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Employers

If you would like to hire a migrant in New Zealand

How to hire a migrant?

Your employees would normally apply for visas themselves. However, there are still a few documents you would need to arrange to ensure that visas are approved. Most employers need to advertise a position on internet and elsewhere, to ensure they can demonstrate genuine attempts to hire migrants. If you’ve made all possible attempts to recruit New Zealanders to fill a position and you haven’t been able to find anyone, you may then be able to support an overseas worker’s visa application.

There are exceptions from the rule above:

  • the work is in an occupation on one of essential skills in demand lists and your candidate has the qualifications and/or work experienced listed for that occupation
  • your candidate is already working in the role and has recently applied or been invited to apply for residence under our Skilled Migrant Category

Does this sound too complicated? Do not worry, we are here to help.

Is New Zealand’s tighter-than-tight employment market making you desperate?

Recruiting foreign personnel is a key way to fill your vital positions for professional, high-tech, skilled or unskilled staff. Although eligibility rules and procedures are complicated, we can help. With proper guidance and assistance you can successfully hire a migrant and get a visa/residence application approved.

Migrants have skills which are in short supply

Sound work ethic and commitment

Great motivation and willingness to work

Improved cultural diversity

Let’s Do Business Together

How can we help?

Attracting, recruiting and employing candidates from overseas doesn’t have to be difficult. Here at Immigration Centre we deal with these issues on a daily basis, both on behalf of clients and employers. If you have a staff member that requires immigration assistance or would simply like to know more about the possibilities of hiring overseas applicants we would be happy to discuss it with you.

I need to thank the Immigration Centre from the bottom of my heart regarding my work visa – no one in Wellington would even take my case because I got a job offer halfway through my study, all except Jig. He said it was possible and he proved it. 

Priyank Patel

Awesome team of people. Jig helped me throughout, explaining every step of the way. Would highly recommend immigration center to any one

Greg Leighton

Very well coordinated and communicated team work. Highly impressed by the way they are dealing with clients and their efforts to satisfy clients interest. Highly recommend this team.

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