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WK2.15 Evidence required from employers under...
WK2.15 Evidence required from employers under Essential Skills work policy
- Employers requesting approval in principle to employ a non-New Zealand citizen or resident worker or supporting an individual work permit and/or visa application must provide:
- job offer(s) containing all the information specified in the generic work visa and permit provisions at WK2.10.10; and
- confirmation of whether or not the worker requires occupational registration in New Zealand; and
- if more than one, the number of temporary workers sought; and
- the names of suitable applicants (if known); and
- evidence of genuine attempts to recruit suitable New Zealand citizens or residents (see WK2.10.5), including the reasons why:
- any particular job specifications were considered necessary for the performance of the work; and
- any New Zealand applicants who applied were either not suitable, or refused to perform the work; and
- if requested by a visa or immigration officer, evidence and/or confirmation of past compliance with employment and immigration law (see W2.10.5).
- Evidence and/or confirmation of past and future compliance with employment and immigration law may include but is not limited to:
- employment agreements with workers which demonstrate compliance
- a history with the Department of Labour of past compliance.
- Visa and immigration officers must be satisfied that there are no New Zealand citizens or residents available to do the work (WK2.10).