The AEWV is a new temporary work visa that will replace the Essential Skills Work Visa and Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa, when it launches on 4 July 2022. Employers who want to hire migrants on an AEWV will need to be accredited and check that no New Zealanders are available for the job they want to fill before they can hire a migrant. Most jobs will need to pay at least the median wage of $27.76 per hour.
You can learn more about the employer accreditation requirements and submit an application for accreditation on the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) website through the enhanced Immigration Online system. Start your online application here
Employers only need to be accredited if they want to hire a migrant on the new AEWV. Employers who employ migrants on other visa types such as working holiday visas or student visas, do not need to apply for accreditation under the AEWV scheme.