NEW ZEALAND – Changes to Labour Market Testing Requirements for Essential Skills Work Visa

Effective 11 April 2016, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) changed the documents required, as proof of labour market testing, for an Essential Skills work visa application for a low-skilled job.

The employer must now attach a Skills Match Report (SMR) from Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) to their Employer Supplementary Form, to demonstrate a genuine attempt to advertise the job to New Zealanders.

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NEW ZEALAND – Changes to Labour Market Testing Requirements for Essential Skills Work Visa

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch.