Applying for a Job Check: checklist for employers

This checklist is to help accredited employers who need to complete a Job Check before hiring migrant workers on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

Businesses are encouraged to train, upskill and hire New Zealand workers before they hire migrants. If you are an employer and you cannot find suitable New Zealanders for a role, you can apply to hire migrants on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

Before you start a Job Check

You need to be accredited to hire on the AEWV and have an acceptable job offer, job description and proposed employment agreement. You must have evidence you advertised if the job pays less than twice the median wage and is not on the Green List.

You can include multiple vacancies in one job check if the job details are the same and they are covered by the same advertising and employment agreement. If the location, job title or terms of work vary, you will need a separate Job Check for each role.

Guide to the Job Check requirements

Use this checklist to ensure you have all the information and evidence you need to submit with your application.

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Employment details

Remuneration details

The job must pay the market rate and at least the New Zealand median wage of NZD $27.76 per hour unless it is on an exemption list.

Job advertisement

You will need to include these details in your job advertisement, unless the job is on the Green List or pays at least twice the median wage. 

Proposed employment agreement

Recruitment, training or equipment costs

During the application you must confirm you will not pass on any recruitment, training or equipment costs related to the job, inside or outside New Zealand.

Supporting documents

You must have a copies of these documents ready to upload when requested in the Supporting documents section.

Pay the application fee

You can pay the job check application fee by:

  • credit card
  • debit card
  • China UnionPay
  • POLi