Seasonal work visa available to more people

Published: 24 September 2020

The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in the horticulture and viticulture industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment.

People in New Zealand with expiring working holiday visas will be able to stay here to fill short-term horticulture and viticulture roles.

In addition, all RSE scheme workers stranded in New Zealand who have been granted a more flexible limited visa to be able to work part-time and do non-RSE work will be able to 're-enter' the RSE scheme and work for an RSE employer with 30 hours per week average pay guaranteed.

More information on the Beehive website(external link)

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