8 Apr 2024

Ethnic communities respond to Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme

From Checkpoint, 4:50 pm on 8 April 2024

Ethnic communities said the proposed changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme is a positive step but more needs to be done.

Immigration minister Erica Stanford announced the changes Sunday, including the introduction of an English-language requirement for migrants applying for low-skilled jobs and a shorter continuous stay.

The measures seek to safeguard migrants from exploitation and manage net migration more sustainably, but ethnic communities have mixed feelings.

RNZ Asia's Blessen Tom reports.