The New Zealand Government has announced changes designed to make it easier to attract and hire high-skilled migrants while supporting some sectors to continue their shift away from relying on lower-skilled migrant workers.
This Immigration Rebalance plan seeks to lift working conditions for everyone, improve New Zealanders' career pathways, and encourage businesses to focus on increasing productivity and resilience as part of our plans for economic recovery from COVID-19.
Immigration rebalance will benefit all workers in New Zealand by making it easier to find jobs that match their skills and experience. This will help reduce exploitation and undercutting of wages and improve working conditions across the board. For businesses, the immigration rebalance will encourage a focus on productivity and business resilience and provide access to the skills they need to grow and prosper.
The immigration rebalance will impact migrant workers in New Zealand in several ways:
Overall, the immigration rebalance is good news for all workers in New Zealand, including migrant workers. It will help create a fair and sustainable immigration system that benefits everyone.
The immigration rebalance will not impact your work visa unless you are a lower-skilled migrant worker. If you are a lower-skilled migrant worker, the immigration rebalance will encourage businesses to focus on increasing productivity and resilience rather than relying on lower-skilled migrant workers.
This means that there may be fewer opportunities for employment for lower-skilled migrant workers in the future. However, the immigration rebalance will also help reduce social services and infrastructure pressure by ensuring that only migrants who contribute positively to New Zealand society can stay in the country.
It means that if you are a lower-skilled migrant worker contributing positively to New Zealand society, you should not be affected by the immigration rebalance.
If you would like to know more about the immigration rebalance and how it may impact you, please get in touch with Provisas.
Our team of experienced immigration consultants can provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of the immigration process, including work visas.
We can also help you navigate the changes that the immigration rebalance will bring and ensure that you can take advantage of all the opportunities it presents. Talk with us today to learn more.