As a New Zealand employer, you can become an accredited employer through Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
Being an accredited employer means that it can be easier to hire skilled migrant workers from overseas. We’ll look at what it means to be an accredited employer and what it could mean for your business.
What is an accredited employer?
An accredited employer is one that has been approved by INZ as meeting certain criteria, such as being able to offer a salary that is competitive with the market and providing a safe work environment for employees. To become an accredited employer, companies must provide documentation and information to INZ, such as proof of financial viability and a good track record of compliance with immigration and employment laws.
After being approved as an accredited employer, a company can sponsor skilled migrant workers on work visas to work in New Zealand. Because the visa application process is streamlined and faster for accredited employers, the company can more easily recruit workers from abroad.
What are the benefits to becoming an accredited employer?
Becoming an accredited employer in New Zealand isn’t going to be necessary for all businesses. There are advantages depending on your needs, including access to a larger pool of highly skilled workers.
This can be especially beneficial for businesses in industries where there are skill shortages.
For accredited employers, the visa application process is streamlined and faster, making it easier to recruit highly skilled individuals from abroad. If your company is having difficulty finding highly skilled workers in New Zealand, becoming an accredited employer may be a solution. Hello Monday can offer expert support throughout the accreditation process, from document preparation to liaising with INZ on your behalf.
The process of becoming an accredited employer may appear daunting at first, but with the right guidance and support, it can be completed fairly quickly. Hello Monday has extensive experience assisting businesses with the accreditation process and can advise you on the information you must provide to INZ. Our experts can assist you in assembling the necessary documents and ensuring compliance with immigration and employment laws.
To learn more – here’s a link to Immigration New Zealand’s website: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/employ-migrants/new-employer-accreditation-and-work-visa/accreditation-types-and-employers-requirements
Give us a call – the team at Hello Monday are here to support you in the process of becoming accredited.