EmployersIf 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