If your business is already accredited and your accreditation expires before 31 October 2021, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply for renewal, applications to renew accreditations will close at the end of this month until new system is available in late September.

If your business is not yet accredited, you are obliged to be accredited if you want to hire or re-hire migrants from 1 November 2021 onwards. Access NZ can assist you in your accreditation process.

Also, from 19 July 2021 onward, pay rate will be increased to $27.00/hour for a job to be considered skilled. Please note this median wage increase also applies to Essential Skills Work Visa.