If you have made genuine attempts to recruit New Zealanders to fill a position and you haven’t been able to find anyone, you may be able to support an overseas worker’s visa application. If your position is in an occupation on one of the Essential Skills in Demand Lists (ESID), you don’t have to check if there are any New Zealanders available before you recruit overseas.
The New Zealand Immigration link below provides the finer details of Essential Skills Visa.
It does require some detailed discussions with the business. Some of the factors to consider are about the business, financials, sustainability, organization chart, role, wages and minimum hours.
If you are a New Zealand based company and need assistance in hiring an overseas worker, we would be happy to have a chat and assist you.