Hiro joined Immigration NZ about four and half years ago in the processing office dealing with business applications. He is the relationship manager in Sectors and Skills team where he helps employers and industry bodies navigate the immigration system. Hiro is based in Wellington and cover employers and industry bodies in Wellington, Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay.
He is originally from Japan and previously lived and worked in Japan, Germany and Switzerland before coming to New Zealand, so he has gone through many different immigration processes.
Concurrent Session 3: Immigration New Zealand: Visa Policy and Process
Paul Millar and Hiro Kuroki
Hiro Kuroki and Paul Millar are Relationship Managers, Sector and Skills, at Immigration New Zealand. The role of a Relationship Manager, Sector and Skills, is to educate employers on the immigration policy and process in order for them to use the immigration system efficiently. They are also responsible for identifying sector specific issues and gathering insights to discuss with wider Immigration NZ. In this session, Paul and Hiro will provide an overview of the different work visas currently available for migrant workers wanting to enter or remain in the aged care sector. They will explain the recent changes to the Essential Skills Work Visa and provide an update on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), due to come into effect from mid-2022. Paul and Hiro will also share insights on the visa application process and how employers can best navigate the system during these unprecedented times of bordure closures and workforce shortages.