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I got a job offer with $55,000.00 and I have to work from 8 Am till 5 Pm, with 30 Min paid break and 30 min unpaid break, and my occupation in the long term skill shortage list

I read on the immigration website in order to meet the Skilled employment I need to be paid at least 25 USD per hour or equivalent per year.

Based on what I mentioned above, did I meet the minimum requirement for the salary?

Please advise I do not know whether I accept the offer or not

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So that works out at 8.5hrs per day x 5 days = 42.5hrs per week (NZ standard is 40 hrs).
Working that backwards it is $24.89 per hour.
The minimum salary thresholds for migrant workers has increased from $55k to $79 560 per annum. This means you could only come here on a temporary class work visa for a maximum period of 3 years and if your salary didn't increase sufficiently you would not have any pathway to remain any longer. These new rules came in to force early this month as the NZ Government has made changes to reduce the number of low skilled migrant workers coming in to NZ.
Even though it is a job offer, you may struggle to get a visa from Immigration NZ as that salary is pretty much the minimum to approve a person for a temporary work visa and if you did manage to get a visa it'd be unlikely you'd be able to remain any longer than maximum 3 years unless your salary rose dramatically over those 3 years and that higher threshold may also continue to rise as Immigration re-evaluate it often.

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So that works out at 8.5hrs per day x 5 days = 42.5hrs per week (NZ standard is 40 hrs).
Working that backwards it is $24.89 per hour.
The minimum salary thresholds for migrant workers has increased from $55k to $79 560 per annum. This means you could only come here on a temporary class work visa for a maximum period of 3 years and if your salary didn't increase sufficiently you would not have any pathway to remain any longer. These new rules came in to force early this month as the NZ Government has made changes to reduce the number of low skilled migrant workers coming in to NZ.
Even though it is a job offer, you may struggle to get a visa from Immigration NZ as that salary is pretty much the minimum to approve a person for a temporary work visa and if you did manage to get a visa it'd be unlikely you'd be able to remain any longer than maximum 3 years unless your salary rose dramatically over those 3 years and that higher threshold may also continue to rise as Immigration re-evaluate it often.
If i am not wrong the changes you mentioned is for temporary work visa. Under SMC JSV, the minimum salary threshold is still NZD 52,000 per year.
Correct?

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If i am not wrong the changes you mentioned is for temporary work visa. Under SMC JSV, the minimum salary threshold is still NZD 52,000 per year.
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Yes, but Essential Skills is a temporary work visa.
This is the link for the current rules associated with Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Resident Visa.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...ion-thresholds

Further changes have been made (as I mentioned) that affect other temporary work visas.

You just need to be sure that the salary offered is going to be sufficient to allow you to secure the visa you want and allow you to remain accordingly.

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So that works out at 8.5hrs per day x 5 days = 42.5hrs per week (NZ standard is 40 hrs).

Working that backwards it is $24.89 per hour.

The minimum salary thresholds for migrant workers has increased from $55k to $79 560 per annum. This means you could only come here on a temporary class work visa for a maximum period of 3 years and if your salary didn't increase sufficiently you would not have any pathway to remain any longer. These new rules came in to force early this month as the NZ Government has made changes to reduce the number of low skilled migrant workers coming in to NZ.

Even though it is a job offer, you may struggle to get a visa from Immigration NZ as that salary is pretty much the minimum to approve a person for a temporary work visa and if you did manage to get a visa it'd be unlikely you'd be able to remain any longer than maximum 3 years unless your salary rose dramatically over those 3 years and that higher threshold may also continue to rise as Immigration re-evaluate it often.
Hi
Thank you for your response

I forgot to mention that I am in New Zealand right now and I am holding Silver Fern Job Search visa

Does the new roles regarding the salary applied to me as well ?

What I am planning is to apply for 2 visas
1- Work to resident skill shortage list
2- SMC point tested

With the current contract I have , can I claim points for SMC ?

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Hi
Thank you for your response

I forgot to mention that I am in New Zealand right now and I am holding Silver Fern Job Search visa

Does the new roles regarding the salary applied to me as well ?

What I am planning is to apply for 2 visas
1- Work to resident skill shortage list
2- SMC point tested

With the current contract I have , can I claim points for SMC ?

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1. Ok so Work To Residency visas are temporary class visas that provide a built in pathway to residency after 24 months. You can either go the Talent (Accredited Employer) work visa route or the Long Term Skill Shortage work visa route, and as you say you are going the skill shortage list work visa route.
So, you are likely to secure this visa more speedily since the job comes under an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List. You will need to be offered full time employment for at least 24 months and work in that skill shortage occupation for the duration of your contract. Your visa will also specify a specific employer and location, based on the written job offer. You will need to have the relevant qualifications, skills and work experience for that job offer and any professional registration (if required for that occupation in NZ).

2. No. You do not use Skilled Migrant Resident Visa if you are using the Work To Residence - Long Term Skill Shortage List work visa pathway.
Remember: These visas have a built in pathway for permanent status or Residency so after 24 months and assuming you have remained in the job with that employer in the same location you can apply for the Long Term Skill Shortage List Residency Visa which should be a way easier route to take than SMC or SMRV as it is known now.
At this point you can also add family members on to the Residency application.

Note: At the time that you apply for the Long Term Skill Shortage Residency Visa you will likely have to meet a minimum salary threshold. At the moment there is no mention of it in the particular visa criteria on INZ's website but I believe it is currently minimum $45k. Highly likely this will rise in the future so always have it in the back of your mind. Hopefully your salary will naturally increase anyway in those initial 2 yrs and INZ don't increase the minimum salary threshold too high.

So, you needn't worry about SMC and points etc.
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1. Ok so Work To Residency visas are temporary class visas that provide a built in pathway to residency after 24 months. You can either go the Talent (Accredited Employer) work visa route or the Long Term Skill Shortage work visa route, and as you say you are going the skill shortage list work visa route.
So, you are likely to secure this visa more speedily since the job comes under an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List. You will need to be offered full time employment for at least 24 months and work in that skill shortage occupation for the duration of your contract. Your visa will also specify a specific employer and location, based on the written job offer. You will need to have the relevant qualifications, skills and work experience for that job offer and any professional registration (if required for that occupation in NZ).

2. No. You do not use Skilled Migrant Resident Visa if you are using the Work To Residence - Long Term Skill Shortage List work visa pathway.
Remember: These visas have a built in pathway for permanent status or Residency so after 24 months and assuming you have remained in the job with that employer in the same location you can apply for the Long Term Skill Shortage List Residency Visa which should be a way easier route to take than SMC or SMRV as it is known now.
At this point you can also add family members on to the Residency application.

Note: At the time that you apply for the Long Term Skill Shortage Residency Visa you will likely have to meet a minimum salary threshold. At the moment there is no mention of it in the particular visa criteria on INZ's website but I believe it is currently minimum $45k. Highly likely this will rise in the future so always have it in the back of your mind. Hopefully your salary will naturally increase anyway in those initial 2 yrs and INZ don't increase the minimum salary threshold too high.

So, you needn't worry about SMC and points etc.

Thank you and appreciate you response

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