Paul was originally hired to manage relationships with the tertiary education sector as Immigration New Zealand looked to build trusted partnerships with organisations who were willing to pilot an online student’s visa processing solution. Paul now works as relationship manager for the sector and skills team providing support and advice to individual employers, recruiters, and industry groups from the top of the North Island down to the East Coast.
Prior to working for Immigration New Zealand, Paul’s career spanned public and private sector roles in tertiary education, training and employment including Private Training Establishments, New Zealand Employment Service, the Tertiary Education Commission and UNITEC Institute of Technology.
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 (INZ), dedicated to the ARC sector. The role of a Relationship Manager, Sector and Skills is to educate employers on the immigration policy and process to assist 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 the latest updates from INZ, including the 2021 Resident Visa, which many migrant aged care workers are eligible for, and the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), due to be introduced on 4 July 2022. They will also explain the process to bring health workers to New Zealand and 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.