International Support Services
Immigration NZ: Upcoming Changes to Temporary Work Visas
Immigration NZ have publicly announced they will be making changes to the way overseas workers both in NZ and currently offshore (including teachers) are employed on temporary visas and a new Accredited Employer Work Visa will be implemented on the 1st of November 2021. The NZ Immigration (INZ) website indicates this would likely be rolled out after mid 2021. You can read information regarding this here.
The upcoming changes affect the way migrants are employed on temporary work visas and will affect both new and existing teachers you employ (according to information on the INZ Website, see here).
Once these changes come into effect, schools and early childhood centres will need to be Accredited with INZ to employ overseas migrant from the first of November 2021.
It is important you understand your migrant population and it is imperative that you need to be aware of which teachers you currently employ on a temporary work visa (working holiday visa, essential skills visa, silver fern visa etc) and when they expire.
Teachers that are currently employed on work visas may have the opportunity to apply for a visa to extend their stay in New Zealand prior to these changes coming into effect with support from their employer.
How can ep.education assist you?
As an employer of teachers needing visas, ep.education can assist you to understand the new Accredited Employer Work Visa changes. Please complete your details below or reach out to your EP consultant who can assist you.
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