A new approach to employer-assisted work visas and regional workforce planning

The Minister of Immigration has this morning launched public consultation on a set of proposals to reform employer support – temporary work visa settings, and early thinking on aligning the immigration, welfare/employment, and skills/education systems on a regional basis.

This is a consultation that I think you will have a strong interest in, and your input into this consultation would be invaluable in shaping final proposals.


Consultation runs until 18th March 2019, and details of the consultation can be found on the MBIE website here: www.MBIE.govt.nz/TempWorkVisaConsultation A discussion document can be found there and a link to make a submission online.


If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss this with the officials directly working on the consultation, or have more detailed questions they can be contacted directly on immigration-consultation@mbie.govt.nz