New Zealand prime minister, John Key have announced new immigration rules to encourage the skilled migrants and businessmen to move into the new regions, at the national party conference held on July 26, 2015, in Auckland.
The new immigration rules are intended to boost the local economies by increasing the bonus points that are used to calculate and approve or deny residency requests. The skilled workers who take up the jobs will have bonus point’s increases from an extra 10 to 30 points.
And the new migrants will be required to stay for a minimum of 12 months rather than the three months.
John Key admitted that there were some factors lined up for people using the scheme as a back door way to make a living in Auckland.
Local government president Lawrence Yule, also the mayor of Hastings, said a lot of the migrants who are actually moving to the new regions end up creating new opportunities and their own businesses.
The New Zealand government’s proposed immigration reforms include:
The skilled migrants takes up the jobs in the regions will have an increase of bonus points from an extra 10 points to the 20 points.
Those people who wanted to set up the businesses outside the Auckland will get bonus points doubled from the current 20 points to 40 points.
Employers will able to contact for the work and income directly and check whether New Zealand citizens are available to fill any particular vacancy before they start lodging for a new visa application with the New Zealand immigration.
With the new rules, New Zealand government hopes that it will boost the economy and the jobs by encouraging the geographical spread of the immigrants.