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Employing International Students and Graduates
Employing international students - part-time employment while studying
Most students are entitled to work up to 20 hours each week during the academic year and they will have secured the required ‘variation of conditions’ on their ‘student visa’ to do so. In addition they can apply for a further ‘variation of conditions’ to allow full-time work during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
Employing international graduates - full-time employment
Immigration New Zealand’s Graduate Job Search Work Visa and Graduate Work Experience Visa instructions are designed to provide paths for well-qualified and skilled international graduates who have completed qualifications in NZ, to work and if appropriate, settle here.
For more information on the Study to Work Visas for employers see the immigration page: Graduating Students - Study To Work Visas
For the attention of employers of international students and graduates: Employing an International Student or Graduate (pdf 520KB)
For general information on immigration see the Immigration Guide for Employers
Questions should be directed to Immigration New Zealand on 0508 55 88 55
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