Employer accreditation

New Zealand employers with a requirement to recruit off-shore to supplement their local workforce should apply for Employer Accreditation.

Employer Accreditation is an important international recruitment and retention tool for any large New Zealand employer who employs in excess of 5 full time migrants per annum.  Many of our clients have utilised this policy to realise the significant benefits associated with this status.

What are the benefits?

Becoming an Accredited Employer with Immigration New Zealand has an number of benefits including:

  • A work to residency (pathway) visa that is not available to other non accredited employers in New Zealand, hence providing an attraction and retention advantage in the recruitment market.
  • Fast-track processing on all temporary visas and residency visas that are supported by the employer. In many instances this will reduce temporary visa processing by 15-20 working days.
  • Help to reduce uncertainty associated with lengthy and sometimes complicated visa processing.
  • Reduced documentation requirements saving significant HR time in supporting visa applications.

How can Lane Neave help?

Lane Neave regularly assists our clients with applications for employer accreditation status with Immigration New Zealand, and can help you decide if this is a tool that can be utilised for the benefit of your organisation.

We apply for and obtain this status for a number of employers annually, we manage annual renewal applications, and more complicated applications where high level advice is required by in-house HR teams.

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