NZAMI opposes Essential Skills Visa changes

NZAMI opposes Essential Skills Visa changes June Ranson Auckland, Monday May 22, 2017 Proposed changes to the Essential Skills visa settings designed to reduce the attractiveness of New Zealand as a destination for temporary workers simply will not work in the current economic and immigration context. If we had confidence in the envisaged benefits to New Zealanders being attainable, the…

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TPP countries to assess options

Ha Noi, Viet Nam Sunday, May 21, 2017 The following is a statement issued by Todd McClay, Minister of Trade, New Zealand: Ministers and Vice Ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam met today to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers…

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Canterbury unemployment remains low

Nicky Wagner Wellington, Sunday, May 21, 2017 The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard shows unemployment in Canterbury is increasing but remains well below national levels, Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Labour Market is the second in a series of data snapshots designed to shed light on the regeneration process. The data, sourced from Statistics New Zealand, shows Canterbury’s level of unemployment was…

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