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Immigration changes could incentivise businesses to hire Kiwis - expert - Newstalk ZB;

Immigration changes could incentivise businesses to hire Kiwis - expert - Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZBImmigration changes could incentivise businesses to hire Kiwis - expertNewstalk ZBChanges to immigration rules could be an incentive for businesses to hire New Zealanders, rather than people from overseas. The Government is tweaking the rules to impose an income threshold for skilled work visas. People coming into the country will ...and more »

Peters hits out at Labour, National over immigration - Newshub;

Peters hits out at Labour, National over immigration - Newshub

NewshubPeters hits out at Labour, National over immigrationNewshubWinston Peters has accused the Government of pulling an immigration "con" with its latest shake-up of policies. The plans include a remuneration threshold for skilled migrants, new visa time limits, stand-down periods and tighter regulations for partners.and more »

'Kiwis first' hit Indian techies - Khaleej Times;

'Kiwis first' hit Indian techies - Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times'Kiwis first' hit Indian techiesKhaleej TimesNew Zealand has announced it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers, mostly Indians, as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached a record high. New Zealand's immigration minister Michael Woodhouse said in a ...and more »

New Zealand Strengthens Income Requirements for Skilled Foreign Workers - NumbersUSA

New Zealand Strengthens Income Requirements for Skilled Foreign WorkersNumbersUSANew Zealand announced today that they have made changes to their skilled foreign worker visa program that requires immigrants to meet certain income levels to be eligible for the visa. In order to qualify as a skilled immigrant they must get a job in ...and more »

Editorial: Skilled migration made harder but temporary permits untouched - New Zealand Herald

Editorial: Skilled migration made harder but temporary permits untouchedNew Zealand HeraldSkilled migration has been declining as total migration has risen in recent years. Photo / 123RF. Immigration is unquestionably adding value as well as population to New Zealand. Migrants, being disproportionately of working age, contribute more in ...and more »

Visa tweaks 'won't hurt growth' - New Zealand Herald

Visa tweaks 'won't hurt growth'New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand's strong economic growth won't be hit by changes to immigration, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. The Government's immigration policies - in tandem with higher rates of Kiwis returning home and choosing to stay home - have lifted the ...and more »

The dilemma of immigration: We need it, but we want it curbed as well - Stuff.co.nz;

The dilemma of immigration: We need it, but we want it curbed as well - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzThe dilemma of immigration: We need it, but we want it curbed as wellStuff.co.nzOPINION: Immigration. We can't do without it, but at times we struggle to live with it. That's the dilemma facing a Government squeezed between the rock of public opinion and the hard word put on politicians by businesses wanting to import workers ...and more »

Now, New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown - Moneycontrol.com;

Now, New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown - Moneycontrol.com

Moneycontrol.comNow, New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdownMoneycontrol.comNew Zealand's immigration minister said he was taking a "Kiwis-first approach to immigration", echoing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump in announcing policies to ensure jobs for Australians and Americans. Now ...and more »

New Zealand Echoes Trump With 'Kiwi First Approach' To Immigration - Daily Caller

New Zealand Echoes Trump With 'Kiwi First Approach' To ImmigrationDaily CallerNew Zealand announced Tuesday it will limit access to skilled worker visas, following similar moves by its neighbor Australia and the United States. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said New Zealand is tightening restrictions on the country's ...and more »

Following US lead, Australia and New Zealand restrict visas for skilled foreigners - Christian Science Monitor;

Following US lead, Australia and New Zealand restrict visas for skilled foreigners - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorFollowing US lead, Australia and New Zealand restrict visas for skilled foreignersChristian Science MonitorTheir move echoes the United States' 'America First' policy, but critics have decried the move as mostly political posturing. Monitor's Best: Top 5. WIPP seals off nuclear waste for 10,000 years. Should it be a model for storage? Trump voters discontented?and more »

After US & Australia, New Zealand moves to reform migrant workers' visa regime - International Business Times, India Edition;

After US & Australia, New Zealand moves to reform migrant workers' visa regime - International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India EditionAfter US & Australia, New Zealand moves to reform migrant workers' visa regimeInternational Business Times, India EditionNew Zealand's Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse on Wednesday, April 19, said he was taking a "Kiwis-first approach to immigration", echoing Trump's "America first" motto. Namrata Tripathi. April 19, 2017 19:23 IST. Michael Woodhouse.and more »

'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules - thejournal.ie;

'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules - thejournal.ie

thejournal.ie'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rulesthejournal.ieIrish people wishing to enter New Zealand under a skilled visa will have to earn $48,859 a year. By Paul Hosford Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 1:00 PM. 52 minutes ago 3,542 Views 31 Comments. http://jrnl.ie/3346915. Share Tweet Email. Image: PA Archive/PA ...and more »

Britons to be impacted as New Zealand tightens immigration rules for skilled workers - ITV News;

Britons to be impacted as New Zealand tightens immigration rules for skilled workers - ITV News

ITV NewsBritons to be impacted as New Zealand tightens immigration rules for skilled workersITV NewsNew Zealand is following Australia and the US in making it tougher for skilled overseas workers to get jobs. The Pacific island nation is introducing regulations that tighten up requirements foreign workers need to secure work. It comes as immigration ...and more »

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants - Economic Times;

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants - Economic Times

Economic TimesNew Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrantsEconomic TimesWELLINGTON: New Zealand is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high. The announcement by Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse comes after Australia ...and more »

New Zealand to tighten work visa rules in 'Kiwis-first approach' to immigration - International Business Times UK;

New Zealand to tighten work visa rules in 'Kiwis-first approach' to immigration - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKNew Zealand to tighten work visa rules in 'Kiwis-first approach' to immigrationInternational Business Times UKUnder a new proposal migrants would have to earn a minimum of NZ$49,000 to be considered skilled workers. By Pavitra Dwibhashyam. Updated April 19, 2017 10:49 BST. Bill English New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the press in this file ...and more »

Foreign worker visas targeted: US, Australia & New Zealand - Bangkok Post;

Foreign worker visas targeted: US, Australia & New Zealand - Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostForeign worker visas targeted: US, Australia & New ZealandBangkok PostThis week, the leaders of three western countries, the US, Australia and New Zealand, all declared that they would move to take back jobs perceived to have taken by foreigners and give them back to the citizens of the country. - +. Three western ...and more »

Planning to go travelling? New Zealand set to introduce new travel restrictions and limit visas - Derry Now;

Planning to go travelling? New Zealand set to introduce new travel restrictions and limit visas - Derry Now

Derry NowPlanning to go travelling? New Zealand set to introduce new travel restrictions and limit visasDerry NowA number of people from Ireland north and south have gone travelling to New Zealand on visas in recent years. The country's Immigration Minister said the country were taking a 'Kiwi-first approach to immigration'. Under the changes, employers would ...and more »

New immigration rules would put squeeze on horticulture - Radio New Zealand;

New immigration rules would put squeeze on horticulture - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandNew immigration rules would put squeeze on horticultureRadio New ZealandThe government's new immigration plan will create a high turnover of staff in the horticulture industry and dramatically cut the number of people applying for jobs, according to a Bay of Plenty kiwifruit company.and more »

New Zealand to raise 'quality' of immigrants - India.com

New Zealand to raise 'quality' of immigrantsIndia.comWellington, April 19 (IANS) Immigrants to New Zealand will need to meet a higher bar for residency after the government on Wednesday unveiled new rules to "improve the quality" of migrants. By IANS Feeds | Published: April 19, 2017 1:11 PM IST Email.and more »

After America And Australia New Zealand To Prohibit Skilled Workers - PagalParrot;

After America And Australia New Zealand To Prohibit Skilled Workers - PagalParrot

PagalParrotAfter America And Australia New Zealand To Prohibit Skilled WorkersPagalParrotNew Zealand is now on the move after taking inspiration from their neighbors. Just one day after U.S and Australia went through a major change in their immigration policies, New Zealand did something similar. New Zealand said they are going to tighten ...and more »