- The objective of work visa instructions is to contribute to developing New Zealand's human capability base.
- Work visa instructions seek to achieve this by:
- facilitating the access of New Zealand employers and New Zealand industry to global skills and knowledge; while
- complementing the Government's education, training, employment and economic development policies; and
- ensuring that the employment in New Zealand of non-New Zealand citizens and residence class visa holders does not undermine the wages and conditions of New Zealand workers.