24 Feb 2021

Faafoi considering revamp of residence programme

From Morning Report, 6:51 am on 24 February 2021

The immigration minister, Kris Faafoi, is considering a revamp of New Zealand's largest residence programme.

Faafoi says a review of the skilled migrant category is a priority. He says no decision has been made on whether to re-start the selection of expressions of interest for skilled workers after it was suspended last March.

An immigration lawyer, Elly Fleming, told RNZ reporter Gill Bonnett a review may involve putting up minimum salary requirements or something more fundamental.