Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has announced a one-off pathway to residence for around 165,000 migrants currently in New Zealand.
Immigration New Zealand estimates the eligible visa holders will include over 5000 health and aged care workers, around 9000 primary industry workers, and more than 800 teachers.
There are also around 15,000 construction and 12,000 manufacturing workers on relevant visa types, some of whom will be eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa.
It will be available to most work-related visa holders, including Essential Skills, Work to Residence, and Post Study Work visas and their immediate family members.
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