New immigration settings appease businesses, advisers

Venkat Raman
Auckland, December 17, 2022

The latest changes to immigration, easing the process of granting visas and opening several categories which had been shut for many years, have appeased businesses, immigration advisers, and New Zealanders in general.

Immigration Minister Michael Wood has proved that he is in touch with reality and his keenness to listen to the opinions of people and the courage to accept past mistakes and take corrective action are seen as a new turning point in the management of human capital.

Mr Wood will be the Guest Speaker at Indian Newslink Lecture 2022 to be held on February 27, 2023, at Pullman Hotel (Lecture 2022 because it will be held within the current financial year). We hope that he would have fresh announcements to make, to further facilitate businesses to come out of the skills shortage still being experienced.

Welcome then to our December 15, 2022, Digital Edition of Indian Newslink, as the curtain comes down on a nervous, challenging and yet an eventful year.

Ease of visa processes, a straight pathway to residence for qualified professionals in certain categories and work-to-residence procedure for many others are among the measures announced by Mr Wood on Monday, December 12, 2022.

He had indicated to Indian Newslink on December 10, 2022, during a Facebook Discussion of Indians Living Abroad (Story on Page One of this issue) and this announcement has been received well by employers and migrant workers.

Mr Wood said that the Green List is being expanded to include more professionals in the healthcare, education and construction sectors.

“While commentators are suggesting that our labour market is starting to lose some of its heat, we are continuing to pull out all the stops to position ourselves ahead of the pack. We are supporting those businesses and sectors feeling these shortages more acutely, like our healthcare workforce, with a mind to preparing for the year ahead. From December 15, 2022, registered nurses and midwives will have an immediate pathway to residence including those already in New Zealand,” he said.

There are many other stories that you would find interesting in this issue.

Please read and share with your family, friends, colleagues and associates.

We wish you a pleasant, peaceful and healthy holiday season.

We will welcome you in the New Year with our January 15, 2023, Digital Edition.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share this story

Related Stories

Indian Newslink

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement

Previous slide
Next slide

Advertisement