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'Crushing skills shortage' eased with visa extension

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 16 Jul 2021

Move provides more certainty to employers and visa holders. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 16 Jul 2021
At least 18,000 visa holders will be able to stay in the country for two years instead of one and a streamlined application process will benefit another 57,000 after changes announced by the government.The government is increasing the duration of some essential skills visas and streamlining the application process to provide more certainty to employers and visa holders while covid border restrictions remain in place, immigration minister Kris Faafoi said.“After months of advocacy, and recent collective action on this issue, today’s...

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