Consultation on a new approach to employer-assisted work visas and regional workforce planning

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Submissions closed: 18 March 2019, 5pm

Consultation has now closed on a new approach to employer-assisted work visas and regional workforce planning.

Please direct any queries to MBIE’s Immigration Policy team.

This consultation will inform recommendations to Cabinet on final proposals and implementation for an employer-assisted temporary work visa system.

The proposals will impact the following 6 temporary work visa categories:

  • Essential Skills including the Essential Skills in Demand Lists (ESID)
  • Approval In-principle
  • Talent (Accredited Employer)
  • Work to Residence – Long-term Skill Shortage List Occupation
  • Silver Fern (Practical Experience)
  • Silver Fern (Job Search).