Migrant Recruitment in New Zealand
Migrant Recruitment in New Zealand

A huge part of what is termed ethical recruitment is understanding the requirements of pastoral care.


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Pastoral Care – What’s it all about?

Employing skilled migrants has employer responsibilities that standard NZ Resident employment does not.

RecruitNZ feels strongly about employers taking care of all workers, but skilled migrants, in particular, are vulnerable to exploitation. On this page you will learn more about pastoral care – and also get an insight into the life changes experienced by some of the fabulous hard-working, fun-loving Filipinos now working in New Zealand.

Migrant Recruitment in New Zealand

Ethical Recruitment

Recruitment Process Costs

The employer can expect the candidates to have pre-screened for skills and experience before interviewing begins, and all candidates will have a current valid passport prior to application.

Where the candidate is being considered for a position, all recruitment related costs must be met by the employer – including visa processing costs, trade testing & travel to New Zealand for successful candidates.

New Zealand is a no fee country; therefore, migrant workers should not be paying any fees to an agency for the recruitment process to gain employment in New Zealand. Our partner in the Philippines abides by these rules, while many do not.

Arrival in New Zealand

Migrant workers arriving in New Zealand must be met at the airport by a representative of the employer and taken to their accommodation – which must be provided free of charge to the migrant employees for a minimum of 2 weeks after arrival.

It is fine, however, to accommodate several Filipino employees in one dwelling.

Please note that no fees are charged to the workers for pastoral care.

All migrants receive a welcome pack and we assist in opening bank accounts and creating an IRD number. Our workers are kept in touch with regularly to ensure their accommodation and their transport to and from work is appropriate and that they are settling in well to their role and their team.


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