New Zealand-based hospitals and other healthcare setups should consider hiring a licensed immigration adviser to assist with their overseas hiring. There are several reasons why this may be beneficial:
There is currently a high demand for a range of health care occupations in New Zealand, including but not limited to: doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.
The New Zealand immigration authorities have created the Green List designed to attract overseas workers in these occupations. For example, the Accredited Employers Work Visa allows hospitals to sponsor overseas workers for temporary work visas. This visa is valid for up to three years and can be renewed once.
The employer must provide the employee with a job offer that meets certain conditions, including being paid at or above the median wage for their occupation and having a skills assessment from an NZQA-approved agency. The employee must also meet the standard health and character requirements.
The employee must also meet the standard health and character requirements. The Licensed Immigration Advisers Act 2009 requires that all immigration advisers who provide advice on New Zealand visas must be licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA). This includes providing advice on the Accredited Employers Work Visa program
The IAA licenses immigration advisers to protect the interests of people receiving immigration advice. Only advisers who the IAA licenses can provide immigration advice. The IAA maintains a public register of licensed advisers,which is available on its website.
Hospitals should consider hiring a licensed immigration adviser to assist with their overseas hiring to ensure compliance with New Zealand immigration law, receive expert assistance with the recruitment process and provide ongoing support to employees.
Hiring a licensed immigration adviser like Provisas can provide numerous benefits to New Zealand-based hospitals looking to hire overseas staff. By utilizing the expertise of a licensed immigration adviser, hospitals can ensure compliance with New Zealand immigration law, minimize risk, and attract and retain top talent from overseas.
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