The objective of work visa is to contribute to developing New Zealand’s human capability base by
• facilitating the access of New Zealand employers and New Zealand industry to global skills and knowledge; while
• complementing the Government’s education, training, employment and economic development policies; and
• ensuring that the employment in New Zealand of non-New Zealand citizens and residence class visa holders does not undermine the wages and conditions of New Zealand workers.
The various types of Work Visas are: