers need to report any early employment terminations to INZ.
  • For those seeking an AEWV, the path has evolved with heightened work experience and qualification demands, particularly for ANZSCO skill levels 4 and 5 roles, alongside specific English proficiency requirements.
  • Visa lengths and maximum stays have been adjusted: ANZSCO level 4 and 5 job holders may face shorter durations in NZ, impacting their potential pathway to residence.
  • Employers filling ANZSCO level 4 and 5 roles have new advertising and engagement requirements with Work and Income, ensuring a fair chance for New Zealanders.

This is just a summary of the changes with full details available here

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