In the year to June 30 2016 the top 20 work visa jobs included such positions as cafe or restaurant manager, retail manager (general) and waiter. This paints a misleading picture of employment opportunities in New Zealand since none of these are on the Immediate Skills Shortage list (ISL) or the Long Term Skills Shortage List (LTSSL). Bernard Hickey’s article in the New Zealand Herald argues that there are too many visas and not enough pay for migrants, on the basis that Immigration New Zealand awarded 209,461 work visas in the year to June 30 2016
The Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 requires all persons giving advice in relation to Immigration in New Zealand to be licensed. John Lawlor is licensed under this scheme and has been previously licensed under the OISC Licensing scheme in the United Kingdom. All immigration advice relating to New Zealand is given under the IAA code of conduct 2014.