New Zealand’s Manager of Immigration (Skills and Residence) Policy, Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE), Andrew Craig, said that the government is working on the concern of Indian students. He says that the government is planning a specific pathway for the success of Indian students.
Andrew Craig said, now people can apply for New Zealand work visa, student visa, visitor visa and residence visa, New Zealand’s border is now open to all.
During the time of Kovid-19 in New Zealand, Indian students had to face many difficulties and challenges due to the Kovid policies and closed borders. Despite this, in 2019, there was a 63% increase in the figures for first time visas for Indian students.
The problems faced by Indian students and the challenges faced by the students were mentioned by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in his meeting with New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaya Mahuta in October 2022. In that meeting, he raised the issues faced by Indian students due to the COVID pandemic and urged them to be resolved in a fair manner.
Jaishankar said in Wellington that Covid was a tough time for all of us but the students probably faced more troubles than most of us. He therefore urged the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of New Zealand to have a sympathetic attitude and understanding of students entering the country.
Announcement of some changes in the post-study work visa regime
Recently New Zealand has announced some changes to the post-study work visa regime. The change is that unless students choose to work in Green List business-related courses, international students entering low level courses are prohibited from working.
According to Craig, such a change is a way to protect New Zealand migrants from exploitation.
Student visa settings were changed to address some of the unsustainable and worrying post study working trends observed pre-Covid.
“If international students have a skilled job offer in New Zealand, they can also apply for an accredited employer work visa at the end of their studies,” said Craig.
What is Accredited Employer
An Accredited Employer is one who is accredited by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to employ individuals under the Talent (Accredited Employer) work instructions.
To work for an accredited employer, students must work at least 30 hours a week. Students can take any of the 12 months for 3 months or any course required as part of their employment.
Craig believes that students can get good benefits if they have the necessary qualifications and experience.
India, which specializes in information technology, hospitality, science, Engineering And New Zealand, the second largest source of international students pursuing higher education in various disciplines such as architecture, was severely affected during the COVID policies.
To recover international education after COVID-19, New Zealand is ready to take some steps that could put it back on the list of its Anglosphere counterparts.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Education explained in a response that the government studying in new zealand Promoting New Zealand’s international education brand through marketing & public relations activities, other diplomatic relations and travel activities to attract students to the UK. The government is also supporting education providers by providing information on visa processing times and key market trends.
For more such updates, Leverage Edu News Follow!