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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 »

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 »

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 »

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants - News1130

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrantsNews1130WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high. The changes come a day after Australia ...and more »

New Zealand tightens visa rules for skilled workers - STV News;

New Zealand tightens visa rules for skilled workers - STV News

STV NewsNew Zealand tightens visa rules for skilled workersSTV 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 »

Australia, New Zealand step up nationalist rhetoric with visa curbs on skilled workers - Channel NewsAsia;

Australia, New Zealand step up nationalist rhetoric with visa curbs on skilled workers - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsiaAustralia, New Zealand step up nationalist rhetoric with visa curbs on skilled workersChannel NewsAsiaAustralia and New Zealand have tightened visa conditions for skilled migrants in a bid to woo nationalist-leaning voters, echoing the United States' "America First" policy, but critics have decried the move as mostly political posturing. Posted 19 Apr ...and more »

New Zealand to tighten work visa rules to crackdown on immigration - International Business Times UK;

New Zealand to tighten work visa rules to crackdown on immigration - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKNew Zealand to tighten work visa rules to crackdown on 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. April 19, 2017 10:06 BST. Bill English New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the press in this file ...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 amount 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 »

New Zealand tightens visa rules so it can be 'Kiwis first' - Scroll.in

New Zealand tightens visa rules so it can be 'Kiwis first'Scroll.inWith this, the government hopes to tackle problems like unemployment, housing shortage, congestion on roads and overcrowding. Scroll Staff. Published 8 hours ago. Updated 2 hours ago. New Zealand tightens visa rules so it can be 'Kiwis first'. After ...and more »

Immigration changes: How it will affect workers, Michael Woodhouse touts benefits - New Zealand Herald

Immigration changes: How it will affect workers, Michael Woodhouse touts benefitsNew Zealand HeraldKary Chung, a 22-year-old restaurant front-of-house manager, says Immigration changes will make it "impossible" for her to meet visa requirements under the skilled migrant category. Originally from Hong Kong, Chung has been in New Zealand for five ...and more »

Immigration policy changes good – not fair - Indian NewsLink

Immigration policy changes good – not fairIndian NewsLinkA one-off pathway to residence for around 4000 migrant workers in the South Island should be offered to those in the North Island in the same boat. The deal offered to the South Island families is potentially good for them, but just not fair. There are ...and more »

Global Geo-political Series Americans first Aussies first and Kiwis first - EconoTimes

Global Geo-political Series Americans first Aussies first and Kiwis firstEconoTimesA lot has taken place on the immigration front in the past two days. New Zealand has introduced tougher immigration rules for skilled workers and reaffirmed its new stance as Kiwis first. The country's immigration minister Michael Woodhouse said today ...and more »

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown - Telegraph.co.uk;

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdown - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNew Zealand tightens immigration rules in 'Kiwi-first' crackdownTelegraph.co.ukNew Zealand said on Wednesday it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after the United States and neighbouring Australia announced similar restrictions on immigration. New Zealand's immigration minister said he was taking a "Kiwis ...and more »

Farmers support majority of immigration changes - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Farmers support majority of immigration changesScoop.co.nz (press release)"We're pleased that within the suite of changes announced by immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today, farmers - especially in the dairy industry - will continue to have access to migrant workers in situations where there are insufficient New ...and more »