Accredited Employer Work Visa
**Guide for Accredited Employer Work Visa in New Zealand**
For New Zealand’s accredited employers, the process of hiring international workers for specific job roles can be a complex task. This guide aims to simplify the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) hiring process, aligning you and your prospective employees with the guidelines of Immigration New Zealand.
Offering a job under the AEWV to a potential overseas worker necessitates an examination of the local labour market to determine if suitable New Zealand citizens or residents are available for the role. Job advertising must adhere to the specific criteria outlined by Immigration New Zealand.
**Job Check: The Initial Step**
Before initiating a Job Check, ensure your accreditation to hire under the AEWV is current. You should have a valid job offer, a comprehensive job description, and a proposed employment agreement. If the job is not listed on the Green List and pays less than double the median wage, evidence of advertising is required.
**Crafting a Job Advertisement**
Creating a job advertisement is the first step towards complying with Immigration New Zealand’s guidelines. The ad should include the following:
– An extensive job description detailing key tasks and responsibilities.
– The minimum and maximum pay rate or salary.
– An estimated earning figure if a significant part of the pay includes commission, bonuses, or piece rates.
– Guaranteed minimum hours of work.
– The job’s location.
– The necessary qualifications, work experience, and skills required.
Remember to include information on the advertisement’s duration and location, whether it closed within 90 days of your Job Check submission, and the number of applications received.
**The Proposed Employment Agreement**
Your proposed employment agreement should clearly detail:
– The agreement’s involved parties.
– The job title.
– A comprehensive description of the work duties.
– The work hours (a minimum of 30 per week).
– The contract’s duration and type.
– Information on pay, employment conditions, and the workplace.
– Entitlements to paid leave.
– The maximum hours before overtime rates apply.
– A process for resolving employment relations issues.
**Management of Recruitment, Training, or Equipment Costs**
As an accredited employer, it’s your responsibility to bear any costs related to recruitment, training, or equipment associated with the job, within or outside New Zealand. This includes advertising costs, recruitment agency fees, employer accreditation and job check application fees, mandatory training and induction costs, health and safety equipment, branded uniforms, and more.
Prepare to upload copies of the following documents when asked:
– The employment agreement (excluding details of a potential employee).
– The job description.
– A copy of the job advertisement (including dates, duration, and platforms used).
By adhering to these guidelines, the process of hiring international workers under the AEWV can be simplified and less stressful. Our goal is to support you throughout this process, and we encourage you to reach out to us for any additional assistance.