If multiple positions are being filled for the same job, covered by the same advertising (if a labour market test is needed) and same proposed employment agreement, then only one job check is needed.
What is a Labour Market Test?
A labour market test (LMT) is the process of checking there are no New Zealand citizens or residents available to do the job that you are looking to hire a migrant worker for.
Whether you need to do an LMT or not depends on how much you are paying.
- Highly paid jobs
If the job is paid at least 200% of the median wage, you do not need to advertise the role.
- All other jobs
All other jobs must pay at least the median wage and you must have advertised to New Zealanders.
The Government is considering whether there will be any exemptions to the requirement to pay at least the median wage, and restrictions for some other roles.
What is Median wage?
The median wage will increase from NZD $27.00 an hour to NZD $27.76 an hour on 4 July 2022, when the Accredited Employer Work Visa opens for applications. The median wage increase will apply to job checks submitted from 20 June 2022, when applications for the job check open.
Multiple positions for the same job can be included in one job check if the job details are the same (for example they have the same occupation, pay range, region or city and minimum job requirements), and are all covered by the same advertising (if a LMT is needed) and proposed employment agreement.
You can only hire a migrant worker on an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) if the job passes the job check. Each role you are looking to fill with a migrant worker will require its own job check.