Settlement information for employers hiring workers on AEWVs

As an accredited employer you must provide information to help your workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas (AEWV) settle into their jobs and New Zealand.

The type of information you are required to provide must cover important aspects of living and working in New Zealand including how to:

  • find somewhere to live
  • access health care
  • locate public transport 
  • get an IRD number.

You must also include local services and community support groups that might be of benefit to new migrant employees. 

In addition, you will need to provide employment-related information that will help new migrant employees understand their employment rights as well as any industry-specific hazards. 

Employment New Zealand learning modules

You must give your employees time to complete online modules, within one month of beginning their employment as an AEWV holder. The employee modules help migrants learn about their employee rights and avoid potential disagreements. 

You must keep records of whether your migrant workers have completed the modules – we may ask to see them.

Employee modules | Employment New Zealand

Help for employers

The employer line is open between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Call toll-free from NZ landlines only:
0508 967 569