The purpose of the job check is to ensure there are no New Zealanders available to do a job. The job check will also help ensure migrants recruited into New Zealand on an AEWV are mostly filling higher-skilled roles. In furtherance to the previously applicable Labour Market Tests, some new requirements include that all jobs must:
◉ Be paid at the market rate and not less than the median wage unless a lower wage threshold applies
◉ Be advertised with pay ranges declared, to attract New Zealanders, unless it is paid at 2x the median wage or on the Green List
◉ Be submitted by the accredited employer who is hiring the migrant worker
◉ He paid at least monthly.
Highly paid jobs
If the job is paid at least 2x of the median wage (i.e., twice the median wage rate or the equivalent annual salary), or is on the Green List, proof of advertising for the role is not required at the job check.
Visas for these jobs can be for up to 3 years and can offer a pathway to residence.
All other jobs
All other jobs must pay at least the median wage and unless the job is on the Green List, you must have advertised for New Zealanders (unless a lower wage threshold applies).