Have Your Say: Consultation on proposed changes to immigration policy settings: Amendments to the Skilled Migrant Category

Submissions closed at
5pm on Sunday, 30 October 2016


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (the SMC). The SMC is being reviewed to improve how we identify the most highly skilled migrants. The consultation is targeted at detailed proposals that relate to:

  • introducing the use of salary levels to help define skilled employment,
  • strengthening the use of work experience to define skilled employment, and
  • realigning the points system to better recognise highly skilled migrants.


More information on the proposed changes can be found in the downloadable form below.

Consultation form: Skilled Migrant Category [DOCX 195KB]