Comprehensive visa changes allow onshore migrants to help fill labour shortages

Published: 21 December 2020

Many migrant workers currently in New Zealand will be able to stay and work here for longer following adjustments to visa settings.

With the labour market outlook being more optimistic, the Government is implementing a range of changes to ensure the migrant workforce already in New Zealand can supplement employers’ efforts to recruit New Zealanders who have lost jobs due to COVID.
The Government will continue to watch closely how the labour market develops and whether further extensions are needed.

Read the media release on the Beehive website(external link)

Last updated: 21 December 2020