Employ migrants

If you are thinking of employing overseas workers, find out how to recruit and hire them, and then settle them into their new workplace and life in New Zealand.

Explore employment options

Explore employment options

Find out about how to employ migrants, the visa options available to bring them to New Zealand, and how to help them settle in when they get here.

Hiring a migrant

Hiring a migrant

Find out what you need to do to employ a migrant, what visa they need and how you can support them to apply.

Accreditation for the AEWV

Accreditation for the AEWV

Employers can get accreditation to use the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) to hire migrants on visas for up to 3 years. You must pay at least the NZ median wage, unless the role is on an exemption list, and show that you cannot find suitable New Zealanders first.

Legal responsibilities and obligations

Legal responsibilities and obligations

When you hire migrants, you must work within New Zealand’s immigration and labour laws.

Settle migrant staff

Settle migrant staff

Your guide for settling migrant staff into your workforce, and into life in New Zealand.