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

Changes 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 ...

Peters hits out at Labour, National over immigration - Newshub

Winston 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.

'Kiwis first' hit Indian techies - Khaleej Times

New 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 ...

New Zealand Strengthens Income Requirements for Skilled Foreign Workers - NumbersUSA

New 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 ...

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

Skilled 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 ...

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

New 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 ...

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

OPINION: 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 ...

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

New 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 ...

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

New 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 ...

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

Their 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?

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

New 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.

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

Irish 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 ...

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

New 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 ...

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants - Economic Times

WELLINGTON: 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 ...

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

Under 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 ...

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

This 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

The 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.

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

Wellington, 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.

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

New 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 ...