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
Paul Millar and Hiro Kuroki 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.