How to help workers on AEWVs settle in NZ

When you employ workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas (AEWV), you must provide information to help them settle into their jobs and life in New Zealand.

Working in New Zealand

Information you must give them about working here includes:

  • how to get an IRD number
  • industry training and qualification options that apply to them
  • relevant job or industry hazards.

Employment rights

You must also provide information that will help new employees understand their employment rights.

Online learning modules

You must give them time during their first month of work on their AEWV to complete the online modules for employees offered by Employment New Zealand. The modules help migrants learn about their employee rights and avoid potential disagreements.

Employment Learning Modules | Employment New Zealand

Living in New Zealand

Information you must give them about living in New Zealand includes:

  • accommodation options and the cost of living
  • driving and driver licence information
  • public transport options
  • health services
  • Citizens Advice Bureau services
  • relevant community groups.

We check that you have met your commitments when you renew your accreditation. We may also carry out checks during your accreditation.

Supporting and welcoming your new AEWV employees

Getting help to meet your settlement commitments

Our employer line is open between 08:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Freephone from NZ landlines: 0508 967 569