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The number of people in the country on work or student visas continues to slowly decline
16th Oct 21, 9:00am
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The number of people in the country on work or student visas continues to slowly decline
The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas continues declining, but the rate of decline is relatively slow
16th Sep 21, 12:13pm
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The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas continues declining, but the rate of decline is relatively slow
The number of people in New Zealand on work visas has declined by 40,000 since March last year
18th Aug 21, 7:54am
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The number of people in New Zealand on work visas has declined by 40,000 since March last year
Overseas workers in New Zealand down 17% from peak, with overseas student numbers down 40%
21st Jun 21, 10:59am
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Overseas workers in New Zealand down 17% from peak, with overseas student numbers down 40%
The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas has declined by 63,417 since its peak in February 2020
21st May 21, 10:18am
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The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas has declined by 63,417 since its peak in February 2020
The number of overseas students in New Zealand is down by more than 27,000 in the last 12 months, while overseas worker numbers have declined by 31,000
13th Apr 21, 12:31pm
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The number of overseas students in New Zealand is down by more than 27,000 in the last 12 months, while overseas worker numbers have declined by 31,000
Overseas students and migrant worker numbers have declined by 63,532 in the last 12 months
10th Mar 21, 2:08pm
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Overseas students and migrant worker numbers have declined by 63,532 in the last 12 months
Overseas student numbers down by 15.4% compared to a year ago, foreign workers down by 11.9%
11th Feb 21, 10:51am
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Overseas student numbers down by 15.4% compared to a year ago, foreign workers down by 11.9%
The number of people in this country on work visas sank by almost 28,000 between March and November
17th Dec 20, 8:00am
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The number of people in this country on work visas sank by almost 28,000 between March and November
Big drops in migrant worker and overseas student numbers in New Zealand since COVID-related border restrictions were introduced in March
18th Nov 20, 9:36am
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Big drops in migrant worker and overseas student numbers in New Zealand since COVID-related border restrictions were introduced in March
Work visa numbers down 10% from March peak, student visa numbers down 20% from a year ago
19th Oct 20, 12:29pm
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Work visa numbers down 10% from March peak, student visa numbers down 20% from a year ago
The COVID-19 lockdown appears to have had only a minor impact on overseas student numbers so far and may have had no impact on migrant worker numbers
20th Aug 20, 1:35pm
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The COVID-19 lockdown appears to have had only a minor impact on overseas student numbers so far and may have had no impact on migrant worker numbers
Work, student and residence visa approvals steadily rising, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment figures show
22nd Jul 20, 9:25am
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Work, student and residence visa approvals steadily rising, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment figures show
The number of work and residency visas being issued is picking up again but new student visas are almost non-existent
19th Jun 20, 10:59am
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The number of work and residency visas being issued is picking up again but new student visas are almost non-existent
Most of the people who arrived in this country long term in April were returning New Zealand citizens
15th Jun 20, 2:20pm
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Most of the people who arrived in this country long term in April were returning New Zealand citizens
Migrant visa approval numbers hammered in April but the number of migrants in the country on work, student and residence visas remained fairly stable
19th May 20, 9:32am
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Migrant visa approval numbers hammered in April but the number of migrants in the country on work, student and residence visas remained fairly stable
A total of 23,430 fewer people came into New Zealand on work, residence or student visas in March compared to March last year
17th Apr 20, 8:57am
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A total of 23,430 fewer people came into New Zealand on work, residence or student visas in March compared to March last year
People arriving in NZ on work and long term visitor visas at record highs in 12 months to October
18th Dec 19, 9:45am
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People arriving in NZ on work and long term visitor visas at record highs in 12 months to October
Work visa approvals up 9% on a year ago, residence visa approvals up 12.8% the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment says
27th Nov 19, 2:11pm
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Work visa approvals up 9% on a year ago, residence visa approvals up 12.8% the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment says
Almost 35,000 residence visas and 246,705 work visas approved in year to September
31st Oct 19, 9:51am
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Almost 35,000 residence visas and 246,705 work visas approved in year to September
Work visa numbers are rising strongly while residency visas are declining and student visas are almost flat, Greg Ninness reports
18th Sep 19, 7:50am
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Work visa numbers are rising strongly while residency visas are declining and student visas are almost flat, Greg Ninness reports
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says 'not fixated on numbers' in immigration debate; More focussed on 'getting our system right'
15th Aug 17, 9:56am
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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says 'not fixated on numbers' in immigration debate; More focussed on 'getting our system right'
BusinessNZ afraid reducing net migration by 20k-30k will see employers struggle to find staff and affect the $4b export education sector, yet it sees Labour's proposal to regionalise skills shortage lists as a positive
13th Jun 17, 9:24am
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BusinessNZ afraid reducing net migration by 20k-30k will see employers struggle to find staff and affect the $4b export education sector, yet it sees Labour's proposal to regionalise skills shortage lists as a positive
Labour's immigration proposals would stall economic growth, PM Bill English says while arguing growth isn't migrant-dependent
13th Jun 17, 5:02am
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Labour's immigration proposals would stall economic growth, PM Bill English says while arguing growth isn't migrant-dependent
Labour's immigration policy targets KiwiBuild workers and apprentice boost; Aims to cut 20,000-30,000 work, study and post-study visas per year; Little says it's time to take a breather
12th Jun 17, 2:35pm
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Labour's immigration policy targets KiwiBuild workers and apprentice boost; Aims to cut 20,000-30,000 work, study and post-study visas per year; Little says it's time to take a breather